Llandovery is a little market town in Carmarthenshire, South West Wales. It may seem like another passing point, but Llandovery has a fascinating history. The town takes its name, which means 'church amongst the waters', from its location between the river Towy and the river Bran. The Towy is the longest river to flow entirely through Wales, rising in the Cambrian Mountains before flowing into the sea at Carmarthen Bay, a distance of 75 miles.
Famous people from Llandovery include Rhys Pritchard, better known as Vicar Pritchard, or The Old Vicar. One night he was sitting in one of the inns in the town and a goat approached him. Pritchard gave the goat some of his beer and found it amusing when the animal became drunk. The next night he went back to the inn, but this time the goat would not approach him. Pritchard realised that unlike him, the goat wouldn't get drunk for a second time. This struck something in the vicar, and he never drank again. ....
More Llandovery Tourist Information >>