Llanfarian is a village in Ceredigion, West Wales. It stands on the A487, in the beautiful Ystwyth Valley, between the towns of Aberystwyth, to the north, and Llanrhystud to the south.
The village contains a pub and restaurant (the Royal Oak), a primary school (Ysgol Gynradd), and garage (DGD Machinery – Royal Oak Garage - Agricultural Machinery).
In the centre of the village stands the Royal Oak - a village pub which serves food and ale to both visitors and the local community.
Walkers and cyclists are well catered for in Llanfarian as the landscape is criss-crossed with trails and rights of way. Indeed the 21 mile (34km) Ystwyth Trail connecting Aberystwyth, on the shore of Cardigan Bay, with Tregaron in the northern Teifi Valley, passes through the village.
(Llanfarian once had a railway station - on the line from Carmarthen to Aberystwyth – however this is now redundant and the railway line now forms a large part of the Ystwyth Trail)
These comparatively level sections lend themselves to family cycling - involving younger children - and wheelchair users. The entire route is suitable for walkers, and substantial sections are also suitable for horse riding.
A short (one mile) walk to the west coast meets up with the fabulous Wales Coastal Path (Ceredigion Section), offering great views of Cardigan Bay and the Welsh coastline.
Anglers are spoilt for choice in Llanfarian with access to the banks of the Ystwyth River and the coast line at Aberystwyth. Llanilar Angling Association offers both expert and novice game fishermen exciting sport on the River Ystwyth – one of the premier Sea Trout rivers in Wales.
The Ystwth offers the opportunity to go night fishing for double-figure sea trout, or sewin as it is known in Wales, and the chance to catch a salmon straight from the Irish Sea.
Public fishing is available by the day or week and full season permits are available.