WAW Towns (L-N)
Lampeter Llanbedr Pont Steffan
Accredited since: 2019
Lampeter is ideally located as a base for walkers. Nestling in the beautiful valley of the River Teifi, with the Carmarthenshire Vans to the south, and the land gradually rising to the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains to the north and east, there is a choice of riverside walks in the Teifi and Aeron valleys, or woodland and upland walks, such as on the ridge along the Dulais Valley which takes in three Celtic Hillforts. Even the beautiful Cardigan Bay is not far away.
The historic town of Lampeter itself is a gem. An ancient borough since 1284, when it was allowed to hold fairs and markets, by the late nineteenth century it had grown into an important commercial centre, providing for all the needs of the surrounding farming communities. The town is easily accessible by road, being the main point of entry into Ceredigion from south and south-east Wales.
Also making Lampeter stand out amongst other country towns is St. David’s College, Lampeter. Now a part of the University of Wales Trinity St. David, the College was founded in 1822, and is the oldest degree-awarding institution in England and Wales after Oxford and Cambridge. It is also the first place in Wales where Rugby Football was played. A walk around the College grounds is a delight.
Amongst many other attractions, the visitor will find the Jen Jones Welsh Quilt Centre, housed in the Old Town Hall, of great interest, and a small Museum in College Street displays various aspects of the Town’s history.
Lampeter is known for its small, independent, quality, retail outlets catering for the shoppers’ every need, and there is ample choice of excellent cafes, restaurants and pubs for daytime eating. For longer stays in the town, the visitor has the choice of the high quality Falcondale Country Hotel, numerous inns, guest houses, farm-house bed and breakfast, and self-catering accommodation.
Lampeter is a warm, friendly town where walkers are most certainly welcome. We look forward to greeting you.