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Llandovery (Welsh: Llanymddyfri) is a market town in Carmarthenshire, Wales, lying on the River Tywi and the A40 road. Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... Carmarthenshire (Welsh: Sir Gaerfyrddin) is a county in Wales. ... For an explanation of often confusing terms such as Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom, England and Wales and England, see British Isles (terminology). ... Categories: UK geography stubs | Rivers in Wales ... The A40 is a trunk road in England and Wales, connecting London to Fishguard. ...


The town was known to the Romans as Alabum, who built a fort on Llanfair Hill around AD 50 to 60. Principal sites in Roman Britain Roman Britain refers to those parts of the island of Great Britain controlled by the Roman Empire between 43 and 410. ... Events Roman Empire Londinium is founded by the Romans, taking over as capital of the local Roman province, from Colchester (approximate date) Roman Emperor Claudius appoints Agrippa II governor of Chalcis. ... Events Boudicca sacks London (approximate date). ...


Attractions in the town include Llandovery Castle, a charity-run theatre (Llandovery Theatre), and a heritage centre. The Dolaucothi Gold Mines are located nearby. Tourists and bikers often stop in town on their way through Wales on the A40. Llandovery Castle Llandovery Castle is a castle in the town of Llandovery in Carmarthenshire, Wales. ... It has been suggested that Drama (art form) be merged into this article or section. ... A heritage center is a museum facility primarily dedicated to the presentation of historical and cultural information about a place and its people, including, to some degree, natural features. ... The Dolaucothi Gold Mines (Grid reference SN662399), also known as the Ogofau Gold Mine, are a Roman deep mine located in the valley of the River Cothi, near Pumsaint, Carmarthenshire, Wales. ...


Famous people associated with Llandovery include outlaw Twm SiĆ“n Cati and hymn writer William Williams . Butch Cassidy, a famous Western American outlaw An outlaw, a person living the lifestyle of outlawry, meaning literally outside of the law. ... Twm Siôn Cati (Welsh form, anglicised as Twm Sion Cati, Twm Shon Catti, Twm Shon Catty and so on) is a figure in Welsh folklore, often described as the Welsh Robin Hood. ... A hymn is a type of song, usually religious, specifically written for the purpose of praise, adoration or prayer, and typically addressed to a god or other religiously significant figure. ... William Williams has been the name of several notable individuals: Sir William Williams (1634-1700) was a lawyer, MP for Chester and later for Beaumaris, and the first Welshman to become Speaker of the House of Commons, a post which he held from 1680 to 1685. ...


Llandovery is twinned with Pluguffan, France. Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm Town twinning or sister cities is a concept where towns or cities from geographically and politically distinct areas are paired, with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...


Geology

For the Llandovery geological time period, see Silurian#Silurian subdivisions. The Silurian is a major division of the geologic timescale that extends from the end of the Ordovician period, about 443. ...


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Over the next several years, control of Llandovery Castle not only alternated between the Welsh and the English, but the heirs of the Lord Rhys (including Rhys Gryg and Maelgwyn) also fought each other for command of their father's possessions.
In 1277, Llandovery Castle finally fell to Edward I, and the English monarchs continued to control the stronghold until its demise, with the brief exception of a few months in 1282 when Llywelyn the Last captured the castle.
Though neglected from then onward, Llandovery Castle was strong enough to be targeted by Owain Glyndwr during his rebellion in the early 1400's.
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