Llandysul lies on the Ceredigion side of the Teifi. Built on the side of a hill, its main street leads down to the river. The Teifi here is fast and narrow and advantage has been taken to provide kayak and canoe courses.
Below the bridge a slalom course is laid out for kayakers. There is a kilometre of Grades 2 and 3 rapids below Llandysul.
The power of the river here provided the driving force for a number of woollen mills. Though none now function the buildings still line the river.
Llandysul is named after St Tysul who founded the church here in the 6th century. Tysul was a grandson of Ceredig, the Celtic chieftain who gave his name to Ceredigion, and a cousin of St David. The church has a collection of ancient Christian stones, including one, known as the Velvor Stone, where the inscription is in Latin and Ogham, demonstrating the links with Ireland.
Across the river is Carmarthenshire and the village of Pont Tyweli.
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