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Llanybydder

The name Llanybydder derives from the Welsh Llan, referring to church or more properly the area surrounding the church while "y bydder" is of the deaf. This may refer to a female religious order founded by Gwenllian of Blaen Tren. The oldest surviving cottage in Llanybydder is Gwrdy Cottage that was originally the hospitality wing of the order. One can surmise that if the women had taken a vow of silence, visitors might believe the women were deaf.

St Peter's Church. The main part dates from the 13th century, but the tower appears earlier.

Today the town is known for its monthly horse fairs held on the last Thursday each month.

Horses awaiting sale or transport

 

The River Teifi at Llanybydder

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