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Grid reference: SN254144
Location: 51°48’3"N, 4°32’1"W
Post town: Carmarthen
Postcode: SA33
Dialling code: 01267
Local Government
Council: Carmarthenshire
Carmarthen West
and South Pembrokeshire

Llanddowror or Maes-y-lan is a small, historic, relatively unspoilt village in Carmarthenshire two miles from St Clears.

History & Amenities

The village is reachable via the scenic A477 road. The village was famously the home of Griffith Jones, the 18th century Christian educator who was funded by Bridget Bevan. Among the local attractions are the ruins of St Clears castle. Some rental cottages are available in Llanddowror, as are some Bed & Breakfast rooms.

Imperial Legacy

Improbably, Llanddowror has lent its name to the British Raj-era hill station of Landour in the Lower Western Himalaya in northern India. Landour was founded in 1827 as a convalescent station for British soldiers serving in India. During British colonial rule, nostalgic British names were common in India; many of these names (e.g. Landour) survive today though many others were discarded once India achieved independence.

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