River Tywi at Rhandirmwyn

River Towy

Rhandirmwyn is situated in the Upper Towi Valley – one of the most beautiful areas in Wales. Lead mining in and around Rhandirmwyn during the 18th and 19th centuries first opened this part of the Valley up to outside influence when Cornish miners came and worked in the mines. Mining continued, albeit sporadically, until the early 1930s. – but it was not until 1968 that the road became more than just a track, when work on the Llyn Brianne Dam and reservoir began.

The population of Rhandirmwyn is approximately 150, half of which are native Welsh speakers – a high proportion too are retired, but encouragingly, there are now many young children in the Valley. Parents see the Valley as a clean and safe environment in which to bring up children.

Modern telecommunications too have now made it possible for people in this area to work from home, in an interesting return to cottage industries.


The Royal Oak, one of two pubs within our village, dates from the 18th century.

Royal Oak at RhandirmwynReal ales are a feature of the pub and it offers a full menu.

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A little further up the valley, sitting on the banks of the River Towy, is the Towy Bridge Inn. This pub in its idyllic setting, has catered over the years to countless people looking for that ‘perfect location’, Here on warm summer days you can sit with the River Towy flowing just a few feet away – you will be transfixed as the sun glistens on the ever changing water. Peacefulness abounds! In the winter, the warmth radiates throughout the pub, whether you’re just stopping by for a drink, or staying for a meal – a warm welcome always awaits you.

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