This website is provided and maintained by Llanddewi Brefi Community Council for the benefit of residents and visitors to the area, and aims to provide:
- an online presence for the Community Council.
- a calendar for events, activities and clubs within the Community.
- an information portal for Residents, Tourists and Visitors to the Parish.
The village of Llanddewi Brefi in Ceredigion is the focal point of the community, which mainly follows the boundaries of the former parish of Llanddewi Brefi, one of the largest in rural Wales. This historical village, of religious significance dating back to the 7th century, is nestled in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains at the intersection of several valleys giving the village its unique layout. Despite its rural environment, the parish has a strong sense of community. There is always a warm welcome at the local public houses, shop, youth hostel and local bed and breakfast establishments.
It is an area of extraordinary natural beauty, with footpaths along the old Drovers lanes, local rivers and up into the Cambrian Mountains, and is also home to celebrated craft and food producers.
The village hall and grounds are the venue for the annual Llanddewi Brefi agricultural and horticultural show, and the playing field is the home ground of local football team Dewi Stars, who play in the Ceredigion League and celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2009. Tregaron Trotting Club, now host to one of the most prestigious harness race meetings in the UK, began here in 1980 as the Deri Llanio Harness racing committee, and had its first meeting on fields just outside Llanddewi Brefi. Since 2008, the village has also hosted Ras Gŵyl Dewi, an annual road running event that has become a regular fixture for local athletics clubs. The village has a number of community groups. The WI, YFC and Clwb Ffrindiau meet on a regular basis; these groups are well supported and welcome new members.
During the summers of 1988 and 1990, Llanddewi Brefi was transformed into a 1930’s rural market town for the filming of the HTV drama ‘We are Seven’. Many locals were co-opted as extras and houses were transformed into shops for the duration of filming.
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