Llandysul, often called the jewel in the crown of the Teifi Valley, is set in beautiful countryside on the banks of the river. The origin of the community is said to date back to when St Tysul crossed the Teifi and formed his cell. The church of St Tysul was founded in about 1400 and still retains its Norman tower and painted arches.
The lych gate was built in 1933 to mark the centenary of the action taken by Rev Enoch Jones to ban the game of Cnapan, an ancient form of rugby which was played around the parishes using the churches as goalposts!
Modern Llandysul lies behind a main street of Victorian shopfronts in the busy centre. There is a wide range of small shops offering everything from health foods and hardware to fashionwear by some of Europe's top designers. There is a small museum of local history in the County Library.
There is a thriving canoe club and enthusiasts travel from all over the country to take part in slalom competitions here and enjoy the opportunity to canoe in some of the Teifi's faster whitewater stretches. Work has begun on the construction of a sports centre attached to the existing swimming pool.