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St. Peter's Church, Llanbedr
Nestling in a fold of the hills above Crickhowell, at the foot of the Black Mountains, Llanbedr is a small but lively village with a Church School, pub and Village Hall as well as St. Peter's Church.
The Welsh word Llanbedr means St. Peter, and the first priest listed in the parish was in the 11th Century. It is an ancient settlement known as Llanbedr Ystrad Yw by the Romans - which roughly translates as "The Llanbedr which is in the region of the yew tree" referring to an ancient yew in Cwmdu. The yew trees in Llanbedr churchyard are also ancient, one probably nearly three thousand years old, so it is likely to have been a place of worship before Christianity arrived.
Surrounded by the Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Black Mountains, with the River Usk nearby and the historic towns of Crickhowell, Abergavenny and Brecon within easy reach, it is an ideal place for a holiday. Please look at the Links page for useful information for walkers, families or anyone interested in greater details.
Finding us: Llanbedr, Crickhowell NP8 1SR
OS Ref. SO204 396