St Tysul

A church building dedicated to local Saint Tysul, who was related to St David, and after whom the town Llandysul is named; Llan means 'church of' or 'sacred place'.

About this church

St Tysul was the first cousin of St David, the patron saint of Wales, and was the grandson of Ceredig, the ruler who gave his name to the kingdom, now the county, of Ceredigion. Llandysul translates into English as the parish of Tysul and so is named after this ancient Saint.

The tower of the church dates back to the 13th century, and there are stones in the tower and the Lady Chapel altar which date back even further, including a famous 'Velvor' stone with ancient writing. Owain Glyndwr's family had links to the building, and in Llandysul the annual Calan Hen festival is held every year. This celebrates the old new year, January 12, and has been celebrated for almost 200 years.

The church is in a beautiful setting alongside the river Teifi, close to the town car park and the memorial park. Why not pop into town for a stroll by the river, a look at the ancient grave stones and a bit of shopping.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • National heritage here
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • Parking within 250m
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

Other nearby churches

St Mary

The present church was built in 1881 on the site of a chapel, Capel Mair, which dated from Norman times.


St Michael

This ancient 13th century church, on the slopes of Mynydd Llanfihangel Rhos Y Corn with its bronze age barrows, has settled into a small hollow and is surrounded by beautiful scenery.

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