The village was served by Ystradowen railway station between 1865 and 1951. The name Ystradowen means "Owen's Valley" in English. Local amenities include St Owain's parish church, The White Lion public house, Tudor Garage and Seven Oaks fisheries. Notable residents: Tom Jones had a home in the village until 1998.
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- Cooper, Stephen. "Ystradowen Village - Welcome". Ystradowen.org.uk. Retrieved 26 August 2017.