Welcome to Llandrindod Wells
County Town of Powys
Croeso i Landrindod
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Browse this page to discover
many attractions to be found in
and around Llandrindod Wells.
fascinating Spa Town with so much to see and do, including welcoming
restaurants, hotels and shops. The town is distinguished by fine
Victorian and Edwardian buildings laid out along wide streets,
which also define the several open spaces, including Temple Gardens
in the town Centre.
a few minutes stroll of the town Centre...
The Rock Park
bridge carrying Spa Road East over the railway leads to the 'Rock
Park,' the grounds of the former Rock Park Hotel where Victorian
visitors drank the waters from the Chaylebete Spring, given in
1878 by Lord Gibson Watt.
The Rock Park Spa
The Rock Spa Centre
for Alternative Physical and Spiritual Healing has been established
in the Rock Spa Pavilion, there is also a restaurant and a small
include relics of Castell Collen Roman Fort and a Victorian collection
telling the story of Llandrindod's more recent past.
Signal Box Museum
on the the southbound (Swansea) platform, on the site of a smaller
box that once existed here, the Signal Box Museum is open at certain
times from Easter through to September and contains items relating
to the Age of Steam Railways. The present box of London & North
Western Railway design, is a reconstruction of the box that originally
controlled the Brooklands Road level crossing to the north of
the station .
The Automobile Palace
'Tom Norton Building' known as the Automobile Palace, is a Grade
II listed building and is an example of an early motor showroom
dating from 1909. Recently magnificently restored
and converted to provide several retail outlets, it compliments
the other shops and cafes on the opposite side of the road.
The National Cycle
Automobile Palace, Temple
Street, Llandrindod Wells, Powys Tel: (01597) 825531 Recently
established in the restored Automobile Palace, the National Cycle
Exhibition houses many interesting machines, principally comprising
the Tom Norton collection of historic bicycles. View archive
material, memorabilia, discover sporting personalities and learn
the history of cycling on video. The exhibition features exciting
displays showing typical Victorian and Edwardian cycle shops and
a lamp collection.
Princes Avenue and
from the Automobile Palace to Llandrindod Lake, Princes Avenue
is the location of an 18 hole putting course with crazy golf facility
and Llandrindod Premier Play Park that offers something for children
of all ages. Visit the Lakeside Restaurant or just enjoy walking
around the lake itself, on which can be seen its resident swans
and many other kinds of waterfowl. Coarse fishing is available
on the Lake. A little further a field...
St Michael's Church and Shaky Bridge 2.5 miles (5 miles round
be reached on foot from the Lakeside on well sign posted and waymarked
footpaths over moderately steep terrain with many magnificent
views. A Llandrindod Wells - Cefnllys Circular Walk Leaflet is
available from the Tourist Information Centre. A picnic site
is situated at 'Shaky Bridge'. Across the river Ithon is the
13th Century St Michael's Church and Cefnllys Castle Bank. They
may be reached via the bridge (1940), that replaced the original
Parish Church to Howey Village 2 miles (4 miles round trip)
also be reached on foot from the Lake up hill following the Golf
Links Road past Hall Farm to the Old Parish Church of Llandrindod.
From this point the route follows a well signposted and waymarked
footpath, southwards along the eastern flank of the hills towards
Providence Baptist Chapel Howey and the village itself. Refreshments
may be had at the Drovers' Arms and Bridge End Inn in the village.
To return to the Lake, retrace your steps along Church Road and
then follow the footpath that is signposted opposite the farm.
Cors-Y- Llyn National
Nature Reserve (near Newbridge-on -Wye 5 miles)
National Nature Reserve is just off the A470 south of Newbridge-on-Wye,
and is home to a number of rare species of plant, being the remnant
of a melt-water pool dating from the last Ice Age.
Builth Wells and
Seven miles south
of Llandrindod Wells, the market town of Builth Wells possesses
a Monday market and has a range of family shops where you receive
a level of friendly personal service that you will long remember.
Visit the Wyeside Arts Centre and stroll down the Groe Park along
Wyeside Arts Centre
This unique Centre
incorporates a theatre and cinema and, as well as the latest films,
has a variety of live entertainment covering theatre, music, dance
and children's shows. There is also a gallery showing works by
local artists and craftspeople.
The original Norman
castle was built in 1098 and exchanged hands many times in the
battles with the Welsh. King Edward 1st had a large castle built
on the site in the 13th Century but now only the earthworks remain.
Royal Welsh Showground,
Llanelwedd, Builth Wells
opposite side of the river Wye from Builth Wells, lies the showground
when during the 3rd week of July the Royal Welsh Agricultural
Society holds its annual show. It has other events throughout
The Llewelyn Memorial,
miles south-west of Builth Wells along the A483 at Cilmery, stands
the memorial to Prince Llewelyn, the last native Prince of Wales,
killed in a skirmish with the English in 1282 at the site.
Rhayader and the
Rhayader is the gateway
to the Elan Valley lying alongside the upper Wye. Friendly shops
and cafes surround the clock tower and the many pubs and hotels
provide a warm welcome to the visitor.
Visit the Welsh Royal Crystal factory to watch the craftsmen at
work, take the Gigrin Farm Trail or visit the Kite feeding centre.
Welsh Royal Crystal
Industrial Estate, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5EN
Tel: (01597) 811005
The Principality's foremost manufacturer of hand crafted lead
crystal tableware and gift items. Visitors enjoy a tour (admission
charge) of the manufacturing process which features glass blowing,
cutting and decoration of the glass shape and final polishing.
Afterwards visitors can browse in the shop stocked with Welsh
Royal Crystal products at very affordable prices. Facilities
include ample parking space for cars and coaches, disabled access
and a cafe serving refreshments. Open 9.00am-12.30 and 1.30pm-4.30pm
all the year round.
Lower Cefn Faes,
Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5LT
Tel: (01597) 810875
Phil Rogers has been a potter for 20 years and is a fellow and
former chairman of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain.
His pots are hand thrown on a potters wheel and are intended to
be used in the home. The pots are glazed at 1300 °c using local
stone dusts, clays and also common salt in the glazes. In the
pottery showroom you will find kitchen and tableware in the form
of jugs, teapots, casseroles and the like, along side bottles
and vases where function is combined with a more decorative and
of Rhayader along the B4518, the Elan Valley offers 70 square
miles of superb walking and birdwatching country with a Countryside
Ranger Service. Walking guides may be obtained from Tourist Information
Centres and Welsh Water's Visitor Centre. The area comprises
woodlands, moorland, rivers and spectacular dams, nature trail
and picnic areas beside the River
Elan Valley Visitor
LD6 5HP Tel: (01597) 810880 Rangers Office, 810899 Cafe, 810898
The Elan Valley Visitor Centre is located 3 miles south-west of
Rhayader off the B4518, and is open 7 days a week during the summer
Admission is free and features a water and wildlife exhibition,
audiovisual show, information office, shop, cafe, toilets and
large picnic area. The centre is fully accessible for wheelchairs
and there is easy parking. The Rangers Office offers a programme
of walking events throughout the year, these are usually free
but, suitable waterproof clothing and boots are required. Freshly
made packed lunches may be ordered from the cafe.
Gigrin Farm Red
Kite Feeding Station
Street, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5BL Tel: (01597) 810243 At Gigrin
Farm learn about and observe local wildlife by visiting the Nature
Trail and Bird Reserve. The Red Kite Feeding Station is in operation
12 months a year, where these beautiful birds of prey are fed
daily together with Ravens, Buzzards and other Carrion birds.
Feeding takes place 2pm GMT (= 3pm in summer), Hides are suitable
for wheelchair access and viewing. Other facilities include picnic
site and childrens play area. Click
here to visit the gigrin farm website
Gilfach Farm Longhouse
and Nature Reserve
St. Harmon, Rhayader,
Powys Tel: (01597) 870301
A lovingly restored Welsh longhouse in the centre of a 418 acre
nature reserve, with tumbling upland river, sessile oak woodland,
meadows and upland moorland, owned and managed by the Radnorshire
Wildlife Trust Ltd, a Registered Charity. You can either book
a special guided visit to the reserve, available on Thursday,
Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings in the summer season (Easter
to the last Sunday in September), or take a free walk around the
longhouse, where you can watch live action from the reserve and
learn about Gilfach's wildlife and history. For disabled visitors
there is special parking and access to the centre, with adapted