A Guide to Llandrindod Wells in mid Wales

Llandrindod Wells

Llandrindod Wells is a firmly placed ‘hub’ of Wales and hive of activity. Branching out from its great central location are a wealth of historic places and events and natural and manmade beauty spots.

Llandrindod is a busy market town, holding an open-air market once a week on a Friday, and being in a central location is a thriving conference and business meeting destination, with good rail links to South Wales and Shrewsbury on the ‘Heart of Wales’ line.

Interesting fact
The town boasts an international standard outdoor bowling green dating from 1912 which regularly hosts national and international events.

Places to Visit & Things to do

Victorian Festival
Each year in August Llandrindod Wells steps back to the 1800’s when it is host to a ‘Victorian Festival’ which brings many visitors to the town. The festival typically offers open-air and street theatre and music, a fairground, a craft fair, an historical re-enactment and entertainments at the Albert Hall. Locals and businesses step back into the time of Victorian Llandrindod Wells - from their top hats to their high laced boots. It’s a perfect time to taste delicious traditional treats and foods, see costumes and decorations, and hear bandstand and live theatrical performances from Llandrindod Wells set in a bygone era.

Elan Valley
The Elan Valley Estate attracts a wide variety of visitors and a good starting point for all is the Visitor Centre which has a wide variety of information and educational and interactive resources. Many people come to enjoy the peace and quiet; some come for the wildlife and scenery, whilst others take part in more active pursuits. The dams and reservoirs of the Elan Estate are situated within an area of outstanding scenic beauty. They provide a lasting amenity in their own right for visitors to enjoy. There are many leafleted walks, trails and cycle tracks with a good mixture of lengths to cater for all, including nature trails and scenic walks.

Heart of Wales Golf Courses
Llandrindod Wells Golf Club, Cradoc Golf Club and Builth Wells Golf Club have teamed up with local accommodation providers to provide the perfect golfing experience for Golf Breaks in mid Wales. Both the Metropole Hotel and the Lake Country House & Spa are ideally placed to offer superb golfing breaks in mid Wales.

Red Kite Feeding Centre
Wild Red Kites are fed at Gigrin Farm every day of the year. With breathtaking feats of aerial piracy red kites compete with buzzards and ravens for choice pickings. Why not pay a visit to the farm to watch these amazing animals at their feeding station, the number of kites using the feeding station can vary from a few score to 600 or more depending on weather and time of year.

Royal Welsh Show
The Royal Welsh Show is one of the most prestigious events of its type in Europe, and will once again be bringing together the farming industry and rural community in a celebration of the best of British Agriculture with a unique and very special 'Welsh' flavour. Be part of this exciting summer event at The Showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells. A real family event. The showground is host to many other events throughout the year including the Winter Fair and the Small Holders and Garden Festival.

Classic Car Tours
Mid Wales is the perfect base for car clubs to explore the open road and beautiful Welsh countryside. There are many great routes around Wales including a round trip through Snowdonia, skirting reservoirs, Barmouth Bay and the west coast; The Pembrokeshire Coast, a beautiful coastal run along the south west coast with many reasons to stop and enjoy the local views; the Brecon Beacons, enjoy exploring Mid Wales at its best, via Llyn Brianne reservoir on the way to the Brecon Beacons with breath-taking views.

Places to Stay

Guide: Llandrindod Wells

Llandrindod Wells

Llandrindod Wells is a firmly placed ‘hub’ of Wales and hive of activity. Branching out from its great central location are a wealth of historic places and events and natural and manmade beauty spots.

Llandrindod is a busy market town, holding an open-air market once a week on a Friday, and being in a central location is a thriving conference and business meeting destination, with good rail links to South Wales and Shrewsbury on the ‘Heart of Wales’ line.

Interesting fact
The town boasts an international standard outdoor bowling green dating from 1912 which regularly hosts national and international events.

Places to Visit & Things to do

Victorian Festival
Each year in August Llandrindod Wells steps back to the 1800’s when it is host to a ‘Victorian Festival’ which brings many visitors to the town. The festival typically offers open-air and street theatre and music, a fairground, a craft fair, an historical re-enactment and entertainments at the Albert Hall. Locals and businesses step back into the time of Victorian Llandrindod Wells - from their top hats to their high laced boots. It’s a perfect time to taste delicious traditional treats and foods, see costumes and decorations, and hear bandstand and live theatrical performances from Llandrindod Wells set in a bygone era.

Elan Valley
The Elan Valley Estate attracts a wide variety of visitors and a good starting point for all is the Visitor Centre which has a wide variety of information and educational and interactive resources. Many people come to enjoy the peace and quiet; some come for the wildlife and scenery, whilst others take part in more active pursuits. The dams and reservoirs of the Elan Estate are situated within an area of outstanding scenic beauty. They provide a lasting amenity in their own right for visitors to enjoy. There are many leafleted walks, trails and cycle tracks with a good mixture of lengths to cater for all, including nature trails and scenic walks.

Heart of Wales Golf Courses
Llandrindod Wells Golf Club, Cradoc Golf Club and Builth Wells Golf Club have teamed up with local accommodation providers to provide the perfect golfing experience for Golf Breaks in mid Wales. Both the Metropole Hotel and the Lake Country House & Spa are ideally placed to offer superb golfing breaks in mid Wales.

Red Kite Feeding Centre
Wild Red Kites are fed at Gigrin Farm every day of the year. With breathtaking feats of aerial piracy red kites compete with buzzards and ravens for choice pickings. Why not pay a visit to the farm to watch these amazing animals at their feeding station, the number of kites using the feeding station can vary from a few score to 600 or more depending on weather and time of year.

Royal Welsh Show 
The Royal Welsh Show is one of the most prestigious events of its type in Europe, and will once again be bringing together the farming industry and rural community in a celebration of the best of British Agriculture with a unique and very special 'Welsh' flavour. Be part of this exciting summer event at The Showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells. A real family event. The showground is host to many other events throughout the year including the Winter Fair and the Small Holders and Garden Festival.

Classic Car Tours
Mid Wales is the perfect base for car clubs to explore the open road and beautiful Welsh countryside. There are many great routes around Wales including a round trip through Snowdonia, skirting reservoirs, Barmouth Bay and the west coast; The Pembrokeshire Coast, a beautiful coastal run along the south west coast with many reasons to stop and enjoy the local views; the Brecon Beacons, enjoy exploring Mid Wales at its best, via Llyn Brianne reservoir on the way to the Brecon Beacons with breath-taking views.

Places to Stay