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Llandrindod Wells

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Llandrindod Wells

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Llandrindod Wells [1] is a spa town in Radnorshire, Mid Wales.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

  • Llandrindod Wells is linked to Swansea and Shrewsbury by the famous Heart of Wales Line [2]. Trains depart for the three hour journey to Swansea at 6:55AM, 10:35AM, 3:38PM and 7:33, and for the one hour forty minute journey to Shrewsbury at 6:55AM, 11:38AM, 3:31PM and 8:37PM.

Get around[edit]

The centre of the town can easily be explored on foot.

See[edit][add listing]

The Rock Park is a peaceful woodland area with short walks down to Lovers' Leap, a rocky outcrop above the River Ithon. The town's lake is popular with anglers and walkers. There's a cafe and playground there. Middleton Street is the main shopping street and has some interesting independent shops.

Do[edit][add listing]

Attend the annual (August) Victorian festival. Watch some of the plays performed in the local Victorian theatre during the Drama Festival.

Buy[edit][add listing]

All in Middleton Street: Food from Van's Good Food Shop, a deli/health food shop. Household goods from old-fashioned hardware store Bradley's. Gifts from Caer Sidi and Porticus. Plants from Jack In The Green.

Eat[edit][add listing]

There are three chippies, two kebab shop takeaways and two Chinese takeaways. There's also an Indian restaurant, tea rooms, a greasy food cafe and two jacket potato/sandwich/healthier food option cafes.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Jules Wine Bar. Opposite the Automobile Museum you'll find this recently renovated cosmopolitan watering hole. Tends to cater to middle-aged professionals though it's a safe, decent place so anyone should feel welcome. Also serves food.  edit
  • Metropole. The town's premier hotel's bar is the most interesting of all the hotel's public bars. Offering views of the town garden and cars and people making their way around town, the bar has very posh staff (Foreign. and quite often rude) and although expensive, opportunities to meet a diverse range of tourists or people visiting a conference make this the most refreshing place to drink in Llandrindod.  edit
  • The Log Cabin. Fairly reasonable prices at this pub. It's the most popular pub in town but can be rough and ready at peak times.  edit
  • Llanerch Inn. A quaint old world pub situated behind the police station. The interior is full of character and oozes traditional charm but expect expensive prices.  edit
  • Rumours. The town's only nightclub is adjacent to the Log Cabin pub down an alley. It looks like a rickety shack from the outside but is astonishingly modern, clean and funky internally. Friday nights are lively throughout the year but only venture there on Saturday nights in the summer or expect a boring evening. Rejoice at the cheap drink prices - the cheapest in town and much more affordable than the pubs and hotel bars.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Metropole Hotel - only if you have more money than sense.

Otherwise stay in a B&B for good value or one of the other hotels for more reasonable hotel prices.


  • The Kincoed Hotel. A traditional Victorian bed and breakfast located between Middleton Street and the train station.

Mid range[edit]

  • The Kincoed Hotel. Owned by photographer Laurence Bennett and home to the Victorian festival

Get out[edit]

The mediaeval church, castle hill and nature trail at Cefnllys, a couple of miles to the East of the town, are worth a look. Llandrindod is also only 20Km or so from the Elan Valley reservoirs.

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