Llandrindod Wells City Guide

Affectionately nicknamed “Dod” by the locals, the 19th Century spa town of Llandrindod Wells is the fifth largest in Powys, but when it comes to personality, it’s definitely number one. Set in the remote Powys countryside, Llandrindod Wells is the ideal private getaway for families, nature lovers or those who simply want a romantic retreat with a loved one.

Amble around Llandrindod Lake Park, visit one of the town’s numerous festivals, improve your handicap on the golf course or just take a road trip to the Cardigan Bay coast. With all the wonders of the leafy mid-Wales countryside on your doorstep, a trip to Llandrindod Wells is not one you’ll forget in a hurry. 

Llandrindod Lake Park

Nestled in wooded hills to the south of the town, Llandrindod Lake Park is a jewel in the country landscape. The manmade lake here was originally created as a boating attraction during Llandrindod Wells’ hey-day as a Victorian spa town. Today, it’s a popular spot for anglers and model boaters. It also has a fabulous little café where you can grab a bite while looking over the copper serpent sculpture that emerges from the lake. A hit with the kids, the lake is also home to a variety swans and ducks – so don’t forget the breadcrumbs! 

Festivals in Llandrindod Wells

Llandrindod Wells has many annual festivals. Outdoor enthusiasts may want to attend the summer Scrambler Dirt Bike Trials, or the town’s Heart of Wales Walking Festival. Undoubtedly its best-known festival though, is the Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival. Come and see the townsfolk dressed in period costume, transporting you back in time with arts, crafts, a fairground and traditional street theatre. Attracting tourists from all over Wales and beyond, this is a must for anyone who likes to see the past alive and kicking. 

Golf in Llandrindod Wells

Llandrindod Wells Golf Club is a wonderful and challenging course, made all the more spectacular for its remote location and beautiful green surrounds. Founded in the early 20th Century, the course is unusual in that it has no bunkers, although this makes it perfect for the novice golfer. Nevertheless, it’s still challenging if you’re an expert, due to its hilly approaches and high winds in autumn and winter. 

Museums in Llandrindod Wells

Although the history in this town is apparent in its Victorian architecture, you could also head to the Radnorshire Museum to learn more. This small but well thought-out little museum provides a clear but concise history of the town, bringing to life what could easily be drab displays with photography from throughout the town’s history. Also nearby is the National Cycle Collection – a must even if you’re not a fan of bicycles, purely for the sheer number and diversity of those on display.   

Enjoy Llandrindod Wells

This is just a small sample of what the charming town of Llandrindod Wells has to offer. To discover it for yourself, as well as the beautiful central Welsh countryside, book your trip to Llandrindod Wells today with Expedia.

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