Current week 15
Rhayader is situated on a crossroads halfway between North and South Wales - a place of hills, valleys and water. In Welsh, Rhaeadr means waterfall. Although the waterfall from which the town got its name was destroyed in 1780 when the Wye was bridged, you'll still see streams, rivers and lakes at virtually every bend in the road.
Rhayader is the perfect place from which to explore Mid Wales and the stunning Elan Valley, and has many delights to offer. It's a thriving little town with a wide choice of shops, fine old pubs, good eating and friendly places to stay. Each season has unique appeal, in this beautiful part of Mid Wales.
The Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells is a double delight, the touring centre for some of the most beautiful of all Mid Wales countryside and an inland resort famed since Victorian times. Positioned on a mountain side, the towers and ornate ironwork - all perfectly preserved - reflects the heyday of the spa town. With 30 natural springs, Llandrindod was amongst the most noted and fashionable venues for 'taking the waters' throughout the late 19th century.
Site of the Welsh Showground, Builth Castle and the Wyeside Centre.