Llandrindod Lake Boathouse
The Lakeside Boathouse, NOW a British Canoeing Delivery Partner & with a GIANT Sandpit, was taken over in June 2020 by Lee & Jenni Percy.The Boathouse continues to offer the Dragon and Pelican Boats along with the new and exciting opportunities to hire a Canoe, Kayak, Raft or even a Paddle Board (SUP). All of these are available for hire daily (weather permitting) and although booking is not essential it is recommended (01597 824604). The Boathouse, named No.1 Ice-cream Parlour in Powys, sells Mario’s award-winning Welsh Ice-cream, hot & cold drinks, a selection of confectionery, local and Welsh gifts. It also runs, Paddle Sport Instructor Courses, Bush Craft Taster Sessions, Fishing Lessons, Tackle & Rod Hire.
Princes Avenue Leisure Park
The park was opened in July 2019 by Llandrindod Wells Town Council.It contains lots of activities for all of the family including Crazy Golf, Giant Chess or Draughts, Table Tennis, Snakes & Ladders, Table Football, Tetherball, Hopscotch, Swingball, Boules and others.The site also has barbecues, picnic tables and benches so is suitable for groups to attend.
Llandrindod Wells Lake is a beautiful and peaceful place to walk, run, cycle or just sit and watch the wild life, do a spot of fishing or have a family picnic or you can hire a boat to explore the lake from the water but don’t get too wet under the Water Beast fountain! The circular walk around the lake is 1km long and there’s a 3km and 5km route if you’d like to discover a bit more of our lovely town. There are also walks up through the woodland SSSI at the side of the lake and the Lakeside café does great food!
Llandrindod Wells Heritage Trail
The town Heritage Trail is a great way to discover all kinds of things about the heritage of our lovely town. The trail takes you through parks, to the Lake and through the shopping area. Along the way 12 sign boards explain our history and heritage and help you find your way. There’s a great leaflet to available at the Tourist Information Centre next in the Old Town Hall, on Temple Street.
The Radnor Indoor Bowls Centre
Radnorshire Indoor Bowling Centre has everything a bowler could need for a good day’s play. The large indoor green is a modern, purpose-built facility. Superb 6 rink indoor bowling green to International standard. Shoes and bowls available free of charge. Club tours: Rinks available for Winter and Summer tours. Coaching available on request.Excellent facilities for disabled bowlers. Specialist bowls shop stocking a complete range of bowls, equipment and clothing. Excellent bar and catering facilities.
Pavilion Mid Wales
The Pavilion Mid Wales is a multi-functional Events & Conference venue in the Heart of Wales.
Built in 1912, the Pavilion (or Pivi as it is known by the locals) has been a community hub for over 100 years. It has seen many guises throughout it’s lifetime including a Cinema, Dance Hall & Theatre.
In March 2016, Grand Pavilion Events CIC – (a not for profit community interest company) became the new operators of the Pavilion. Our aim was to raise the ‘Old Lady’ from the ashes and bring her back into the heart of the community by providing a varied program of Entertainment and Community Events. Our priority is to save the building from an uncertain future by bringing the building back into the hands of the community for which it was built.
The Radnorshire Museum
The Radnorshire Museum, part of Powys County Council Museum Service, can be found in the centre of Llandrindod Wells, holds artefacts relating to the former county of Radnorshire and is housed in the old
The National Cycle Museum
The National Cycle Museum Collection houses hundreds of cycles in period settings, including examples from 1819 through to the present day. It also displays rare components and accessories from this period. The National Cycle Museum welcomes visits from schools in the locality, items are also available for film & TV productions.
The Powys County Archive Office
Opened as recently as 1991, Powys County Archives Office is located in Llandrindod Wells, and serves as the official repository for the records of the modern county of Powys (first established in 1974) and the three former counties of Breconshire, Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire. Powys Archives forms part of Powys Library, Archives and Information Service. Unit 29 Ddole Road Industrial Estate, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 6DF.
Heart of Wales Riding School
The Heart of Wales Riding School offers riding lessons in their indoor school. Trekking for beginners and the more experienced, on horses and ponies. They will assess your ability and find the right size horse or pony so they can offer you a safe riding experience. Licensed by Powys County Council.
Golf Course & Club
In 1905 a group of local businessmen established an 18-hole golf course on land overlooking the spa town of Llandrindod Wells to service the needs of the thousands of visitors that flocked to the town to “take the waters”. The course was designed by six times open champion Harry Vardon, and altered some years later by James Braid, to produce, essentially, the superb course of 18 holes, almost 5800 yards in length (par 69), that you see today. From the greens and clubhouse you can see a most spectacular view of Llandrindod Wells.
The Rock Park & Heritage Centre
The Rock Park is a prominent park and woodland community space in Llandrindod Wells which was established in the Spa town’s Victorian heyday. Powys County Council, the Friends of Rock Park and volunteers have worked hard over the last few years to give the park a new lease of life. Footpaths have been completely upgraded to make it suitable for all users, including those with mobility problems. In spring 2007 a ‘sunny glade’ was created in an open, boggy area near the main entrance. Enhancement of a naturally waterlogged area at the bottom of the meadow has resulted in a more permanent pond surrounded by native shrubs and flowers. A new footpath allows visitors to walk through the centre of the site.
Outdoor Bowling Club
Llandrindod Wells Bowling Club situated in Llandrindod Powys, Mid-Wales is the largest bowling club in Wales. Set in the heart of the Welsh countryside with panoramic views, there are 3 greens of international standard catering for all levels of competition. A major venue, the club is host to national, international and county bowling events throughout the summer season, as well as various club competitions. Llandrindod Wells Bowls Club runs 3 One-Day Open Singles Competitions and the week long Llandrindod Wells Annual Bowling Tournament.
Llandrindod Sports Centre & Swimming Pool
Llandrindod Sports Centre is situated on the High School campus overlooking the River Ithon. Facilities include an Indoor 20m pool heated to 85F, 4 court Sports Hall , Gymnasium , Floodlit ATP.
The Albert Hall
Built as a multi-purpose hall in 1896, it is in late Victorian classical manner, red brick with a slated, hipped roof, two storeys, the front in three bays of 1+3+1 arched windows, the centre bay framed by pilasters, slightly advanced and pedimented. The Art Nouveau entrance doors have a lively, curving glazing bar pattern. The slate roofed canopy is a 1980 replacement. Surprisingly for a hall of this type, it has a raked floor; single balcony on iron columns and a pair of boxes (non-functional) flanking the rectangular proscenium. An apron extension 1.9m (6ft) was added to the stage some years ago and beneath it is a small orchestra pit. There is no grid and space in the wings is severely limited by the presence of stairs and other changes of level. However the Llandrindod Wells Theatre Company (the principal users of the building) continue to make full use of the theatre, and in recent years have worked hard to refurbish the whole of the exterior (including re-roofing), and update and improve the facilities inside.
Nurture Our Nature Pollinator & Sensory Garden
The Nurture Our Nature Garden was funded by the Lottery Heritage Fund and Llandrindod Wells Town Council and was opened in June 2021. It was supported by Welsh Government under the Local Places for Nature Fund. The garden was designed by Cllr Laurence Weerdmeester-Price with the pathways forming a Celtic ring design with flower beds, a central raised bed with seating and benches incorporated within this design. This area now provides a wonderful environment for bees, butterflies, mini beasts, birds and bats, with nesting boxes mounted within the trees and bug hotels above ground level.
Thomas Jones (Welsh painter) Statue on Temple Gardens
Artist biography: studied in 1763–5 under the landscape painter Richard Wilson, also a Welshman. Jones then joined the Incorporated Society of Artists and in 1767 was awarded a premium by the Society of Arts; he exhibited there between 1765 and 1780 and was much engaged in its affairs. In 1776 Jones left for Italy, remaining there until 1783. He spent the first two years in Rome making views of the city and the Campagna. Jones settled in London and continued to exhibit at the Royal Academy. In 1786 and 1788 he made some topographical views of the house and grounds comprising Thomas Johnes’s estate at Hafod, Dyfed. He also produced five small drawings that were engraved for James Baker’s A Picturesque Guide to the Local Beauties of Wales (1794). In 1789 he inherited the family home at Pencerrig and retired there, painting less in these final years, although he continued to exhibit at the Royal Academy until 1798.
Quackers Play Barn
Quackers is a family play centre, situated close to Newbridge-On-Wye, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 6HR (just off the A483 & A470). As well as a 4 lane astro slide we have the biggest drop slide in Mid-Wales, a tube slide, roller racers, a rope bridge, ball pool and many other exciting features including softball cannons and double dropslide. Outside there is a large sandpit, race track with pedal go-karts, and a nature walk round the lake. Our 5 star hygiene rated Cowshed Café serves a wide selection of home cooked meals and snacks, and upstairs we have two themed party rooms and a larger room for parties, meetings or small conferences.
Abbey Cwm Hir Hall
The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir is a Gothic Victorian Mansion 7 miles north of Llandrindod Wells within a setting of breathtaking beauty and history. We offer guided tours of all 52 rooms in a family atmosphere to individuals, couples and groups who sample something completely unique in the marriage of architectural (it is Grade11* listed) and interior design beauty, with items from a lifetime of collecting .Our collections include paintings, packaging and signs, vehicles, childrens toys and books, clocks, phonographs and china. We also have 12 acres of gardens for visitors to enjoy.
Tours must be pre-booked by phoning 01597 851727