The Location

Something for everyone, from activity holidays, hiking, wildlife, dark skies and heritage.

Gwedd y Glyn Barn and Dinas Farmhouse are located just a mile outside Llanwrtyd Wells in the mid-Wales county of Powys. Rock House is situated in the town of Llanwrtyd Wells. Powys is one of the most sparsely populated areas of England and Wales and is home to the stunning landscapes of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Cambrian Mountains and the Elan Valley Reservoirs.

Official figures have proven that Llanwrtyd Wells has the cleanest air in the land and the low light pollution levels make it one of the few remaining places in which you can still observe the Milky Way and other constellations at night.

Llanwrtyd lies astride the River Irfon on the A483 between Builth Wells and the old market town of Llandovery.

With a population of about 800 the town featured in the Guiness Book of Records as the ‘Smallest Town in Britain’. Its early fame was built on its mineral springs to which people flocked during Victorian times to “take the waters” and be healed of a wide range of ailments.

In modern times, Llanwrtyd is famous for its schedule of varied and unusual events such as the Man v Horse Marathon; the World Alternative Games and the Bog Snorkelling.

With the successful re-population of the Red Kite following its near extinction, they are frequently to be seen soaring wild and free in the skies above the town. One place to visit when you’re visiting is the Red Kite Feeding Centre, Gigrin Farm, located just outside Rhayader.

If you enjoy the outdoors, Llanwrtyd Wells is a fantastic centre for activities such as mountain biking, fishing, walking and bird watching. We have miles of unspoilt scenery and wonderful hills and river valleys to walk. Many of the routes you can follow are old Drovers roads, used for over 500 years by farmers to ‘drove’ their flocks of livestock to sell in the profitable markets of England.

For the more leisurely inclined, the mountains, valleys and surrounding villages can be explored by scenic car tours or by using the Heart of Wales Railway Line.

Llanwrtyd Wells certainly lives up to its motto of “Heddwch Ymhlith Harddwch” – “Peace Amongst Beauty”.

Things To Do

Llanwrtyd Wells might be the smallest town in Britain but there’s plenty to do in the area.

This central location offers easy access to South and Mid-Wales, including the Cambrian Mountains, the Elan Valley, the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion coastlines. Llanwrtyd Wells is only 15 minutes’ away from the Royal Welsh Showground in Llanelwedd, 40 minutes’ from Hay-on-Wye and just over an hour from the Welsh capital city of Cardiff.