As the name suggests, Llandrindod Wells is strongly associated with the natural health giving spa waters which were first discovered here by the Romans; centuries later it was made fashionable again by the Victorians. The town, due to its central position in the heart of Wales, is also a wonderful base for your cottage holiday.
The railway brought Victorian visitors from within Wales and England to the town and today the Heart of Wales railway remains an important transport link for the area. Visitors will find the line very useful for exploring the area on foot or by cycle and for day trips to nearby towns and villages. It is worth seeing the former signal box on the southbound platform that now houses a museum and the original Victorian canopy at the station.
Llandrindod Wells has a good range of shops around Middleton Street where you can find all the provisions you might need. There are also cafes, restaurants and wine bars.
The town’s Temple Gardens have been attractively landscaped and are a lovely place to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Visiting choirs, groups and the Llandrindod Wells Silver Band use the bandstand in the park throughout the year, and it is also the venue for events in ‘Victorian Week’ held in August each year. Opposite the Gardens are the Town Hall and the Memorial Gardens, where you will find the Radnorshire Museum.
The Rock Park houses the former pump rooms that have been restored to their Victorian glory. Here, the waters can still be sampled and refreshments are served. Opposite, visitors will find a chalybeate spring that still runs from the marble stone fountain, which was installed in 1878.
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