Llandrindod WellsLlandrindod Wells (Welsh: Llandrindod, informally Llandod) is a spa town in Radnorshire, Mid Wales.
- Llandrindod Wells is linked to Swansea and Shrewsbury by the famous Heart of Wales Line. Trains depart for the two-and-a-half hour journey to Swansea at 07:35, 12:00, 15:41 and 19:56, and for the one hour forty minute journey to Shrewsbury at 06:18, 08:45, 12:01, 16:59 and 21:19.
- During the week there are four buses a day from Cardiff (about three hours). The T4 TrawsCymru service continues as far as Newtown to the north.
- There are also buses from Aberystwyth and Hereford, as well as other local services.
The centre of the town can easily be explored on foot.
The Rock Parkis a peaceful woodland area with short walks down to Lovers' Leap, a rocky outcrop above the River Ithon.
The town's lakeis popular with anglers and walkers. There's a cafe and playground there.
phone: +44 1597 825531address: Automobile Palace, Temple StreetOver 250 bicycles of all ages on display, including a number of penny farthings. Also a lot of cycling memorabilia.
Victorian festivalTakes place every August. Includes free music concerts, a Victorian fun fair, parades, balls, a torchlit procession and fireworks on the last night.
Albert HallWatch some of the plays performed in the local Victorian theatre during the Drama Festival.
All in Middleton Street: Food from Van's Good Food Shop, a deli/health food shop. Household goods from old-fashioned hardware store Bradley's. Gifts from Caer Sidi and Porticus. Plants from Jack In The Green.
There are three chippies, two kebab shop takeaways and two Chinese takeaways. There's also an Indian restaurant, tea rooms, a greasy food cafe and two jacket potato/sandwich/healthier food option cafes.
phone: +44 1597 824642address: Albion House, Temple St
Jules Wine BarOpposite the Automobile Museum you'll find this recently renovated cosmopolitan watering hole. Tends to cater to middle-aged professionals though it's a safe, decent place so anyone should feel welcome. Also serves food.
MetropoleThe town's premier hotel's bar is the most interesting of all the hotel's public bars. Offering views of the town garden and cars and people making their way around town, the bar has very posh staff (Foreign. and quite often rude) and although expensive, opportunities to meet a diverse range of tourists or people visiting a conference make this the most refreshing place to drink in Llandrindod.
The Log CabinFairly reasonable prices at this pub. It's the most popular pub in town but can be rough and ready at peak times.
Llanerch InnA quaint old world pub situated behind the police station. The interior is full of character and oozes traditional charm but expect expensive prices.
V ClubThe town's only nightclub is adjacent to the Log Cabin pub down an alley. It looks like a rickety shack from the outside but is astonishingly modern, clean and funky internally. Friday nights are lively throughout the year but only venture there on Saturday nights in the summer or expect a boring evening. Rejoice at the cheap drink prices - the cheapest in town and much more affordable than the pubs and hotel bars.
phone: +44 1982 570324address: Cwm Edw3
phone: +44 1982 570339address: The Yat, Glascwm
SplurgeThe town's three biggest hotels face each other across Temple Gardens:
address: Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5DYfamily-owned 4
address: South Crescent, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5DH
phone: +44 1597 822288address: Spa Road, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5ER