A brief history of Llandrindod Wells
Llandrindod Wells came to prominence in the 19th century, when the naturally occurring spa was believed to have healing qualities like other spa town in the U.K, and thanks to the recently built railway line, Victorians flocked to the town. It continued to prosper economically until the First World War, where local boarding houses were was used to billet soldiers and house refugees.
Following depressions and wars, Llandrindod Wells suffered economically until it was made the administrative capital of Powys, this provided employment on national pay levels and subsequently, an influx of people came to Llandrindod Wells which has resulted in an economic upturn.
Llandrindod Wells lies in mid Wales in the county of Powys. It is well connected to other parts of Wales and has some good tourist attractions of its own. As it is centrally located, staying in accommodation in Llandrindod Wells provides a good base to explore the country of Wales
Rock Park Spa
Undoubtedly, Rock Park Spa put Llandrindod Wells on the map, though the spa was first documented by the Romans. It was only until the development of a railway line opened the spa to many Victorian visitors and for many years the town prospered.
The Victorians built a water pump for the spa, to enable the water to be bottled and drunk. This fell into disrepair and disuse in the 1970s, but was restored in 1982. Rock Park Spa is open to visitors and a heritage centre details its fascinating history.
Rock Park itself is also a good attraction, and it is here that the Chalybeate Spring is situated where Victorians drank from the waters of the spa. The park is the former grounds of the Rock Spa Hotel.
Princess Avenue and Llandrindod Wells Lake
Wales is home to some of the most rugged countryside in the British Isles, and this is part of Wales thriving tourist economy. In Llandrindod Wells, there are several examples of this and some well maintained parks which are always worth a visit.
Llandrindod Park is home to an 18 hole golf course and for the less serious golfers, crazy golf. It is possible to fish on Llandrindod Lake, dine in the Lakeside restaurant, or simply enjoy the lake’s splendour by walking around it.
Princess Road leads to the Automobile Palace which is a grade two listed building and displays the National Cycling Exhibition. It also shows examples of an early motor showroom. This building was recently restored and is now situated among retail outlets.
Cefnllys Castle, St Michael’s Church and Shaky Bridge
If you are an avid walker, you maybe interested in this particular trek. Totalling 5 miles and encompasses moderately steep terrain on a well marked footpath, the walk takes in picnic areas and fantastic views of the countryside. There is a picnic area at ‘Shaky Bridge’ and Cefnllys Castle and St Michael’s Church can be reached using a not so shaky bridge built in 1940. A detailed leaflet can be found at the Llandrindod Wells Tourist Information Centre.
Cors-Y-Llyn National Nature Reserve
This nature reserve is home to one of the richest sources of wild flowers in the region of Mid Wales, and other rare species of plants. The nature reserve is a remnant of a melt water pool dating from the last Ice Age period, which is why these particular plants grow in this spot.
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