..The Spa Town of Llandrindod Wells is named after the spring waters, offering Mineral Rich Waters for Bathing and Drinking in Victorian times. Set in the Radnorshire Hills, it has a beautiful fresh rural feeling to the town with interesting things to do.
Close to the Cycle Museum is the boating lake which was built in the late 19th Century, it houses a cafe and is home to a range of Wildfowl.
The lake has it's own 'Loch Ness Monster', the largest public fountain built in the last 100 years and a childrens play area, it is a lovely place for a romantic stroll.
The Rock Park
Sitting on the edge of Llandrindod Town Centre is this 12 acre park which borders the River Ithon, planted as an Arboretum with many Specimen Trees and Natives which have now grown to maturity.
The park houses one of the original Spa buildings which is now a Complimentary Health and Conference Centre. There is still a small fountain of chalybeate water that can be sampled, allowing you to 'Take the Waters' today. Be prepared to pull a face !
The Victorian Festival
In August each year the town (Llandrindod Wells) hosts the Victorian Festival, a themed event with many people dressing up in Victorian Costume. The day closes with a Fireworks Display.
As well as the Exhibitions,in Victorian Week,there are Children's Events,an Historic Vehicle Display and Victorian Scruffs Dog Show.
Visit their website for more information: www.victorianfestival.co.uk
The Albert Hall
Every Thursday during the Summer, Llandrindod's own Albert Hall hosts Music Hall productions for your delictation.
See their facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alberthalltheatre
Signal Box Museum
Visit the relocated and restored Signal Box No.2.
Radnor Indoor Bowling Centre & Outdoor Bowling Club
You can Bowl all year round in Llandrindod Wells, with an International bowling green which neighbours the Rock Park and looks out on the Welsh Countryside.
Centre: 01597 825014
Club: 01597 823544 www.llandrindod-bowling.co.uk
The Golf Club
The 18 Hole Harry Vardon designed 'Upland Links' Golf Course overlooks the Town & Lake, equipment available for hire or bring your own.
Llandrindod Sports Centre
If you are inspired to get back 'on your bike' after visiting the Museum, you can hire bicycles from the local sports centre. There is also a 20m heated swimming pool and facilities for table tennis, badminton and many other sports.
Centre: 01597 824249 www.freedom-leisure.co.uk
Other ideas for days out in the area are -
The Elan Valley reservoirs near Rhayader www.elanvalley.org.uk
The Thomas Shop at Penybont with its arts and crafts displays and a tea room www.thomas-shop.com
Judges Lodgings Museum at Presteigne www.judgeslodging.org.uk
Red Kite Feeding Centre , Rhayader www.gigrin.co.uk
Spaceguard Centre and Observatory at Knighton www.spaceguardcentre.com
Rhayader Museum and Gallery www.carad.org.uk
Abbeycwmhir Hall www.abbeycwmhir.com
Waterworks Museum , Hereford www.waterworksmuseum.org.uk
Royal Welsh Crystal , Rhayader www.welshroyalcrystal.co.uk
Model car museum, Montgomery www.cloverlandsmuseum.org.uk
Radnorshire Museum, Llandrindod Wells www.powys.gov.uk/radnorshiremuseum