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The pleasant and traditional market town of Builth Wells is set on the beautiful River Wye, with its lovely stone bridge dating from 1779.

One of the spa towns of mid-Wales, Builth Wells was popularised in the Victorian era when it became fashionable to 'take the waters' to promote one's health. As a result it has many attractive Victorian and Edwardian buildings that date from its heyday, and some interesting and individual shops and amenities.

The Wyeside Arts Centre is the cultural centre of the town, hosting leading names in music, theatre and comedy. However, the town is perhaps best known for the Royal Welsh Show, which takes place every summer and attracts many thousands of visitors to the showground for a huge variety of displays and activities.

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Tourist Attractions in and near Builth Wells to Visit



The Royal Welsh Show Hugely popular event with a wide range of attractions, stalls and displays.


Theatres, Cinemas and Venues

Wyeside Arts Centre Riverside cultural venue.

Days Out around Builth Wells.

Explore - and discover the small towns of Powys.

Towns Near Builth Wells To Visit - straight line distance:

Llandrindod Wells (6.36 miles) Llanwrtyd Wells (10.46 miles) Rhayader (11.53 miles) Hay-on-Wye (12.77 miles)
How to get to Builth Wells
Builth Wells, north of Brecon on A70

Builth Wells Tourist Information Centre

  • Curio's and Crafts
    24 High Street
    Builth Wells
    Tel: 01982 552253
Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
5 Church St Builth Wells LD2 3BS

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Holiday Cottages
Cwm Derw Cottage
Llanafan fawr near Builth Wells LD2 3PF
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Little Ceste
Glascwm near Builth Wells HR5 3QR
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Market Cottage
Builth Wells LD2 3EF
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Builth Wells Weather
Tuesday 28th April
Day :Sunny skies10°C Sunny skies
Night :Cloudy skies3°C Cloudy skies
Wednesday 29th April
Day :Patchy rain possible10°C Patchy rain possible
Night :Clear skies1°C Clear skies
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