Llandrindod Wells


Llandrindod Wells (the name means "Church of the Trinity") grew up in the Victorian era around a spring that was thought to have healing properties. The Spa, where visitors could take the waters, is still one of the largest buildings in town and the park around the spring is the most attractive feature where visitors can wander and relax and children feed the ducks.

Beside the road running through the park there are the ruins of Capel Maelog, which may be the earliest Christian mission to this part of Wales.

Llandrindod Wells also houses the National Cycle Museum in the building that was once the most go-ahead motor dealers in Wales. The building itself is impressive, but the collection even more so and has rightly earned the curator - who takes us round some of his favourite machines - an MBE for services to tourism. Well worth a visit if you are in the area, if only to marvel at some of the weird and wonderful machines man has invented - and don't forget the bamboo bicycle!