Builth Wells Attractions

Builth Wells has many attractions to occupy your time during your visit. Some that may even capture your imagination and leave you breathless, and some that might just get you that adrenaline rush you enjoy.

Llywelyn Mural

attractionsIn the centre of Builth Wells you can now see and enjoy the recently completed 1000 feet square mural depicting the final days of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, the last native Prince of Wales.Llywelyn’s death is still remembered as a national disaster by many who believe it was the final nail in the coffin of Welsh nationhood. In the winter of 1282, after defeating the English army at Menai Straits, Llywelyn came to Builth to raise support for his cause. www.geograph.org.uk

Builth Wells Golf Club

attractionsBuilth Wells Golf Club was founded in 1923 originally as a nine hole course and remained this way until 1986 when it became 18 holes. www.builthwellsgolf.co.uk

Wyeside Arts Centre

attractionsExtensively modernised over recent years, this busy Arts Centre offers full Live Show, Cinema, Gallery Workshop programmes. The Wyeside can also offer a full range of conference and hire facilities.  www.wyeside.co.uk

St Mary’s Church

attractionsSt. Mary’s is a Norman foundation, (the church is listed in a taxatio of Pope Nicholas I in 1291). The tower dates from the 14th century. The present nave, south aisle and chancel were built in 1875.    www.builthgroup.org.uk

The Royal Welsh Showground

 attractionsThe Royal Welsh Show  is the biggest agricultural show in Europe. It is organised by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, which was formed in 1904, and takes place in July of each year, at Llanelwedd, near Builth Wells, in Powys, Mid Wales. www.rwas.co.uk

Site of Builth Wells Castle.

 attractionsBuilth Castle continued to play a role in the subjugation of the Welsh until the Elizabethan Age. In the 1330’s, possession of the castle was turned over the Mortimers, Earls of March, who alternated control with the English monarch for the next 200 years. In the early 1400’s, Builth survived an assault by Owain Glyndwr and remained in fair repair into the Elizabethan Age, when it was finally destroyed and the masonry used as building material for the expanding city. www.castlewales.com

 The Wye Valley Walk

attractionsA 136 mile (218km) walk of startling contrasts from ravine gorge cloaked in woodland, through meadow and orchard, to rugged and remote uplands. Follow the Wye through the battle scarred Anglo-Welsh borders to where it pours in rocky cascades from its mountain source. www.wyevalleywalk.org