English is spoken in the town almost exclusively and it is very rare to hear Welsh.
By public transit
The town is very small and walking is the easiest way around. For surrounding areas, driving or taking a taxi might be advisable as public transport connections are poor.
- 1 Old Swan. timber framed building dating back to the 1600s
- 2 Elan Valley Reservoirs. and the scenic Elan valley
- Rhayader Museum and Gallery, CARAD, East Street, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5ER, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. 10AM-4PM Tues-Fri, 10AM-1pm Sat. A museum where you can learn about the history of the town and area. £4.
- Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding Station, South Street, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5BL, ☏ . Centre to learn about the Red Kite and their conservation, a bird common to the area.
Is a popular hiking and horse riding area.
- B4574 mountain road. Between Aberystwyth and Rhayader via Devil's Bridge is a great scenic drive.
- 1 Willow Globe Theatre. Shakespeare plays performed in a theatre formed from living willow trees woven together.
Go for a bike ride - the town is located on the scenic national cycle routes 8 and 81.
- Clive Powell Bikes, Cwmdauddwr Arms, West St, Rhayader LD6 5AB, ☏ . Bike shop which provides bike hire.
- Bike Hire is also available in the nearby Elan Valley Visitor Centre, see "Elan Valley Reservoirs" above.
- Rhayader carnival 9 days in July.
- 1 Evans Plaice, North St, ☏ . Fish and Chip shop with both eat in and take-away.
- The Mirchi, East Street, LD6 5DN, ☏ . Indian Restaurant and Takeaway.
The town has the highest concentration of pubs and drinking establishments, per capita, in the UK.
- 1 Ty Morgans, East St., ☏ .
- 2 Elan Valley Hotel, Elan Valley, ☏ .
- Wyeside Caravan & Camping Park, LD6 5LB, ☏ . Local campsite next to the river with good facilities.
|Routes through Rhayader|
|Aberystwyth ← merges with until Llangurig ←||W E||→ Llandrindod Wells → Leominster|
|Snowdonia ← Llanidloes ← Llangurig ←||N S||→ Builth Wells → Brecon|