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Rhayader (Welsh: Rhaeadr or Rhaeadr Gwy) is a market town in Radnorshire.


Get in[edit]

On the, often congested, intersection of two of Wales' most important trunk roads the A470, 13 miles north of Builth Wells and 30 miles east of Aberystwyth on the A44.

Closest rail station is Pen-y-Bont but there are numerous bus services from Builth Wells, Llandrindod Wells, Aberystwyth and Newtown

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Old Swan. timber framed building dating back to the 1600s Old Swan (Q21999702) on Wikidata Old Swan, Rhayader on Wikipedia
  • 2 Elan Valley Reservoirs. and the scenic Elan valley Elan Valley Reservoirs (Q5353391) on Wikidata Elan Valley Reservoirs on Wikipedia


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. Willow Globe Theatre (Q8022317) on Wikidata Willow Globe Theatre on Wikipedia





The town has the highest concentration of pubs and drinking establishments, per capita, in the UK.



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