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



English is spoken in the town almost exclusively and it is very rare to hear Welsh.

Get in[edit]

By car[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.

By public transit[edit]

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

Get around[edit]

Map of Rhayader

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.



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

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, +44 1597 811343. Bike shop which provides bike hire.
  • Bike Hire is also available in the nearby Elan Valley Visitor Centre, see "Elan Valley Reservoirs" above.




  • 1 Evans Plaice, North St, +44 1597 810317. Fish and Chip shop with both eat in and take-away.
  • The Mirchi, East Street, LD6 5DN, +44 1597 811459. Indian Restaurant and Takeaway.


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



Go next[edit]

Routes through Rhayader
Aberystwyth ← merges with UK road A470.svg until Llangurig ←  W UK road A44.svg E  Llandrindod WellsLeominster
SnowdoniaLlanidloes ← Llangurig ←  N UK road A470.svg S  Builth WellsBrecon

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