Things to do

There’s something for everyone at Bridgend Cottages


Below you’ll find the Clayton family’s top 5 favourite things to do in Llandrindod Wells, Builth Wells and the surrounding areas of the Brecon Beacons and Cambrian Mountains. Along with places to eat walks and other activities.. There is also large list of other highly recommended activities to make your stay amazing!


Places to Explore


Mid Wales is truly a beautiful place and one of Britain’s best kept secrets. You are surrounded by beautiful scenery from high mountains to deep valleys, glacial lakes to man-made reservoirs. Mid Wales offers something for everyone. Enjoy exploring.

Llandrindod Wells (or Llandod as the locals call it) is a beautiful 19th century Spa town. You will find a vast array of attractions including Rock Park Spa, indoor and outdoor bowling greens, floodlight tennis courts, an 18 hole golf course, paddle boats on the lake and it is home to the National Cycle Museum.

Just a 30 minute drive away, this is one not to miss.  Stretching 72 square miles, the Elan Valley attracts more than 400,000 visitors annually. It is proudly designated as an International Dark Sky Park – perfect fpr stargazing. Many people come to enjoy the peace and quiet, some come for the wildlife and scenery, whilst others take part in more active pursuits. The dams and reservoirs of the Elan Estate are situated within an area of outstanding scenic beauty

Just 6 miles down the road, Builth Wells is a beautiful town on the banks of the River Wye – Every year the Royal Welsh Showground plays host to Wales’s Royal Agricultural Show in July each year and any number of smaller shows and fairs throughout the year. It offers everything one might expect from a town of its size; sports and leisure facilities include an 18 hole golf course, pony trekking and renowned angling spots.

Expect to find a landscape infused with its own histories and cultures. The National Park has some of the highest quality dark skies in the whole of the UK, making it the perfect destination for stargazers.
From high octane adventure activities and extreme sports to meandering streams, pleasant pastures and Neolithic stone circles, the 520 square miles of the Brecon Beacons has it all.

Pen y Fan and Corn Du are the two highest peaks of the central Brecon Beacons. They dominate the landscape for miles around, and make up one of the most recognisable skylines in the UK.
At 886m, Pen y Fan is the highest mountain in southern Britain, followed by Corn Du at 873m and Cribyn at 795m, and each year more than 250,000 pairs of feet make the trek to the summits of these impressive peaks.

Places to Eat

Lakeside Cafe & Catering

Princes Avenue. Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5HU

Take a walk around this beautiful lake with a stop for Lunch or Coffee & Cake.

Call:01597 825679



Drovers Thai Rest

Just over the road in Howey

A taste of Thailand on your doorstep.  Eat in or take away.  Support our local restaurant and enjoy authentic Thai food.


The Hotel Metropole Llandrindod Wells

Temple Street,Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5DY

From light snacks and afternoon teas to fine dining, the Metropole dominates the hospitality offering in Llandrindod Wells

Call: 01597 823700


55 High Street , Buith Wells LD2 3AB

Serving home cooked food inspired by different countries.  Award winning local snacks. Café by day, Restaurant by night. Large garden.

Call:01982 552795

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Other Recommendations

You can find a huge variety of exciting activities, walks and superb food on the link below.These all come highly recommended by the local Council, so it doesn’t get much more local than this!
Activities in and around Llandrindod Wells

Where can I stay?

If you’ve been tempted and would like to stay in the area, we would love you to be our guests. You can  book your stay by just click on the link…

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Call: 07817 022440