Builth Wells

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General Information

Builth Wells is located in the scenic Powys county of Wales in the United Kingdom.  Known for its leading event of the year, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show.  During this time the town hustles and bustles with those from near and far.  It is the largest agricultural show in Wales and is extremely popular across the country.

Historically the town can be traced back to Norman times based on the original motte and bailey castle constructed by the Norman Lord Philip de Braose.  The castle today is nothing but a mound having been destroyed centuries ago, but is still a pretty area filled with historical value.  There are many historical Churches and places of worship in the town which draw tourists attention.

Builth Wells has an extensive range of traditional British shops specialising in arts and crafts, along with great restaurants and cafes serving delicious fare.  There are no big shopping malls or retail parks in the town as it sticks more with the traditional which gives the town its quaint and relax feel.

Builth Wells is an excellent stop-over for avid hikers and nature lovers.  There are many walks and trails covering the countryside including the Wye Valley Walk and Wye Valley Cycle Trail which criss-crosses the scenic landscape.  Sitting neatly at the junction of the northern and southern National Cycle Route 8, Builth Wells is ideal for cycle routes as well.

Things to do and see in Builth Wells

Although small Builth Wells has much to offer tourists in the form of entertainment and alluring scenery.  The Wye Arts Centre, which houses a cinema and theatre is popular with both locals and tourists alike as they feature ballet, opera and children's productions.  Some activities and attractions are as follows:

  • Gilfach Longhouse and Nature Reserve - an attraction for the whole family 
  • Groe - located along the River Wye, offers a putting course, covered swimming pool, tennis courts and bowling green
  • fishing
  • walking
  • pony trekking
  • mountain biking
  • 18-hole Builth Wells Golf Course
  • Winters December Winter Fair - another major event with many enjoyable activities on offer
  • Gigrin's Farm Red Kite Feeding Station - just outside Builth Wells, view these spectacular birds up close and personally
  • Builth Wells International Antiques And Collectors Fair

Please view the activities directory for more information.

Accommodation in Builth Wells

‚ÄčThere are plenty of accommodation options in Builth Wells which include hotels, bed and breakfasts, converted farm cottages and self-catering country cottages. There are also many camping sites situated in the beautiful surrounding countryside.

Please view the accommodation directory which gives tourists an extensive choice.

Restaurants and Businesses in Builth Wells

‚ÄčLovely restaurants and cafes are located within the town, each bringing their own special brand to tourists.  The restaurant and business directories will provide more information, or you can add your own free business listing.

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