Builth Wells grew up around a Norman castle in the 12th century, where it was an important crossing point over the River Wye. It is a pleasant Welsh market town with plenty of independent shops, cafes and an arts cinema that shows a blend of modern cinema and a creative programme. There is a swimming pool, tennis courts and a much loved play area for children.
You can walk along a pretty stretch of the River Wye from the main town car park. It’s a mainly flat walk and set beside the river it offers wonderful changes every season.
You’ll also find an array of pubs in town and some great butchers for that all important local meat for the bbq! On the fringes of the town you can also find an 18 hole golf course and the area is renowned for those who like to fish.
Builth Wells is also home to the Royal Welsh Show, a spectacular agricultural event in July every year.