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County - Mid Wales | Map
Tel code: 01982 | code search
Postcode: LD2 | code search
Population: 2500
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Builth-Wells Events

July
Royal Welsh Show

August
Wales BAJA Off-Road Rally

September
International Antiques & Collectors Fair of Wales

November
Royal Welsh Winter Fair

December
Royal Welsh Winter Fair
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White Hart Inn
"14 of us plus 2 dogs went camping to Builth Wells over the bank holiday week-end. It was tipping down with rain on the saturday so we were looking for ..." More

Seven Stars Inn
"Went with my parents for a Saturday lunch. Had nice welcome, was quiet but we were happy with that. Nice choice of menu we all went for the fish options ..." More

Caer Beris Manor
"Good Points: fantastic staff, very attentive & extremely helpful. Staff went above & beyond as our car broke down & they sorted it out for us. relaxed atmosphere. excellant ..." More

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The origin of the town dates with certainty from Norman times with the construction of the timber Motte and Bailey castle by Philip de Braose. The castle commanded the ancient crossing of the Wye, and as a result controlled the route to the south which ran over the Eppynt Mountains towards Brecon; it also guarded the entrance to the valley of the Irfon which gave access to the west.

As the castle occupied such a strategic position it had a somewhat turbulent history and in 1277, Edward I had the castle rebuilt in stone.Under the shadows of the castle a town grew up that took its name from the church which had been built outside the castle walls. The following four centuries saw the sporadic growth of a small market town which by 1800 had a population close to 700.

In 1779, a new bridge was erected, on the present site, and during the 1820's a new road was constructed linking north and south Wales. These improvements led to the quickening growth of the town. However, the basic fabric of modern Builth dates largely from Victorian and Edwardian times. This growth, without doubt, resulted from the discovery of the health springs. It is from this time that the word 'Wells' was added to Builth.

It could be argued that, with the disappearance of the railway and its absolute decline as a Spa, Builth's heyday has passed. This however, could not be further from the truth. The ancient function of a market town remains and Builth without doubt has a lot to offer the resident and visitor alike.

Accountant

Kendrick & Co
R G M Accountancy

Camping

Fforest Fields Caravan & Camping Park
Irfon River Camping & Caravan Park
New House Farm
White House Campsite

Cottage

Dan-y-Castell Cottage
Welcome Cottages
Garden Cottage

Dentist

Dental Surgery

Doctor

Builth Wells Medical Practice

Estate Agent

James Dean
Russell Baldwin & Bright
Strutt & Parker

Golf Club

Builth Wells Golf Club

Holiday Park

Caerwnon Holiday Park
Fforest Fields Caravan & Camping Park
Rhosgoch Holiday Park

Inn

The Yat

Market

Builth Wells Country Market
Groe Car Park Market

Pub and Bar

Barley Mow Inn
Lamb
Llanfair Hotel
Plough Inn
Seven Stars Inn
White Hart Inn

Restaurant

Drawing Room (The)
Drovers
Lasswade Country House & Restaurant
Seven Stars Inn

School

Builth Wells County Primary School
Builth Wells High School
Llanelwedd School

Self-Catering

Dan-y-Castell Cottage
Garden Cottage

Solicitor

Sydney G Thomas & Co

Taxi

Russell's Taxis
Woods Taxis

Theatre

Wyeside Arts Centre

Vet

Derw Veterinary Surgeons

Shops

Foremans Emporium
Flower Shop
Boots
Pets Palace
S G Marshall
Country Ways
Audreys
Dolls & Dragons

Places to Stay near Builth-Wells

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Bronwye Guest House (0.10 miles)

Bronwye Guest House
Bronwye is a rare jewel, a Four star property that surpasses your expectations, yet costs less than local two star properties. We promise a warm welcome and excellent facilities set in a quiet location yet ... More | visit website
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Maindee Bed & Breakfast (0.18 miles)

Maindee Bed & Breakfast
Maindee Guest house is situated beautifully in the historic town of Builth Wells. Maindee has been recently redecorated throughout and offers a friendly place to stay with lots on offer
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Garden and BBQ area
Free WIFI Access
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Dan-y-Castell Cottage (0.21 miles)

Dan-y-Castell Cottage
Dan-y-Castell is a rare jewel, a beautifully restored former chapel nestling directly under Builth Castle Motte and boasting a wealth of character features including Wooden floors, stone arched windows and door ways, stained glass windows ... More | visit website
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Caer Beris Manor (0.63 miles)

Caer Beris Manor

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Amid 27 acres of parkland, surrounded by the River Irfon, Caer Beris Manor Hotel is a beautiful country retreat in Builth Wells, near the A483, on the Breacon Beacons. In the heart ... More

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Pencerrig Gardens Hotel (1.60 miles)

Pencerrig Gardens Hotel

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Set in beautiful gardens, this hotel is just one mile from Builth Wells and 5 minutes from the Royal Welsh Show Ground where important agriculture ... More

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Pwllgwilym B&B (2.35 miles)

Pwllgwilym B&B

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Pwllgwilym Bed and Breakfast (B&B) is situated two miles from Builth Wells in the lovely village of Cilmery, in Mid Wales. Each room has its own personal lounge area with ... More

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Drawing Room (The) (2.83 miles)

Drawing Room (The)
In the two tiny sage-green front rooms, a crackling fire, traditional antiques and porcelain trinkets lend an elegant French atmosphere to this Welsh gem. A brass bedpan stuffed with new slippers suggests this is a ... More | visit website
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Acorn Court Country House (4.97 miles)

Acorn Court Country House
A Warm Welsh Welcome awaits you at this luxurious, peaceful 5 star 'Visit Wales Gold Award' Country House. Nestled in the Heart of the Welsh countryside, just miles from the Victorian spa town of Llandrindod ... More | visit website
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Highland Moors Guest House (5.58 miles)

Highland Moors Guest House
Highland Moors Guest House and Conference Centre offers comfortable spacious rooms for the business traveller, show attendee, family short break or group adventure activities. All rooms have been refurbished with comfy chairs, desks, TVs, hospitality ... More | visit website
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Lake Country House and Spa (6.33 miles)

Lake Country House and Spa

Warmly welcoming, this award winning retreat stands serenely in 50 acres of parkland including a large trout lake, a haven for fascinating wildlife. In such a setting, guests experience the true feeling of Wales.

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