Activities

Set in the Heart of Wales, there are many things to do in the local area come rain or shine.

Walking

One of the most popular activities in the area is walking, whether your favored style is climbing mountains or just taking a stroll along the River Wye. With the Brecon Beacons, Elan Valley and Wye Valley within easy reach, you’ll never be short of anywhere to explore. Some of the more popular walks can be found here.


 

Golf

Golf
There are 5 golf courses within easy traveling distance including Builth Wells Golf Club and the highest golf course just over the border in England. Local courses are described as “millionaires’ golf” due to the scenic beauty


 

Cycling & Mountain Biking

Cycling is popular in the local area including Mountain Biking as the terrain is especially suitable. More information and details of all weather singletrack trail centres can be found here.
Mountain-bike


 

Horse Riding & Pony Trekking

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Once again the local terrain is much suited to Horse Riding and Pony Trekking. Many tracks are available through the valleys & woodlands surrounding the rivers Elan & Wye, rarely using any metalled road.


 

Fishing

Due to it’s close proximity to the River Wye, alongside many other rivers, the local area lends itself to some great fishing potential. Licenses can be picked up in the local newsagents in Builth Wells amongst other places. More information on local fishing can be found here.


 

Hay Festival

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The Hay Festival of Literature & Arts is an annual literature festival held in Hay-on-Wye. The festival has expanded in recent years and now includes musical performances and film previews. A children’s festival, “Hay Fever”, runs alongside the main festival. It has also expanded internationally and sister festivals take place around the world. More information on Hay Festival can be found here.


 

The Brecon Jazz Festival

The Brecon Jazz Festival is a music festival held on an annual basis in the rural surroundings of Brecon, in south Powys, Mid Wales. Normally staged in early August, it plays host to a range of jazz musicians who travel from across the world to take part and to many visiting tourists who are attracted by the music, the social scene and the other leisure opportunities on offer in and around the Brecon Beacons. More information on the festival can be found here.
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The Victorian Festival in Llandrindod

The LLandrindod Victorian Festival at the end of August brings many visitors to the town. Locals and visitors dress in Victorian, Edwardian or other antique costumes, and many of the town’s shops and other high-street businesses dress their windows or otherwise join in the spirit of the event. The festival typically offers open-air street theatre and music, a fairground, a craft fair, a historical re-enactment, entertainments at the Albert Hall and exhibitions of “things old-time”. More information can be found here.


 

Events at The Royal Welsh Showground

Builth Wells is well known nationally as the location of the Royal Welsh Showground, home to the Royal Welsh Show. Alongside this main event, the Showground also hosts many other popular events during the year including dog shows, spring & winter fairs and antique shows. More information on the Showground including a diary of all of the events throughout the year can be found here.