Rhayader, the first town on the River Wye, is known for its warm welcome. The town used to have the most pubic houses in Wales – that’s not the case now but there is still a fair selection of pubs and cafes when you want something to eat.
It’s well worth parking the car and spending time in the town wandering around. Visit the Tourist Information Centre and Rhayader’s Museum and Gallery which gives you a fascinating insight in the town past and present, or browse in the antique and craft shops. We are lucky to have an excellent butcher in the town selling locally produced Welsh beef and lamb, and you will find most things from the essentials to gifts in the range of independent small shops.
There are plenty of circular walks from the both the cottage and the town.
The Elan Valley is a must. Supplying the city of Birmingham with water the reservoirs and dams are spectacular throughout the year.
The Gilfach is worth a visit if you’re a lover of wildlife and the natural world
The Hafod Estate and Devils Bridge are not far and would make an interesting day out. You can see why Turner painted here on his travels through Wales.
The Wye Valley Walk passes through Rhayader as does the Sustrans Cycle Route 8. The list of places to go are endless, our recommendation is that you look at rhayader.co.uk before you go to far.