Llangammarch Wells is a village in the parish of Irfon Valley in Powys, mid Wales, within the historic County of Brecnockshire.
It is the smallest of the spa towns of mid Wales, alongside Llanwrtyd Wells, Builth Wells and Llandrindod Wells.
The spa was focused on a barium well, which is now closed, but the village is still popular with visitors and anglers. It was also famed for the horse fairs that were held here.
The old village is centred around the parish church of St Cadmarch. There are two hotels, a public house, a Post Office/village shop, St Cadmarch’s church and the Nazareth Methodist Chapel.
It benefits from a railway station on the Heart of Wales line and lies on Route 43 of the National Cycle Network.
Nestled in the foothills of Mynydd Epynt, Llangammarch Wells is a very rural community. The land around is largely moorland or agricultural, the latter used for livestock farming.
It is close to the Epynt Way, a fantastic resource for walkers, cyclists and riders with its waymarked routes and stunning scenery, and is 8 miles from Builth Wells, the home of the Royal Welsh Show.
Llangammarch Wells has always been and remains an ideal venue for the fisherman with many miles of river available to fish for trout, chub, grayling and late season salmon. Both day and season tickets are available.
The hamlet of Cefn Gorwydd used to have a Post Office/shop, and also in days long gone, a smithy and an inn. Now it is mainly residential apart from The Gosen Chapel.
Tirabad, almost at the border of Powys, comprises houses which were originally built for the forestry workers. There is a church and the old school building is now the Tirabad Community Centre. With the vast area of forestry nearby it is a regular venue for many of the large motor rallys and the residents of the village assist with marshalling, while the community centre serves as rally headquarters. Tirabad is close to the MOD range on the Epynt and a number of the surrounding farms are also now owned by the MOD.
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