Llandrindod Wells is a town located within Powys, surrounded by the historic boundaries of Radnorshire, Wales. The architecture of the town includes many buildings from the Victorian and Edwardian eras including the Metropole and the Glen Usk hotels.
The Albert Hall theatre and former county hall building adjacent to it is another fabulous example of Victorian architecture. There are also buildings in the Art Deco style including two striking former garages, Pritchard's and the Automobile Palace. There is a lack of pubs in the town, however their function is provided by the public bars of the town's many hotels.
Amongst the natural attractions you would expect from such an area is the large man-made lake, a popular spot for fishing and model boating. In the centre of the lake is a striking sculpture of a water serpent and leaping carp. An 18-hole golf course is also located within the town, and features challenging putts as well as beautiful views over the lake, the town and surrounding countryside.
National Cycle Collection, The Automobile Palace, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5DL (01597) 825531
Displaying almost 250 bicycles in 6,000 square feet of floor space at the Automobile Palace; the National Cycle Collection gives a fascinating insight into the humble bicycle.
A mock street with shops displaying artefacts, photographs and posters, gives a nostalgic feel; while historic bicycles such as the Penny Farthing show just how far this mode of transport has come.