It was the Romans who were first to appreciate the beauty and value of Llandrindod Wells, followed centuries later by King Charles II who regularly came to take the health-giving spring waters. But it was the Victorians who developed the town into one of the most fashionable Spa towns in Britain, adorning its buildings with the turrets, towers, balustrades and balconies so typical of the period. Many reminders of this elegant era remain, and the town still retains a genteel atmosphere reminiscent of a bygone age.
You can still visit the Pump Room where it was once possible to take the mineral rich waters, and a wander through Rock Park with its waterfalls and nature trails is a must. The Radnorshire Museum has many items of local interest on display, and the National Cycle exhibition is based in the town, featuring more than 120 historic cycles and a fascinating array of memorabilia. Pretty Temple Gardens is the perfect place to relax and watch the world go by, whilst for the more energetic there is a purpose-built indoor bowling centre, three magnificent outdoor bowling greens, a golf course, lovely fishing lake and nature trails across the magnificent surrounding hills.
Out and about, there's also a wonderful range of things to do and places to see. The beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park is closeby, and medieval Powis Castle and its world famous garden, is well worth a visit, as are the historical market towns of Presteigne and Knighton. Take a memorable drive through the lovely Elan Valley where the Visitor Centre unfolds the history of its magnificent reservoirs and dams, or enjoy a day at the seaside in Aberystwyth. There's bargains galore at the Royal Welsh Crystal Factory, and the Royal Welsh Showground at nearby Builth Wells regularly holds agricultural shows, craft fairs and car rallies.
The Glen Usk Hotel is situated in the centre of this pretty spa town, directly opposite Temple Gardens and just a short walk to the shops. After a day exploring mid-Wales you can be sure of a warm welcome from our General Manager and staff, together with friendly service and comfortable accommodation. And when it comes to food, you will not be disappointed. Start each day with a hearty breakfast, and in the evening look forward to a mouth-watering three course dinner menu guaranteed to satisfy the healthiest of holiday appetites.
The hotel features a spacious bar lounge and restaurant, both of which overlook Temple Gardens, and a function room with dance floor where entertainment is regularly held. There's also a newly renovated sun veranda overlooking Temple Gardens which is a lovely spot to while away an hour on a sunny day.
All 79 bedrooms are en suite and feature colour TV and tea and coffee making facilities. There is a lift to all floors, and limited free car parking is available.
The Glen Usk Hotel offers a number of special breaks and packages throughout the year, including week long holidays, midweek breaks and weekends. We also feature 'Turkey and Tinsel' festive breaks, Christmas holidays and New Year breaks too. So whether you join us on business or pleasure you can be sure of the very best value at any time of the year. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Directions Travelling from the North A483:
As you enter the town take second exit on roundabout, continue on this road for approximately half a mile, after the hospital, take the first turning on your right into Station Crescent and then take first left into Middleton Street, approximately about 10 meters from junction there is a small lane next to Barclays Bank, turn left into the lane, turn right at the top of the lane, the hotel car park is on the right hand side. Access from the car park to the hotel is through a recessed door adjacent to the fire escape.
Directions Travelling from the South A483:
As you enter the town continue on the A483 until you see the gardens on the left hand side, drive past the gardens and take the first left after the zebra crossing into Station Crescent and then take first left into Middleton Street, about 10 meters from junction there is a small lane next to Barclays Bank, turn left into the lane, turn right at the top of the lane, the hotel car park is on the right hand side. Access from the car park to the hotel is through a recessed door adjacent to the fire escape.
Contact Details: South Crescent, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5DH
Tel 01597 822085
Fax 01597 822964
Access statement available upon request