Positioned on the banks of the River Wye, this was originally a popular spa town in Victorian times; today it hosts the Royal Welsh Show which is the largest of its kind in Europe. The showground has numerous events all year round so it’s always worth checking what gardening or livestock shows may be on during your visit, there is also a lovely Christmas Fair.
When in the town, visitors will notice the fascinating Llywelyn Mural on Broad Street, depicting the last days of an ancient Prince of Wales. Sadly today all that remains of Builth Castle are the earthworks however there are nice views out across the town to the river and information boards for those interested in the history of the castle.
The old Assembly Rooms offer small film showings, live music and comedy nights. Groe Park is a nice spot for a walk or picnic, the riverside path forms part of the Wye Valley Walk and the town is also in a great location for picking up either the Northern or Southern section of the National Cycle Route. There are great angling opportunities available locally and pony trekking, the red kite feeding centre at Gigrin farm is also not to be missed.