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Entering Llanelwedd from the River Wye bridge to the south
Llanelwedd is located in Powys
 Llanelwedd shown within Powys
Population 426 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SO046517
Principal area Powys
Ceremonial county Powys
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LD2
Dialling code 01982
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Brecon & Radnorshire
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Llanelwedd is a village near Builth Wells, in Powys, Wales. It lies within the historic boundaries of Radnorshire.

Location and geography

Llanelwedd is located by the River Wye immediately to the north of Builth Wells. By road, it is the junction of the A470 (from Rhayader), the A483 (from Llandrindod Wells and Welshpool), and the A481 (from Worcester). As the larger town, Builth Wells dominates in the general perception of the area, and Llanelwedd can be perceived as part of the town rather than a separate village.

A now dismantled railway line ran through the village generally following the Wye valley.

The local stone is suitable for various uses, and the Llanelwedd Quarries dominate the landscape on the north-east side of the village.

File:Llanelwedd quarries 01.jpg
Llanelwedd quarries from the bridge across the River Wye


An electoral ward in the same name exists. At the 2011 Census this ward had a population of 1,206.[2]

Features of the village

Llanelwedd is site of the Royal Welsh Showground, which hosts a number of attractions during the year as well as the show. It hosted the National Eisteddfod in 1993.

The village church is at the east end of the village, near the junction of the A481 and A483.

Llanelwedd has one Primary School - Llanelwedd C in W School. This has 4 mixed age classes - Dosbarth Coch has nursery and reception, Dosbarth Gwyrdd has years 1 and 2, Dosbarth Melyn has years 3 and 4 whilst Dosbarth Glas has years 5 and 6.

Apart from the showground, the most visible feature to the passing motorist are the two petrol stations situated on opposite sides of the road. In 2009, these are both Esso brand, and the one nearest the Llanelwedd Arms has a Co-operative supermarket on the site.



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