Llangors shown within Powys
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Fire||Mid and West Wales|
|UK Parliament||Brecon & Radnorshire|
It lies a few miles east of Brecon, between Bwlch and Brecon on the B4560, just off the A40, and is home to the largest natural lake in South Wales, Llangorse Lake. Nant Cwy, a small stream, runs through the village before emptying into the lake.
Llangorse is a popular tourist destination and offers visitors a variety of activities: boating, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, coarse fishing, bird watching, pony trekking, hill walking and indoor climbing.
There has been a long history of settlement at Llangorse. A dug-out canoe dating from around AD 800 was found in 1925 and is now on display in Brecon Museum. The church, St.Paulinus, dates back to the 15th century, but the font has been dated to around 1300 and the earliest records of a church building on the site date back to 1121.
Today the village has a primary school which serves a number of surrounding villages, a community centre, and two pubs; and closer to the lake a shop, restaurant, caravan and camping sites and the Crannog Visitor Centre.
The church of St Paulinus is a grade II* listed building.
- Llangorse Lake
- The Welsh Crannog Centre
- Llangorse Multi Activity Centre
- Llangorse Holiday Cottage
- Mynydd Troed & Mynydd Llangorse
- "St Paulinus Church, Llangorse". Retrieved 14 December 2013.
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