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Entering Llanelwedd from the River Wye bridge to the south
Llanelwedd is located in Powys
Llanelwedd shown within Powys
Population426 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSO046517
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLlandrindod Wells
Postcode districtLD2
Dialling code01982
FireMid and West Wales
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
List of places
52°09′21″N 3°23′43″W / 52.15587°N 3.39529°W / 52.15587; -3.39529Coordinates: 52°09′21″N 3°23′43″W / 52.15587°N 3.39529°W / 52.15587; -3.39529

Llanelwedd is a village and community near Builth Wells, in Powys, Wales. It lies within the historic boundaries of Radnorshire.

Location and geography[edit]

Llanelwedd quarries from the bridge across the River Wye

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.


A Llanelwedd electoral ward exists, which includes the communities of Llanelwedd, Aberedw and Glascwm.[2] At the 2011 Census this ward had a population of 1,206.[3] Since 1999 the ward has elected a county councillor to Powys County Council.[4]

Features of the village[edit]

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.[5] 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.



  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  2. ^ Election maps, Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Powys County Council Election Results 1995-2012" (PDF). The Elections Centre. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Llanelwedd Church in Wales Primary School website". www.llanelwedd.powys.sch.uk.

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