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Llangors is located in Powys
Llangors shown within Powys
Population 1,080 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SO134275
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRECON
Postcode district LD3
Dialling code 01874
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
List of places
51°56′21″N 3°15′40″W / 51.93924°N 3.26115°W / 51.93924; -3.26115Coordinates: 51°56′21″N 3°15′40″W / 51.93924°N 3.26115°W / 51.93924; -3.26115

Llangors (also known as Llangorse) is a small village and an electoral ward in southern Powys, mid Wales, within the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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 southern 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.

St Paulinus' church

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.[2]

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  1. ^ "Ward/Community population 2011". Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "St Paulinus Church, Llangorse". Retrieved 14 December 2013. 

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