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Llanyre is located in Powys
Llanyre shown within Powys
Population 1,141 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SO045625
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Llandrindrod Wells
Postcode district LD
Dialling code + 44 (0)1597
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
List of places
52°15′09″N 3°23′54″W / 52.252439°N 3.398423°W / 52.252439; -3.398423Coordinates: 52°15′09″N 3°23′54″W / 52.252439°N 3.398423°W / 52.252439; -3.398423

Llanyre (English corruption from Welsh: Llanllŷr-yn-Rhos) is a village and electoral ward in Powys, Wales. The community had a population of 1,061 in 2001,[2] increasing to 1,141 at the 2011 Census. It includes the village of Newbridge-on-Wye.


Llanyre is to the west of Llandrindod Wells, in the upper Wye Valley. The area is largely rural, and is probably best known for its fishing and walking opportunities - with easy access to the Elan Valley and Brecon Beacons.


Housing in Llanyre comprises an eclectic mix of nineteenth century stone and brick housing, with newer, more modern housing schemes currently under development.[3]


The electorate of Llanyre was 940 in 2005.[4] Administration is undertaken by the Llanyre Community Council. This is divided into three wards, consisting of 12 elected members, as such:

  • Llanfihangel Helygen - 2 members, 44 electors.
  • Llanyre Rural - 5 members, 400 electors.
  • Llanyre Village - 5 members, 496 electors.

Meetings are held every third Tuesday in the month, excluding August.[5]

Church of St Llyr[edit]

Church of St Llyr

The Church of St Llyr lies to the south of the village, on the west of the A4081 road to Rhayader. Rebuilt entirely from 1885-7,[6] little remains of the original church apart from the very front of the building.

It is a grade II* listed building.[7]

Nearby attractions[edit]

  • Llandrindod Golf Course "(3 miles)"
  • Gilfach Nature Reserve (8 Miles)
  • Llanidloes Museum (14 Miles)
  • Hergest Croft Gardens (15 Miles)
  • Strata Florida Abbey (33 Miles)
  • Newtown Textile Museum (18 Miles)
  • Kinnersley Castle (20 Miles)
  • The South Wales Borderers Museum (21 Miles)
  • Moccas Court (22 Miles)
  • Walcot Hall (23 Miles)
  • Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture (25 Miles)
  • Glansevern Hall (25 Miles)
  • Tretower Court and Castle (26 Miles)
  • Stokesay Castle (26 Miles)
  • Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway (27 Miles)
  • Ludlow Racecourse (28 Miles)


  1. ^ "Ward/Community population 2011". Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  2. ^ 2001 Census
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Community No. R18 - LLANYRE
  5. ^ About Llanyre Community Council
  6. ^ Llanyre a Swansea and Brecon Diocesan Church
  7. ^ "Church of St Michael, Llanyre". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 

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