is an ancient market town at the crossroads of two major routes.
It has many old inns and hotels, and holds one of the most important
livestock markets in mid-Wales. The town forms the gateway to
the beautiful lakelands of the Elan Valley and the impressive
dams which transformed the local landscape at the turn of the
Select from the pages below to view some aspects of the local history of the small Radnorshire market town of Rhayader, and of the nearby Elan Valley 'Lake District'.
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