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Powys Digital History Project
Towns today
in modern Powys
  Our 18 Powys communities in 2002

The pages of our website tell us a great deal about 18 different communities throughout Powys as they were in Victorian times.
A brief description of more of these towns today is given here...


Knighton is an attractive small town in beautiful border countryside. It has a supermarket and many other shops, a small hospital, and a visitor centre for the Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail.

Llandrindod Wells
Llandrindod Wells is today the county town of Powys. The annual Victorian Festival celebrates the town’s 19th Century heritage.


Llanfair Caereinion
Llanfair Caereinion has a primary and secondary school, and the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway (pictured right) stops at the little station on the edge of town.

Light Railway

Llanfyllin has an annual Festival of Music, and attracts visitors for the many beautiful walks in the area. The town has a leisure centre, and many inns and eating places.

Llanidloes today (pictured right) is the home of many small business enterprises, and there are many clubs and societies supported by the local community. An annual Teddy Bear Festival is held in the town in summer. There is a museum, library, and a primary and secondary school.


Llanwrtyd Wells
Today, Llanwrtyd Wells is a centre for outdoor activities, including walking, pony trekking and mountain biking. The town has a primary school and a telecentre, and a number of unusual events are held throughout the year for visitors, such as the Man verses Horse Marathon, and the World Bog Snorkelling Championships.

Machynlleth today has many small businesses, and a wide variety of attractions in and near the town to attract visitors, including the Centre for Alternative Technology and Celtica.

See the next page for more of our towns of today in Powys...

More about our Powys towns today...


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