Victorian Rhayader
  Rhayader and district  

The small market town of Rhayader, in the north-west of the ancient county of Radnorshire, is the first town on the banks of the River Wye.

It has long been a vital centre for the farming community with its flourishing livestock market serving a large rural area.It also lies at the crossroads of important routes from south to north and east to west through central Wales with a bridge over the River Wye.


Like the other communities on our website, Rhayader and the surrounding area underwent great changes during Queen Victoria's reign.

Choose from the topics below to explore some of these changes:


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