Builth Wells, Powys

The Victorians and Edwardians appreciated Builth Wells for its health giving natural springs. Today, this friendly market town is a fine base for walking, cycling or a trip to the Royal Welsh Show.
Every July, local media channels are abuzz with news from this massive agricultural gathering. You’ll see plenty of immaculately groomed cows, horses and sheep here, some displaying fabulous rosettes. But it’s not all about prize livestock – local food stalls, sports and entertainment add up to a fantastic family day out. 

The RWAS showground, home of the Royal Welsh Show, hosts other big public events all year round. The highlights are the Spring Festival (May) for smallholding, gardening and sustainable living enthusiasts, and the Winter Fair (December), featuring livestock displays and a huge Christmas market.