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Further photos from around the towns & villages of Powys

Llandrindod Wells (Welsh: Llandrindod), known locally as "Llandod", is a town in Powys, Wales. It grew as a spa town in the 19th century, when it became very popular with visitors after the town was linked to the railway network. This partly survived the Beeching railway cuts of the 1960s (although the line to Cardiff was lost) and the town's station now lies on the Heart of Wales Line which runs from Swansea to Shrewsbury.

There is a large man-made lake which is popular for fishing and model boating, and which has recently acquired a striking sculpture featuring a water serpent and leaping carp, all spouting water. These scales of these sculptures are thousands of copper plates initialled by local people and visitors whilst the sculptures were being built. A distinctive tree-trunk sculpture known as the 'Llandoddy', one of a tribe of ancient water keepers, also stands beside the lake.

Middleton Street, Llandrindod Wells
Middleton Street, Llandrindod Wells

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