|Location Map ( geo)|
|Llandrindod Wells • Rhayader|
|Current Highway Authorities|
|Brecknockshire • Cardiganshire • Herefordshire • Montgomeryshire • Shropshire|
|Welsh Government Roads|
|A470 • A483|
Radnorshire (Sir Faesyfed in Welsh) is one of the traditional counties of mid-Wales. The county council was abolished in 1974 and it is administered today as part of the Welsh principal area of Powys. The county is named after Old Radnor, which was replaced as administrative centre by New Radnor, Presteigne and Llandrindod Wells in turn.
Geography & Economy
Radnorshire is one of Wales's smaller counties and one of the least-populated counties in the UK. The county is largely upland with the occasional river valley, most importantly that of the River Wye, which forms the county's southern boundary. The Cambrian Mountains in the west and Radnor Forest in the east have no centres of population. The county's traditional industry is agriculture but tourism is now an important part of the economy. The Elan Valley Reservoirs, west of Rhayader, provide drinking water to the Birmingham area but are themselves a tourist attraction. The county's largest settlement, Llandrindod Wells, is a spa town and also the location for the election of the Archbishop of Wales. The Royal Welsh Show takes place annually at the showground in the south of the county, just over the River Wye from the Brecknockshire town of Builth Wells.
Radnorshire's roads are limited by terrain and lack of population. Certainly there is no place that can be described as the focus for the county's roads. Radnorshire's only two trunk roads are the A470 along the Wye Valley and A483 along the valley of the River Ithon; the two meet by the Royal Welsh Showground. These roads are maintained by the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent. The A44, which runs east-west along the centre of the county is the main non-trunk road, whilst the A438 skirts the southeastern edge of the county. Most non-trunk roads are maintained by Powys County Council.
|A481||Llanelwedd||Radnor Forest||9.9 miles||View|
|A4081||Dôl-y-fan||Llandrindod Wells||4.6 miles||View|
|A4082||Llanyre Bridge||Llandrindod Wells||1.1 miles||View|
|A4153||Glasbury||Whitney on Wye (W)||8.0 miles||View
|B4350||Llyswen||Whitney on Wye||11.5 miles||View|
|B4351||Clyro||Hay on Wye||1.2 miles||View|
|B4358||Beulah||Bwlch-y-rhiw, near Llanyre||10.5 miles||View|
|B4372||New Radnor||Beggar's Bush||4.2 miles||View|
|B4518||Llanbrynmair||Elan Village||30.5 miles||View|
|B4564||Hendreforgan||Gilfach Goch||2.7 miles||View|
|B4567||Llanfaredd(N)||Erwood Bridge||5.8 miles||View|
Bridges, Tunnels, and other Crossings