Llandinam


An award winning village in the heart of Montgomeryshire

Mid Wales and the area around Llandinam.
Prepared by Ian Shirley, The Lion Hotel, Llandinam, Powys

Llandinam has been awarded the title of best kept village in Wales, Powys and Montgomeryshire on more than one occasion and as you pass through it is easy to see why. Neat and colourful gardens line the A470 which runs parallel to the River Severn.

The steep slopes of Pwllan and the Suagr loaf provide the perfect backdrop.

The river Severn and mountains at 
Llandinam.

Black and white timber framed houses crowd the crooked lane that climbs the church bank and the beautiful village hall, built of brick and timber houses a billiard room, ladies parlour, reading room and oak panelled main hall.

A timber framed house in Llandinam. Little House, Llandinam, Powys

The residents of Llandinam take an active interest in cultural life and each year put on a month long exhibition. There are also numerous dramatical offerings by the local players and a variety of concerts to suit all tastes. There is a gardening club, a Women's Institute and a regular meetings of the Royal British Legion. All the things you would expect to see in a thriving village.

Llandinam Village Hall
The village owes much of its heritage to David Davies, a local entrepeneur who made his fortune from coal. He is responsible for building the Barry docks and mid Wales rail network though locally he is remembered for bringing electricity to the village and for providing many of the beautiful public buildings.
The Village bar at The Lion Hotel

Visitors to the village are are always most welcome at The Lion Hotel. The oak beamed village bar is a place to enjoy a glass of traditional ale, take some sustenance and listen to tales of local adventures, some taller than others. They offer beautiful en-suite accommodation and homely Montgomeryshire fare.
Accommodation is also available at Maesmawr Hall hotel, five minutes towards Newtown.
There are many opportunities for walking, fishing, horse riding, golf and many other pursuits. Visit the home of Welsh Royal Crystal and explore beautiful little market towns like Llanidloes and Machynlleth.


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When you are next in Wales, take time to visit our village.