Builth Wells also has a selection of shops including fashion outlets, a baker, butchers, a florist, jewellers, an ironmonger, a newsagent, an electrical specialist, gift shops, a selection of grocery stores and has a weekly market supplying local products.
"For Red Kites like you've probably never seen them before, and an exhibition of wildlife-friendly farming, Gigrin Farm is worth a visit" Bill Oddie - Ornithologist.
A 20 minute drive from Builth Wells, situated just off the A470 from Builth Wells to Rhayader. Half a mile before Rhayader town centre look out for the brown tourism sign on your right. http://gigrin.co.uk
Come and experience the wonders of astronomy! Spaceguard UK in Powys (40 minutes drive from Builth Wells) studies the threat posed to the Earth by collisions with the asteroids and comets, and has recently established this privately funded Spaceguard Centre at the former Powys Observatory. http://www.spaceguarduk.com
Gilfach Longhouse and Nature Reserve
A lovingly restored Welsh longhouse at the centre of a 418 acre nature reserve. With a tumbling upland river, sessile oak woodland, meadows and upland moorland, the reserve provides you with the opportunity to explore nature's rich diversity. Visit the centre, where you can relax, watch live film of wildlife from the reserve and learn about Gilfach's wildlife and history. http://westwales.co.uk/gilfach.htm
Royal Welsh Agricultural Society
Fantastic showground which hosts many events throughout the year, including the popular Royal Welsh Show. http://rwas.co.uk/society
The Elan Valley
Within a 50 minute drive away from Tybach, the dams and reservoirs of the Elan Valley are situated within an area of outstanding beauty and well worth a trip. http://elanvalley.org.uk
Little Hollies is situated in the beautiful hamlet of Bredwardine, in the stunning Herefordshire countryside. There are splendid views along the peaceful Wye Valley. Climbing the surrounding hills gives extensive panoramas over the river and across the Golden Valley to the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, and to the east even as far as the Malvern Hills.
Local attractions include 'Arthurs Stone', a 5,000 year old burial chamber; a fascinating part-Norman Church, St Andrew's; a part 14th century mansion, Old Court; a 17th century coaching Inn, The Red Lion Hotel, and several victorian buildings. http://www.bredwardine-brobury.org.uk/
The famous book town of Hay-on-Wye is within a 20 minute drive of Little Hollies and the area is much loved by walkers, including those on the Wye Valley Walk or on Vaughan's Way; by horseriders on the Three Rivers Ride: by canoeists on the River Wye, by cyclists, and by anglers and naturalists. http://www.hay-on-wye.co.uk/
The cathedral city of Hereford is 14 miles from Bredwardine, with the Mappa Mundi museum, and a cider museum. There is a Hereford Cider Trail which visits producers large and small, and a Black and White Trail which passes through six historic villages with ancient half-timbered houses. http://www.visitherefordshire.co.uk/
Other interesting links
http://www.droverholidays.co.uk/ Drover Holidays based in Hay on Wye, offers cycling and walking holidays throughout Wales. Bike hire is also available, with a range of Mountain Bikes, Hybrid Bike and childrens bikes, trailers and baby seats available. Guests staying a Little Hollies, Bach or Mawr enjoy complimentary delivery and collection.