Builth Wells Local Attractions

Despite its peaceful location in the Welsh countryside, there’s plenty of fun activities for everyone around Builth Wells. There are a good number of charming small towns, restaurants, attractions and activities just a stone’s throw from the campsite.

Where to eat & drink near in the Builth Wells area

There are several cafes in the centre of Builth Wells if you need a caffeine fix and a slice of cake. The Cwtch Cafe offers hot food as well as delicious bakery items and coffee. They also have a good selection of gluten-free options. If you don’t fancy cooking, there are also takeaway places for kebab, pizza, fish & chips, Indian and Chinese in town.

If you’d like to have a proper sit-down meal, head to The Lamb or The Roast Ox Inn for traditional British dishes like shepherd’s pie, fish and chips or a roast dinner. For a special meal with friends or a loved one, Llangoed Hall offers fine dining and delicious afternoon teas. For pub grub, The Fountain Inn is just the ticket.

Natural beauty around Builth Wells

Glamping in Builth Wells means you’re just a short drive away from the magnificent Brecon Beacons National Park. Apart from Brecon Beacons, you can also explore the beauty of Wales by scaling the nearby Begwns, a low summit that is very easy to reach but that offers some amazing panoramic views over the surrounding countryside.

A leisurely stroll along the Brecon Canal makes for a relaxing afternoon. You can also try your hand at fishing or kayaking on the canal for some extra excitement. Hikers looking for a challenge will love a walking holiday along the Wye Valley Walk: this 136-mile hike follows the Wye River and takes about two weeks to complete. Our glamping site sits about a third of the way into this walk and makes for the perfect resting spot along the way.

Attractions for a day out

There’s a good deal of art galleries and other cultural hotspots just a short drive from Builth Wells: The Globe At Hay is an independent arts centre that showcases local talents all year round as well as hosting an annual art and philosophy festival. Meanwhile, Brycheiniog Theatre in Brecon is a great spot for catching a play or some live music.

The Old Railway Line Garden Centre has a great restaurant as well as offering a good opportunity to do a bit of shopping. For a truly decadent day out, why not take a tour of the Penderyn Distillery? A whisky tasting experience is sure to elevate your holiday to a whole new level.

Activities for the whole family

Try some adventurous activities at the Llangorse Multi Activity Centre to get everyone up and moving: from challenge courses and horse riding to indoor climbing, there’s something for everyone, whatever you’re into. The Builth Wells Golf Club offers a chance to practice your putting before enjoying a refreshing drink at the Clubhouse.

Festivals near Builth Wells

There are also a number of fun festivals in the local area that make for a slightly different day out. The Royal Welsh Show takes place every July 10 miles from Our Wigwam® glamping site and gives you an opportunity to see livestock competitions a well as enjoy some great food, local crafts and exciting entertainment.

The Brecon Jazz Festival offers a great chance to enjoy some live music every August across a variety of venues. The event is hosted by the Brecon Jazz Club who have live music on all year round.

For something completely different, visit the World Championship of Bog Snorkelling. This event is hosted every August in Llanwrtyd Wells. The first championship took place in 1976 and has competitors snorkelling through a peat bog using only the power of flippers to get forward. Cheering the brave competitors on makes for a truly memorable day out!