Llanfyllin is situated in Powys, Mid Wales. It lies on the A490 between Welshpool and Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant. It is in the ideal location to visit both the heart of Wales, and the delightful Welsh Border country …and it is just over an hour from the popular seaside resort of Barmouth.
Llanfyllin has its own appeal, of course. There are plenty of walks through both the town and surrounding area; to the west of Llanfyllin are the hills of Jericho Hill, Brynelltyn, Grave Hill, George's Walks, Domen Gastell Hill. Indeed the landscape is criss-crossed with trails and public rights of way. Or simply take a walk up hill from the Y Dolydd workhouse and hug the Lonely Tree. (Legend has it that if you intend to stay in the area, you must make the trek up the hill to give the tree a hug!)
Llanfyllin also has its own sports centre, including fitness rooms, swimming pool and sports hall. Slightly further afield are the lakes of Vyrnwy and Bala. Both lakes are within driving distance, the beautiful Lake Vyrnwy, which offers spectacular views and an abundance of wildlife, and Lake Bala (also known as Llyn Tegid), where water from nearby Llyn Celyn is distributed to create rapids, perfect for canoeing and white water rafting.
You can also experience one of the Seven Wonders of Wales at nearby Pistyll Rhaeadr, a fascinating waterfall that smashes 240ft over a rock face!
Although hotels are not aplenty in Llanfyllin, there are several self catering cottages in Llanfyllin, and hotels and guesthouses can be found in nearby Welshpool and Oswestry. When visiting Llanfyllin it might be wise to take care where you park your car. As of 2009, the town car park had a two tier pricing system. One section (owned by Llanfyllin Town Council) offers free parking. While should you innocently park a few feet away in another section of the car park (owned by Powys County Council) you will be obliged to pay for parking.