Llangammarch Wells sits at the confluence of the rivers Irfon and Cammarch in the county of Powys, Wales. Llangammarch sits to the north of Mynydd Eppynt mountains, some 3 miles east of Llanwrtyd Wells and 6 miles west of Builth Wells. The historic spa village of Llangammarch Wells is centred around the parish church of St Cadmarch and is the perfect place to stay when visiting this part of Wales.
The Community Garden is a peaceful picnic area along the banks of the river, with stunning views of the Eppynt Mountain. Away from the village, Crychan Forest is open to the public except when tree-felling is in progress or events are taking place. Shops in Llangammarch include the village shop selling food, newspapers, and most of the necessities of life. There is also a bookshop, and a general Post Office.
A notice on St Cadmarch's Church door might help to understand the rural nature of Llangammarch “Please keep the door tightly locked so that it does not blow open. This is essential to keep the sheep out of the church. The usual flock are of course welcome.” (with thanks to the BBC website.)
Llangammarch Wells was the birthplace of one of the leading figures of the reformation in Wales, John Penry. He was concerned about the lack of Welsh ministers in Wales and the need for a Welsh bible; after printing books about religion in Wales, he was arrested and put in prison. He was later hanged in March 1593.
There are a number of self-catering cottages in the village and surrounding area, with many offering stunning views of the surrounding countryside and mountains.