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Welsh: Llanllŷr-yn-Rhos
Llanyre church (geograph 3149297).jpg
Church of St Llyr
Grid reference: SO045625
Location: 52°15’9"N, 3°23’54"W
Population: 1,061
Post town: Llandrindod Wells
Postcode: LD1
Dialling code: 01597
Local Government
Council: Powys
Brecon & Radnorshire

Llanyre is a village and parish in Radnorshire. The parish had a population of 1,061 in 2001.[1] Llanyre is located to the west of Llandrindod Wells, in the upper Wye Valley. The area is largely rural, and is probably best known for its fishing and walking opportunities - with easy access to the Elan Valley and Brecon Beacons.


Housing in Llanyre comprises an eclectic mix of nineteenth century stone and brick housing, with newer, more modern housing schemes currently under development.[2]

Church of St Llyr

The Church of St Llyr lies to the south of the village, on the west of the A4081 road to Rhayader. Rebuilt entirely from 1885-7,[3] little remains of the original church apart from the very front of the building.

It is a grade II* listed building. [4]

Nearby attractions

  • Llandrindod Golf Course (3 miles)
  • Gilfach Nature Reserve (8 Miles)
  • Llanidloes Museum (14 Miles)
  • Hergest Croft Gardens (15 Miles)
  • Strata Florida Abbey (33 Miles)
  • Newtown Textile Museum (18 Miles)
  • Kinnersley Castle (20 Miles)
  • The South Wales Borderers Museum (21 Miles)
  • Moccas Court (22 Miles)
  • Walcot Hall (23 Miles)
  • Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture (25 Miles)
  • Glansevern Hall (25 Miles)
  • Tretower Court and Castle (26 Miles)
  • Stokesay Castle (26 Miles)
  • Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway (27 Miles)
  • Ludlow Racecourse (28 Miles)


  1. 2001 Census
  2. Llanyre Community Council Home Page
  3. Llanyre a Swansea and Brecon Diocesan Church
  4. "Church of St Michael, Llanyre". British Listed Buildings. http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/wa-8721-church-of-st-michael-llanyre. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 

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