This little village is in North-Middle Wales... and its closest town is Welshpool. It has one main road that runs through the town.. it'll take you about 2 minutes to drive through it ;) It has the necessary pubs, church, library and Spar, and is a community-orientated village.
Going for a drive is such fun too.... just get in the car and choose one of two directions out of the town... the views and winding lanes, and greenery is stunning. Well worth it.
Even though it no longer has a railway and its use as a Spa, it still functions as a market town, and Builth has a lot to offer the resident and visitor, as the visitor, if you are looking for soem quiet time to yourself.
There are lovely country tea places, antique shops etc. There once was a beautiful timber castle here, built in Norman times, whihc unfortunately no longer exists, but you can visit the site.
A nice small town surrounded by lovely scenery! The best place I visited in wales to be honest. There is a Dr Who museum if you like that kind of thing with artefacts from the series. Also there is a steam railwayand a 13th century abbey to visit. The best thing about visiting here was the beautiful scenery as you drive into the vale. The canal was nice to walk alongside as well!
Be sure to book well in advance if you want to get up the mountain! Possibly even before you arrive in Wales during the tourist season. We arrived first thing in the morning and found the train booked solidly all that day and the next. Having driven that far, you WANT to get on that train and up the mountain.
A little seaside resort nice to visit with good beaches. Rather short on parking in the popular summer months! Just what you would expect from British seaside resorts really. You can also take a tram to visit the local copper mines and there is a cable car up to there as well. Much of the seafront is Victorian themed.
Standing on the mouth of a river is your typical castle really. Spent some time looking rounf the castle. You could take a guided tour if you wished, but I found walking around with in information panels to be adequate.