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Rhayader
Statistics
Population: 3,550
Ordnance Survey
OS grid reference: Maps for SN975685
Administration
Principal area: Powys
Constituent country: Wales
Sovereign state: United Kingdom
Other
Police force: Dyfed-Powys Police
Ceremonial county: Powys
Historic county: Radnorshire
Post office and telephone
Post town: RHAYADER
Postal district: LD6 5**
Dialling code: 01597
Politics
UK Parliament: Brecon & Radnorshire
European Parliament: Wales
Flag of Wales
The A470 passing through Rhayader

Rhayader (Welsh: Rhaeadr Gwy) is a busy and historic market town in Mid Wales. It is the first town that lies on the River Wye. The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... Powys is a local government principal area and a preserved county in Wales. ... Constituent country is an official term used to describe three of the four principal component parts of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK): England; Scotland; Wales. ... Motto: (Welsh for Wales for ever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) English, Welsh Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056  Area    - Total 20,779 km² (3rd... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... There are a number of policing agencies in the United Kingdom. ... Dyfed-Powys Police (Welsh: Heddlu Dyfed Powys) is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire (which make up Dyfed), and Powys in Wales. ... The Preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for ceremonial purposes such as Lieutenancy. ... Powys is a local government principal area and a preserved county in Wales. ... Wales has thirteen traditional counties (or vice counties). ... Radnorshire (Welsh: Sir Faesyfed) is an inland traditional county of Wales, bounded to the north by Montgomeryshire and Shropshire, to the east by Herefordshire, to the south by Brecknockshire and to the west by Cardiganshire. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... To see the list in alphabetical order see the categories UK Parliamentary constituencies and UK Parliamentary constituencies (historic). ... Brecon and Radnorshire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The European Parliament building in Strasbourg The inside of the building The European Parliament (formerly European Parliamentary Assembly) is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ... Wales is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1296x972, 1233 KB) Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): A470 road Rhayader Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1296x972, 1233 KB) Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): A470 road Rhayader Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... Mid Wales is the name given to the area of Wales between North Wales and South Wales. ... River Wye and Lancat and Ban y Gore Nature Reserve The Wye at Hay-on-Wye The Wye at Tintern This article is about the river that flows along the Anglo-Welsh border. ...


The town serves a wide rural catchment area. It is situated midway between North Wales and South Wales on the A470, 13 miles North of Builth Wells and 30 miles East of Aberystwyth on the A44. A station on the Mid Wales Railway line existed in the town until 1963, but was closed under the 'Beeching Axe' programme of modernisation. The nearest station is now at Llandrindod Wells on the Heart of Wales Line. For the term related to television programmes, see watershed (television). ... Approximate extent of North Wales North Wales (known in some archaic texts as Northgalis) is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales, bordered to the south by Mid Wales. ... Approximate extent of South Wales South Wales (Welsh: ) is an area of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the east and south, and Mid Wales and West Wales to the north and west. ... The A470 is a major road in Wales, running from Cardiff to Llandudno. ... Builth Wells (Welsh: Llanfair ym Muallt) is a town in Powys, traditional county of Brecknockshire, mid Wales, lying on the River Wye. ... Aberystwyth, viewed from the nature reserve on Penglais Hill Aberystwyth /aberˈəstwɪθ/ (Welsh Mouth of the Ystwyth) is a historic market town, administrative centre and holiday resort within Ceredigion, Mid Wales. ... See: Station (telecommunication) Radio station Television station Station (network) Primary station Control station Slave station Station (Australian ranch) (the Australian equivalent of the North American Ranch) Public transport railway station or train station metro station (underground or elevated ) bus station Ground station Space station Gas station Power station (see Battersea... The Mid Wales Railway was a standard gauge railway opened in 1864 as a North-South route serving central Welsh towns including Llanidloes, Rhayader, Builth Wells and Brecon. ... Many railway lines were closed as a result of the Beeching Axe The Beeching Axe was an informal name for the British Governments attempt in the 1960s to control the spiralling cost of running the British railway system by closing what it considered to be little-used and unprofitable... Llandrindod Wells (Welsh: Llandrindod), known locally as Llandod, is a town in mid Wales. ... The Heart of Wales Line is the railway line from Llanelli to Craven Arms. ...


Tourism and agriculture are the most important industries locally. Walkers and cyclists are drawn to Rhayader for the abundance of trails and bridleways surrounding the town. It is the gateway to a massive complex of reservoirs and Dams (The Elan Valley), known as the 'Lakeland of Wales'. This vast area was flooded in 1893 to supply water to Birmingham, and is home to some of Britain's rarest wildlife and plants, along with magnificent feats of engineering. El Nido, Philippines Tourism is the act of travel for the purpose of recreation and business, and the provision of services for this act. ... A trail, in the most general sense, is any linear route for travel. ... In the United Kingdom, a bridleway is a way over which the public have the following, but no other, rights of way: a right of way on foot and a right of way on horseback or leading a horse, with or without a right to drive animals of any description... A reservoir (French: réservoir) is an artificial lake created by flooding land behind a dam. ... DAMS is a racing team from France, involved in many areas of motorsports. ... The Elan Valley is situated to the west of Rhayader, in Powys, Wales. ... The city from above Centenary Square. ... Various species of deer are commonly seen wildlife across the Americas and Eurasia. ... u fuck in ua ... Engineering is the application of scientific and technical knowledge to solve human problems. ...


The town itself is known as the centre of the anti-toll gate Rebecca riots and for the red kites which live nearby. Rhayader is also home to a small museum, a leisure centre, numerous parks and all the amenities expected of a larger town. Rhayader is also renowned for it's high concentration of pubs and drinking establishments. A Carnival week is held every July. A toll road, turnpike or tollpike is a road on which a toll authority collects a fee for use. ... The Rebecca Riots happened between 1839 and 1842 in South Wales. ... Binomial name Milvus milvus Linnaeus, 1758 The Red Kite (Milvus milvus) is a medium-large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards and harriers. ... The National Gallery in London, a famous museum. ... A Leisure Centre in the UK is a site, usually owned and operated by the county council, where people go to keep fit or relax. ... For the Korean family name Park, see Korean name. ... A public house, usually known as a pub, is a drinking establishment found mainly in the Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other countries influenced by British cultural heritage. ... Swabian-Alemannic carnival clowns in Wolfach, Germany A carnival is a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus and public street party, generally during the Carnival Season. ...


The town's Rugby Union team play in Asda League 5 North. It's football team, Rhayader Town F.C., ceased to exist in the summer of 2006 despite previously having some success. The team played in the League of Wales - the top-tier of domestic Welsh football between 1997 and 2002. A scrum Rugby union (often referred to as rugby, union or football) is a variant of rugby football. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Rhayader Town FC is a Welsh football team playing in the Mid Wales League. ... A team comprises any group of people or animals linked in a common purpose. ... Principality Welsh Premier League Logo The Principality Building Society Welsh Premier Football League is the national football league for Wales and is at the top of the Welsh football league system. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


The town lies in the traditional county of Radnorshire. The British Isles are divided into the following traditional counties (also vice counties or historic counties). ... Radnorshire (Welsh: Sir Faesyfed) is an inland traditional county of Wales, bounded to the north by Montgomeryshire and Shropshire, to the east by Herefordshire, to the south by Brecknockshire and to the west by Cardiganshire. ...


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Welcome to Rhayader (911 words)
Rhayader is a busy and historic market town in the north-west of the ancient county of Radnorshire.
The clock tower in the middle of Rhayader acting as the historic crossroad midway between North and South Wales and was a mid 19th century vital staging post on the famous coach road from Aberystwyth to London.
Prehistoric evidence exists of earlier Bronze age and Roman settlements The castle was built by the Lord Rhys of Deheubarth, in 1177 at the fringes of his kingdom to resist the Normans and Flemish.
Welcome to Rhayader (494 words)
Find the clocktower in the middle of Rhayader and you are standing at the historic crossroads midway between North and South Wales.
Rhayader is a traditional Welsh market town so when better to see it than on market day.
Rhayader's market town history means that there are a number of traditional properties in the town and its surrounds.
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