Llani Life

It is just a 20 minute fairly level walk from Dol-llys Hall in to Llani, as Llanidloes - the first town on the Afon Hafren (River Severn) with a population of 2500 - is affectionately known. Llani is a very picturesque and friendly town, with lots of historical and cultural interest, independent shops, community spaces, a community centre, hotels, pubs, cafes & restaurants, a church and several chapels. Llani also has both Primary and High Schools, as well as pre-school provision; a Sports’ Centre; a Medical Centre, a dental practice and a cottage hospital.

A recent piece in the “let’s move to” series in the Guardian shows what Llani has to offer

Let\’s move to Llanidloes


The Old Market Hall in the centre of town dates from the early 17th century. It is the only timber framed market hall in Wales.


The River Severn Porte Park in winter from the Long Bridge.

The River Severn from the Short Bridge after heavy rain

St Idloes Church

Great Oak Cafe and Great Oak Foods

The courtyard behind the Great Oak Cafe

The wild-life friendly garden. Both these gardens are for community use and maintained by volunteers

Llani High School

Sculpture in Severn Porte park

The Long Bridge in winter, heading out of Llani & towards Dol-llys Hall.

Statue of Sabrina in the park by the river. According to Celtic mythology, Sabrina is the water nymph who inhabits the River Severn .


Procession through town before the Powys Eisteddfod Proclamation Ceremony in 2009

The Powys Eisteddfod Proclamation Ceremony takes place in Llani, October 2009

Llani from the south.

Winners of the Llani fancy dress competition in July 2010.

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