Images of Wales
Monday, 14 September 1998
Llanbister and the Ithon Valley, Radnorshire
Photography by John Ball - 1st August 1998
(with Agfa ePhoto307 digital camera)
Llanbister is a parish and small village, situated on the eastern side of the valley of the River Ithon (in Welsh, Ieithon), between Llandrindod Wells and Newtown. Llanbister is famous for the historic parish church of St Cynllo, which was first featured on Images of Wales on 4th August 1998.
Right: The River Ithon, looking downstream
from Llanbister Bridge. The Ithon is a
tributary of the river Wye.
Above: The main street running through the village. Local traffic is very light, because
the main A483 Llandrindod Wells to Newtown road by-passes the village.
Above: The general stores and post office is the village's only shop.
Above and below: The Lion Hotel, Llanbister, can be seen from the main A483 roadway.
Above and below: Llanbister's parish church, dedicated to St Cynllo.
Parts of the church date back to the 13th century.
Above: St Cynllo's Church and graveyard, with the Ithon valley beyond.
Above: The Ithon Valley, viewed from alongside the A483 highway.
Above: The river Ithon, looking upstream from Llanbister Bridge. At this point the
valley floor is quite flat, and the river flows slowly, meandering from side to side.