Rock Park
Rock Park
This Grade II* listed park dates to the 1860s and is one of the earliest public parks in Wales. It includes mineral springs, Victorian spa buildings, an arboretum, and a series of trails beside the River Ithon, passing through attractive woodland.
The mineral springs in Llandindrod were known to the Romans, who called the region Balnea Siluria (baths of the Silures) afte the native Silures tribe. Remains of a Roman well can be found near the front of the Spa Buildings.

The arrival of the railroad in Llandrindod Wells led to the development of natural mineral springs, and the town became a popular spa town. Rock Park, enclosing 12 acres, contains several of the original mineral springs. There are numerous springs, from saline to sulphur, magnesia to radium. A chalybeate spring rises through a marble drinking fountain, providing a healthy drink to modern visitors just as it did to Victorian spa-goers.

The former Pump Room, the social hub of the spa, was used as a restaurant until recently, and the Bath House is ow a health centre. The northern section of the park hosts a Victorian arboretum, while native woodland lies to the west of the river. The steep-sided river banks are a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). In the south west corner of the park is a natural rock outcrop known as Lover's Leap, with views over the river.

The park is open all year, free of charge.