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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Roman well remains
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.
About Rock Park
Address: Rock Park Spa, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales, LD1 6AE
Attraction Type: Garden
Location: on A483
Website: Rock Park
Photo Credit: Christine Matthews, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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