Welcome to Llanwrtyd Wells (Llanwrtyd)
Apart from this recent status as the capital of wacky Wales, Llanwrtyd Wells has long been surrounded by beautiful walking, cycling and riding country, with the Cambrian Mountains to the northwest and the Mynydd Epynt to the southeast.
Theophilus Evans, the local vicar, first discovered the healing properties of the Ffynon Droellwyd (Stinking Well) in 1732 when he found it cured his scurvy. The popularity of the waters grew and Llanwrtyd became a spa town. Nowadays, however, its wells have been capped and, outside of the festivals, it's hard to find much by way of vital signs. It claims to be the smallest town in Britain, but patently isn't.