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The A481 is a road in Powys, Wales, which connects with the A483 road, not far from the A470 road at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells and leads to the A44 road near Llanfihangel Nant Melan. It is the main road leading to the A44 which connects Builth to Leominster and Hereford across the border with England.

Powys Place

Powys is a principal area and county, and one of the preserved counties of Wales. It is named after the Kingdom of Powys which was a Welsh successor state, petty kingdom and principality that emerged during the Middle Ages following the end of Roman rule in Britain.

A483 road

The A483, also known as the Swansea to Chester Trunk Road, is a major road in the United Kingdom. It runs from Swansea in Wales to Chester in England via Llandovery, Llandrindod Wells, Oswestry and Wrexham, a distance of around 153 miles (246 km).

A470 road major long-distance road in Wales

The A470, also referred to as the Cardiff to Glan Conwy Trunk Road, is a 186 miles (299 km) long road in Wales that connects Cardiff on the south coast to Llandudno on the north coast. It has undergone considerable road improvement in the last two decades. While previously one had to navigate the narrow roads of Llanidloes and Dolgellau, both these market towns are now bypassed due to extensive road modernisation. The 26 miles (42 km) from Cardiff Bay to Merthyr Tydfil are mainly direct and good quality dual carriageway, but most of the route from north of Merthyr to Llandudno is single carriageway which has seen considerable improvement in the last 20–30 years.


The A481 is a short, windy hill road about 10 mi (16 km) long orientated from southwest to northeast. Its southwesterly terminus is with the A483 at Llanelwedd, half a mile north of Builth Wells, and just beside the site of the Royal Welsh Showground. The route runs on the north side of the Wye Valley, with the hills of Carneddau and Gilwern Hill to the left and further on, Little Hill and Gwalin-Ceste Hill to the right. At a sharp left bend a mile from Builth Wells, the B4567 branches off to the right, continuing down the left bank of the River Wye, parallel with the A470 on the other bank. The A481 now departs from the River Wye and rises up in the valley formed by a tributary, before descending again to the River Edw. Several unclassified roads fork off to the left, several going to the village of Llansantffraed-in-Elvel and continuing on to Newbridge-on-Wye, crossing the A483 on the way. A pair of unclassified roads which subsequently join fork off to the right at the hamlet of Hundred House. This road continues over the hills through Glascwm to join the B4594 at the village of Gladestry very close to the English border. The northeasterly terminus of the A481 is on a stretch of the A44, the Worcester to Aberystwyth road, halfway between the villages of Llandegley and New Radnor and near to Llanfihangel Nant Melan. [1] [2]

Builth Wells town and electoral ward in Powys, Wales

Builth Wells is a town and community in the county of Powys, within the historic boundaries of Brecknockshire (Breconshire), mid Wales, lying at the confluence of the River Wye and the River Irfon, in the Welsh section of the Wye Valley. It has a population of 2,568.

Royal Welsh Show large agriculture show in Europe

The Royal Welsh Show is organised by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, which was formed in 1904. It takes place in July of each year, at Llanelwedd, near Builth Wells, in Powys, Mid Wales.

River Wye river in Wales and England

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  1. "A481". Sabre. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  2. Concise Road Atlas: Britain. AA Publishing. 2015. p. 38. ISBN   978-0-7495-7743-8.