About Gladestry

Gladestry (Welsh: Llanfair Llythynwg) is a pretty village nestling in the hills just over the border from England. The village lies on the Offa’s Dyke Path, at the other end of Hergest Ridge from the Marches town of Kington in Herefordshire. It provides an ideal base both for walkers who want to enjoy the trails that take them through our breathtaking local scenery and for visitors looking to explore the rest of Wales and the Welsh Marches too. The book town of Hay on Wye is just 20 minutes’ drive away, and the famous “black and white” Herefordshire villages, the city of Hereford itself, and the beautiful Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons are all within easy travelling distance.

Photograph: William Jenner-Murphy

Getting Around

Sadly, there’s no public transport serving Gladestry directly apart from the local taxi service (see below), so our guests tend to arrive on foot, by bike or in a vehicle. However, bus services are available at Kington (six miles away) with connections to Hereford, Knighton and Llandrindod Wells, all of which benefit from mainline railway services. We can offer a pick-up service from Kington for guests who don’t have their own transport.

Taxi Companies

Radnor and Kington Taxis: +44 1547 560205 or +44 7831 898361
Bizzy Cars: +44 1544 520544

Food & Drink

Don’t feel like cooking? No problem. These excellent local inns are all within easy reach and combine traditional pub atmosphere with fine dining. (Check their respective websites for opening times.)

Royal Oak, Gladestry

Royal Oak, Gladestry inn sign

Just 100 metres’ walk from the Gladestry Shepherd’s Hut…

The Harp Inn, Old Radnor

An 8-minute drive north from the Gladestry Shepherd’s Hut…

The Roast Ox, Painscastle

A 10-minute drive south from the Gladestry Shepherd’s Hut…

Click here to discover more eating and drinking places within easy reach of Gladestry.

Alternative Accommodation

If you’d like to stay in the Gladestry area but we don’t have your dates available, or there’s more than two of you or shepherd’s huts just aren’t your thing, all three of the pubs above offer fantastic B&B facilities. And as well as the local pubs, the nearby accommodation providers listed below are also very much worth considering…

Offas’s Dyke Lodge, Gladestry

B&B and camping just over the road from the Gladestry Shepherd’s Hut…

Valley Yurts, Gladestry

Glamping just a 3-minute drive from the Gladestry Shepherd’s Hut…

The Courtyard, Gladestry

A delightfully converted barn in the heart of Gladestry…