Llanyre (English corruption from Welsh: Llanllyr-yn-Rhos) is a village in Powys, Wales. The parish had a population of 1,061 as of 2001.
Llanyre is to the west of Llandrindod Wells, in the upper Wye Valley. The area is largely rural, and is probably best known for its fishing and walking opportunities - with easy access to the Elan Valley and Brecon Beacons.
Housing in Llanyre comprises an eclectic mix of nineteenth century stone and brick housing, with newer, more modern housing schemes currently under development.
The electorate of Llanyre was 940 as of 2005. Administration is undertaken by the Llanyre Community Council. This is divided into two wards, consisting of 11 elected members, as follows:
Llanyre/Llanfihangel Ward - 5 members
Newbridge-on-Wye - 6 members
Meetings are held every third Tuesday in the month, excluding August.
The Church of St Llyr lies to the south of the village, on the west of the A4081 road to Rhayader. Rebuilt entirely from 1885-7, little remains of the original church apart from the very front of the building.
Newbridge on Wye,(Welsh: Pontnewydd ar Wy), which is part of the Community Council's area, is a small village in Powys, Wales. It lies, as its name suggests, on the River Wye, just downstream from the market town of Rhayader.
Newbridge-on-Wye is located roughly in the middle of Wales, and lies 7.1 miles south of Rhayader. The main road running through the village is the A470, running from Rhayader to the north and Builth Wells to the south. The B4358 also passes through the village; it runs from Beulah in the west through to Llandrindod Wells in the east. This road system is useful for commuters traveling from west and north-west Wales to areas in the south.
Newbridge-on-Wye was historically a stop off point for drovers, who moved livestock from place to place. Newbridge-on-Wye proved to be an ideal location for drovers to stop and rest because it afforded a safe crossing-point on the river Wye. This led to a settlement forming, including a large number of pubs. This fact is celebrated by the statue of a drover on the village green. Newbridge-on-Wye also sited a railway station on the Mid Wales Railway, until its closure on December 31, 1962. The site of the station is now occupied by a housing estate, although the old railway bridge still remains.