Welcome to Llandyssil-Croeso i Llandyssil
Llandyssil is a small, pretty Welsh village in Powys about two miles from the historic town of Montgomery and around eight miles from the market towns of Welshpool and Newtown. Shrewsbury, on the A5, and with good road connections to the South and East, lies 22 miles across the English border in Shropshire. Chester is about 50 miles to the north and Aberystwyth 50 miles to the West on the beautiful Cambrian coast. The mountains and wonders of the Snowdonia National Park are in easy reach.
The village is surrounded by arable farms with sheep roaming on hills up to 1000ft.
There has been a settlement in Llandyssil since Roman times. One of the extraordinary featrues is that the population of the vllage may not have changed much since those times.
Today the parish of Llandyssil has around 420 residents about 300 of whom live in Llandyssil village. The rest live in the surrounding areas of Cefn y Coed, Cwminkin and Green Lane.
The village has a Victorian Church, St. Tyssil’s Parish Church, built between 1863 and 1865 by notable architect T.H.Wyatt; The Upper House pub; the Llandyssil Bakery; and the beautifully restored Victorian Old School Hall, which acts as the Village Hall for the community and is NOW available for hire at very competitive rates. There are several notable houses including the Georgian Old Rectory and several houses - Phipp's Tenement, Buckley's Acre, The Rhosser, 16th & 18th cty Malt House, Malt House Cottage and Dingle House.
Each second weekend in September the village holds ‘Dragonfest’ a traditional village fete when the village is decorated with dragons, and the Llandyssil Olympics, and other competitions are held on Dragonfield. A 'Dragon Roast – tastes like pork' – is enjoyed. About 1,300 people attended in 2009 in blazing sunshine. Approximately £3500 was raised. Dragonfest 09 was another roaring success and the now famous Llandyssil Dragons emerged once again from their caves,lairs and nests on a Saturday in September, to be joined by new and spectactular relatives. Do come to walk the village dragon walks anytime (check the Llandyssil Walks noticeboard on arrival) or come to see the Dragons on Dragonfest day. Dragonfest 2010 is on Saturday 11th September 2010.
The village supports a number of groups including the WI, Llandyssil Stompers – line dancers, Tai Chi, youth club, gardening club, walking group and pool, darts, and dominoes teams.
To find out more about the village, see Llandyssil Community Charitable Trust for Trustee contact details.
The website is compiled and edited by the Llandyssil Community Charitable Trust Registered number 1113264.