The picturesque village of Bleddfa, sits north of the Radnor Forest on the A488 between Llanfihangel Rhidathon and Knighton in Powys, Mid Wales. Visitors to Bleddfa, known as the “abode of the wolves”, should take care. Well, visitors to Bleddfa before Tudor times should have bewared of wolves, but thankfully, according to tradition, the last Welsh wolf was killed at Cregina, between Builth and Glascwm.
The village is home to St Mary's Church, a 13th century church built from the stones of an older castle, and includes a Jacobean pulpit and a font dating from the 14th century. The castle is first recorded 1195 and is said to have been derelict in 1304. The old castle was destroyed in 1262 after being seized from the hands of the Mortimers by Llywelyn ap Gruffydd.