Llandrindod Lake was built as a boating lake towards the end of the last century when Llandrindod Wells was a prime Victorian tourist destination with thousands of visitors arriving each year to take advantage of the famous spa waters. The original boathouse can still be seen to the left of the lake, now converted into a private residence.
The lake is popular with visitors and the Lakeside Café and Bistro, which was recently completely rebuilt, provides light refreshments and full meal services in attractive surroundings. Visitors enjoy panoramic views of the lake and surrounding area and the nearby picnic area is popular in the summer
The lake is also popular with fishermen and has recently been drained, cleaned out, and new fish stocks introduced. There is an abundance of wildlife including ducks, geese and swans. The island in the middle of the lake provides an undisturbed habitat for birds, insects and other wildlife.