Llanfyllin is small town flanked by the Cain and Abel rivers. Its reputation as a haven for alternative culture perhaps stems from its origins as an early Briton settlement, at any rate the holy well of Saint Myllin still gives the town a sense of its identity today.
Llanfyllin derives its name from Myllin, a Celtic Saint of the 7th century. In 1293, Llewelyn ap Gruffydd, Lord of Mechain granted the town its borough charter and is one of only two Welsh towns (the other is Welshpool) to receive its charter from a native Welsh ruler.
Anne Griffiths, the celebrated Welsh Hymn writer who was born very near the town and has lent her name to several of the walking trails that explore the adjacent hills and vales.