The Pales

small peaceful place on your spiritual journey

Welcome to Pales - the oldest Quaker meeting house in Wales in continuous use. 

The Pales Meeting House is about 8 miles north-east of Llandrindod Wells, off the A44. Set in the magnificent beauty of rural Radnorshire, high up in the Radnor Hills, the Pales has magnificent views of the surrounding countryside.

As a thatched building it is very rare in Radnorshire and is one of only three thatched meeting houses in Britain.
The Pales is open all year round to visitors who value peace, solitude and natural beauty.


"Wales is rich in places that have an aura of sanctity - the cathedral at St. Davids, for example, or churches such as Partrishow, or ruins such as Strata Florida, or enchanted places such as Llanddwyn - but they are all outclassed by The Pales, which is replete with sanctity and tranquility.

R.S. Thomas claimed that God is in the silence and that with the waiting comes worship.

This is exactly the message of The Pales."

From "Wales - 100 Places to See Before You Die", page 124, by John Davies and Marian Delyth
(2010 Welsh Book of the Year winner)

You are welcome to
meeting for worship at 3 pm
every 3rd Sunday of the Month.

To see Calendar of Quaker Events open to everyone
please visit

Additionally, the Pales is open all day, every day, all the year round for visitors, at no cost. It is also available for letting to groups who value the peaceful spiritual atmosphere.

We have disabled access (including accessible toilets), presentation equipment, and basic catering facilities. If required, a talk on the history of the Pales, and/or Quakerism, can be provided.

School visits are especially welcome.




  Update 28th February 2017

From 2016 the Pales is seen as a resource of the Area Meeting.

Trustees, the Pales Development Group and Area Meeting are anxious to make it clear that the Pales is open to all constituent Meetings

to use for retreats, away days, Meeting for Worship, study days, etc. 

This website was privately sponsored and developed by Margo Swiderska with input from Pales wardens Lynda and Martin Williams.

Following Trustees concerns and Minutes T17/05

from now on all current information will be available on AM website.

Please visit AM Pales website at



The Pales
near Llandegley
Llandrindod Wells
Powys LD1 5UH
United Kingdom

tel. 01597 851 543
Grid ref: SO 137 641
see the map

Hours of operation:
8 am - 10 pm

For details please contact


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