01686 area code
Newtown and Llanidloes
The 01686 area code is for Newtown and Llanidloes, and the surrounding areas.
Locations using 01686 numbers include:
Most numbers using the 01686 area code are normal Newtown and Llanidloes landlines but be aware that, as is the case for all UK area codes, such numbers may also be used for services without any physical link to the area. (More info)
The first digit of the six-digit local number usually indicates more precisely where it is associated with:
|Number range||Primary area*||Other locations served|
|(01686) 2xxxxx||Llanidloes||Carno, Llangurig, Trefeglwys, Tregynon|
|(01686) 5xxxxx||Newtown||Abermule, Berriew, Caersws, Kerry, Montgomery|
* Telephone companies are officially required to issue numbers according to this pattern. Some smaller or newer operators may disregard the rules and use the same series of numbers across the entire area.
01686 area code information
|Primary location served:||Newtown (Y Drenewydd) / Llanidloes|
|Call costs:||Normal landline rate|
|Area code required for local calls:||No|
|Local number length:||6 digits|
|Last code change:||April 1995 (previously 0686)|
Formatting an 01686 number
An 01686 number should be displayed in the format: 01686 xxxxxx or (01686) xxxxxx
For international callers, use: +44 1686 xxxxxx
Area code history
Newtown and Llanidloes had separate area codes until around 1994. Numbers from the former Llanidloes 0551 area code were absorbed into the 0686 area code (which later became 01686).