01686 area code

Newtown and Llanidloes

The 01686 area code is for Newtown and Llanidloes, and the surrounding areas.

Locations using 01686 numbers include:

  • Abermule
  • Berriew
  • Caersws
  • Carno
  • Kerry
  • Llangurig
  • Llanidloes
  • Montgomery
  • Newtown
  • Trefeglwys
  • Tregynon

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 rangePrimary area*Other locations served
(01686) 2xxxxx  LlanidloesCarno, Llangurig, Trefeglwys, Tregynon
(01686) 3xxxxx  
(01686) 4xxxxx  
(01686) 7xxxxx  
(01686) 5xxxxx  NewtownAbermule, Berriew, Caersws, Kerry, Montgomery
(01686) 6xxxxx  
(01686) 8xxxxx  
(01686) 9xxxxx  

* 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

Area code:01686
Primary location served:Newtown (Y Drenewydd) / Llanidloes
Council area:Powys
Call costs:Normal landline rate
Area code required for local calls:No
Local number length:6 digits
Number format:01686 xxxxxx
International number format:+44 1686 xxxxxx
Number shortages predicted:No
Last code change:April 1995 (previously 0686)

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).

Map of 01686 Newtown and Llanidloes area code