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Walking Event, Sat 31 Dec 2016, free entry

Details

You are invited to take part in a short walk leaving the town square at 10:30pm on New Years' Eve. Carrying burning torches to light the way, the procession follows the 'Mari', a decorated horse's skull carried on a pole by the leader, to the Abernant Lake Hotel on the outskirts of town.

Here there is a re-enactment of the ancient Welsh tradition of 'Mari Lwyd', where there is an exchange of challenges and banter in verse between the bearer of the Mari and the occupants, in an endeavour to gain admission and refreshment. The bar is open for swift sustenance before returning to the town square in time for the midnight celebrations.

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 31 Dec 2016

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SN 878467  Lat: 52.10730 Long: -3.63870

Llanwrtyd Wells is located on the main A483 road between Builth Wells and Llandovery. There is on-street parking available in the town.

The train station is approximately a 10 minute walk from the town along a paved walkway.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Llanwrtyd Wells station

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
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