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Welshpool

Powys, SY21 7DD, Tel: 01938 552043, Email, www.showmewales.co.uk/midwalesmarches

Welshpool is a Mid Wales town which lies only 4 miles from the border with England. Its Welsh name 'Y Trallwng' means 'the marshy or sinking land' referring to the fact that the town is low-lying on the River Severn.

 
 
 
Newtown

Powys, SY16 2BB, www.showmewales.co.uk/midwalesmarches

Newtown, known in Welsh as 'Y Drenewydd', is the largest town in Powys and is situated on the banks of the River Severn. Founded at the end of the 13th century, Newtown boasts a rich industrial heritage, surrounded by beautiful countryside.

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  • Rail station: Newtown (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
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Bala Town
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Gwynedd, LL23 7AD, Tel: 01676 521021, Email, www.showmewales.co.uk/snowdonia

The historic market town of Bala sits at the head of Llyn Tegid in the Snowdonia National Park. The area, with its dramatic scenery, is an excellent base to stay and explore both Mid and North Wales.

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  • Rail station: Blaenau Ffestiniog (21 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
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LLandrindod Wells Lake
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Powys, LD1 6BL, Tel: 01597 822600, Email, www.showmewales.co.uk/midwalesmarches

Llandrindod Wells, or 'Landod' as it is known to locals, is the administrative centre of Powys and one of its largest towns. As the name suggests, it owes its origins to the spring waters that were recognised to have healing properties.

 
 
 
Rhayader

Powys, LD6 5BU, Tel: 01597 810706

A busy, historic market town, Rhayader is named after 'Rhayadr Gwy', a Welsh name for a local waterfall on the Wye. The town is situated in the very heart of Mid Wales in the beautiful Upper Wye Valley sheltered by the Cambrian Mountains.

 
 
 
Montgomery
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Powys, SY15 6HN, Email, www.montgomery-wales.co.uk

A historic market town, Montgomery is just one mile from Offa's Dyke and the Welsh-Shropshire border. There is much to explore in the area including Montgomery Castle and the town's cobbled streets and Georgian and Victorian architecture.

 
 
 

Ceredigion, SY25 6BH

Ystrad Meurig is a village in Ceredigion on the B4340 road between Aberystwyth and Pontrhydfendygaid. It sits in the upper Teifi Valley some 6 miles from the source of the Teifi and the Teifi Pools.

 
 
 

Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd, LL44 2EN

The village of Dyffryn Ardudwy (population 1,500) is situated on the A496 coast road between Harlech and Barmouth.

 
 
 

Shropshire, SY11 2TE

Oswestry is the third largest town in Shropshire with a population of 17,000; it is five miles from the border with Wales and has a mixed Welsh and English heritage.

 
 
 
Talgarth
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Talgarth, Brecon, Powys, LD3 OBW

The ancient market Town of Talgarth nestles beneath the Black Mountains which run along the border between Wales and England. Close to Brecon, Crickhowell and Hay-on-Wye, it provides an ideal base for visitors wishing to explore the area.

 
 
 
Corris Institute

Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9SS

Located 5 miles north of Machynlleth, Corris boasts a surprisingly rich vein of local attractions together with thrilling mountain biking in the forest, excellent fishing at Llyn Myngul and challenging walking on Cadair Idris.

 
 
 
Cenarth

Carmarthenshire, SA38 9LE

Cenarth is a fascinating village on the border of Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire. The focus of the village is the Cenarth Falls, a series of small waterfalls and pools on the River Teifi and a well known salmon leap.

 
 
 
Newcastle Emlyn

Carmarthenshire, SA38 9AE

Newcastle Emlyn takes its name from the cantref of Emlyn which was an administrative district in Medieval Dyfed. The cantref was made part of the Norman March in the 12th century.

 
 
 

Ceredigion, SY20 8TG

Bow Street is a large village 4 miles north-east of Aberystwyth stretching out along the road to Machynlleth.

 
 
 

Talybont, Ceredigion, SY23 2AG

Eglwysfach is a small village south-west of Machynlleth on the road to Aberystwyth.

2013 was the centenary of the birth of R S Thomas who was vicar of Saint Michael’s church at Eglwysfach between 1954 and 1967.

 
 
 
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Usk

Monmouthshire, NP15 1AU

The town of Usk is steeped in history, from the ruins of a Norman castle to the seventeenth century buildings that adorn the cobbled streets. buildings that adorn the cobbled streets.

 
 
 
Tregaron
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Ceredigion, SY25 6JL

Tregaron nestles in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains near the source of the river Teifi. In the 19th Century, it was a thriving market town and an important stop for drovers on their routes through Wales to English markets.

 
 
 

Ludlow, Shrophire, SY8 1AS

Located 28 miles south of Shrewsbury and 23 miles north of Hereford, the town of Ludlow is significant in the history of the Welsh Marches and neighbouring Wales which is 14 miles to the west.

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  • Rail station: Ludlow (0.5 mile)
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