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Parks and Gardens in Mid Wales

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Llangoed Hall Grounds
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Llyswen, Nr Brecon, Powys, LD3 0YP, Tel: 01874 754 525, Email, www.llangoedhall.com

Llangoed Hall has an impressive history and is thought to have been the site of the first Welsh Parliament.
There are 17 acres of gardens and a maze.

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  • Rail station: Builth Road (12 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Powis Castle & Gardens
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Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF, Tel: 01938 551929, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle/

Powis is one of the few Baroque gardens to survive almost intact since the 1680s and is a delight for enthusiasts as well as lovers of beauty and tranquility.

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  • Rail station: Welshpool (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre
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Bwlch Nant Yr Arian, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AD, Tel: 01970 890453, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/bwlchnantyrarian

Enjoy the red kites and views in our most popular woodland in mid Wales with a range of walking and mountain biking trails, visitor centre and cafe.

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Caer Beris
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Garth Road, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3NP, Tel: 01982 552601, Email, www.caerberis.com

“The best bit was that we enjoyed a pleasant long walk in the extensive grounds, without even leaving the hotel boundary down to the river which was wonderful to explore amidst the colours of autumn.”

 
 
 
Dyfi Forest

Gwynedd, SY20 8QJ, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/dyfiforest

Foel Friog Picnic site is a pretty riverside picnic site which is off the beaten track at Aberllenefenni near Corris. There is a large flat grassy area for children to play and a rocky outcrop.

OS Grid Reference: SH770 092

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Dyfi Forest

Gwynedd, SY20 8QJ, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/dyfiforest

Tan y Coed Picnic site is located amongst beech woods and is the starting point for two woodland and riverside walks. For families, there is an animal puzzle trail and a free leaflet is available on site.

OS Grid Reference: SH750 054

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Portmeirion Garden
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Portmeirion, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, LL48 6ET, Tel: 01766 770000, Email, www.portmeirion-village.com

Y Gwyllt literally translated from the Welsh means 'The Wild Place' and that is what it is today, a magical wilderness, a myriad of intertwining paths leading through exotic plantings and jungle like vegetation.

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  • Rail station: Minffordd (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Elan Valley Dam
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Nr Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP, Tel: 01597 810880/810898, Email, www.elanvalley.org.uk

The Elan Valley Visitor Centre has information about the area, an exhibition, cafe, audio-visual show, play area and toilets.

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  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (14 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Lost Legends of The Stone Circle

Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF, Tel: 01654 761584, Email, www.stonecirclelegends.co.uk

Navigate the snaking paths of a maze to find 8 mythical stories, intriguing characters and The Stone Circle. Legends of a fairy lady, changelings - human babies switched with elves & the Lord of Lyn's secret. Medals to be won in our quiz.

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir
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Abbeycwmhir, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 6PH, Tel: 01597 851727, Email, www.abbeycwmhir.com

Abbeycwmhir gardens include a 1.5acre walled garden, a lake and waterfall, lawns, terraces and courtyards and woodland walks.

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  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Dyfnant & Vyrnwy Forests

Powys, SY21 0QH, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/dyfnant

This is a small woodland next to the Afon Efyrnwy.This tranquil area has been designated a SSSI Choice of 3 walks available from this site.
OS grid Ref: SJ 033154

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  • Rail station: Welshpool (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre
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Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

Coed y Brenin visitor centre is the gateway to Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Try world-class mountain bike trails, family walks, café, cycle shop, all-ability play area and an easy access trail.

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  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre
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Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

Adjacent to a picnic site with barbecue by the side of the Afon Las river, the start of the Glasdir walks. There is an additional disabled only car park with an accessible picnic table and access to the all-ability trail. Grid Ref:SH737225

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  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre
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Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

This is a car park with picnic tables under large trees by the rolling Mawddach River. Tyddyn Gwladys is the gateway to the 'Waterfalls and Goldmines' walk and MP3 audio trail.
Grid Ref: SH 734 262

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  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre
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Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

Ty'n y Groes car park and riverside picnic area is the gateway to three forest walks, from an all ability trail with the tallest trees in Coed y Brenin (and downloadable Ty'n y Groes MP3 audio trail),OS Grid Reference: SH 730 233

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  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Hafren Forest

Llanidloes, Powys, UK, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/hafren

The Car park & Picnic Site acts as a gateway to a number of waymarked forest walks including, the Source of the Severn and one of the peaks of Pumlumon OS Grid Reference: SN 857869

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  • Rail station: Caersws (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Ystwyth Forest

Nr Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, UK, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/ystwyth

The picnic site here shelters under large Ash, Birch and Sweet chestnut trees with the beautiful Afon Ystwyth rushing by. You can either do the gentle riverside walk or try a more strenuous walk. Grid Ref:SN 667730

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Ystwyth Forest

Nr Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, UK, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/ystwyth

This is a very pleasant picnic site in a glade of willow and birch near the banks of the beautiful Afon Ystwyth. You can choose from two walks. Gid Ref: SN694715

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
 

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