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Steaming through the Bluebells
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Gorsaf Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9EY, Tel: 01654 710472, Email, www.talyllyn.co.uk

Rail Route: Tywyn - Abergynolwyn

Historic narrow-gauge steam railway set in beautiful, unspoilt Snowdonia. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol.

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  • Rail station: Tywyn (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Machinations
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The Old Village Hall, Llanbrynmair, Powys, SY19 7AA, Tel: 01650 521738, Email, www.machinationswales.co.uk

Machinations has something for everyone, a play barn to bounce off energy, a rabbit village where you can feed and stroke the animals and the model museum where you can turn handles, push buttons and watch everything work.

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  • Rail station: Caersws (12 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Aberystwyth Art
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Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3DE, Tel: 01970 623232, Email, www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk

The award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre is Wales’ largest arts centre and facilities includes the Great Hall, Theatre, Galleries, Cinema, Craftshop, Bookshop, Workshop spaces, Pottery, Restaurant, Cafe and Bars.

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Oriel Davies Gallery

The Park, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NZ, Tel: 01686 625041, Email, www.orieldavies.org

A contemporary art gallery in the heart of Wales. Oriel Davies Gallery is the largest and most significant visual arts venue in the region, and a key gallery of Wales, showing groundbreaking national and international art and craft.

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  • Rail station: Newtown Station (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Corris Craft Centre
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Corris, nr Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF, Tel: 01654 761584, Email, www.corriscraftcentre.co.uk

Home to 9 Craft Studios and the resident designer-makers. Find unique items handcrafted with care for your home, garden and gifts for others. You can also have fun making your own crafts.

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Mary Jones World
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Llanycil, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7YF, Tel: 0808 1784 909, Email, www.bydmaryjonesworld.org.uk

Mary Jones World is a new state of the art visitor and education centre that tells the story of Mary Jones and Thomas Charles, and the impact of world's best-selling book – on Wales and the world!

 
 
 
Welshpool & llanfair Railway

The Station, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 0SF, Tel: 01938 810441, Email, www.wllr.org.uk

Rail Route: Llanfair Caereinion - Welshpool

A narrow gauge train trip up the steepest gradients in Britain. Steam locos and coaches from around the world. Shops and picnic areas at both termini.

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  • Rail station: Welshpool (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
The Old Station

Severn Road, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7AY, Tel: 01938 556622, Email, www.ewm.co.uk

The Old Station, Welshpool offers a unique opportunity for both the holiday maker and the local visitor to shop in one of the most elegant listed buildings in the area.

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  • Rail station: Welshpool (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Hall at Abbey Cwm Hir
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Abbeycwmhir, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 6PH, Tel: 01597 851 727, Email, www.abbeycwmhir.com

Within a setting of breathtaking beauty, history & romance, the 52 roomed Hall & its 12 acres overlook the church & the ruins of the 12th century "Abbey of The Long Valley" containing the monk's pond, & the grave of Llewellyn The Last.

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  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Meirion Mill

Dinas Mawddwy, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9LS, Tel: 01650 531311, Email, www.meirionmill.co.uk

Melin Meirion Mill Shop and Cafe is on the A470 between Machynlleth and Dolgellau near the village of Dinas Mawddwy.

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (12 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
MOMA WALES - Y Tabernacl
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Penrallt Street, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8AJ, Tel: 01654 703355, Email, moma.machynlleth.org.uk

MOMA WALES (Museum Of Modern Art, Wales) flourishes in four beautiful galleries alongside The Tabernacle, a former Wesleyan chapel which opened as a centre for the performing arts in 1986.

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (0 mile)
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Newtown Textile Museum

5-7 Commercial Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BL, Tel: 01686 622024, Email, www.newtowntextilemuseum.co.uk

The exhibition looks at the process from wool to yarn, it tells the history of the woollen industry in Newtown, the consequences for the town and its people and it includes other related industries such as tanning and clog-making.

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  • Rail station: Newtown (0.5 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Monty's Brewery Visitor Centre
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The Cottage, Montgomery, Powys, SY15 6QT, Tel: 01686 668933, Email, www.montysbrewery.co.uk/visitor-centre.html

This brand new Brewery Visitor Centre is the ideal place to enjoy a pint of your favourite Monty's tipple and learn more about the brewery.

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  • Rail station: Welshpool (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
1931 Bentley Blower 4.5

Montgomery Institute, Arthur Street, Montgomery, Powys, SY15 6RA, Tel: 01686 668004, Email, montgomeryinstitute.co.uk/index.html

This is a lifetime’s collection by one lady, Miss Rogers of Trefnanney near Welshpool. She has collected and assembled a piece of motoring par excellence, since her father gave her two model cars for a birthday present as a young girl.

 
 
 
Cardigan Castle

Green Street, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 1JA, Tel: 01239 615131, Email, www.cardigancastle.com

Cardigan Castle is one of the most important castles in Wales - the first stone castle built by a Welshman and the birthplace of the first eisteddfod in 1176.

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  • Rail station: Carmarthen (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
National Trust Llanerchaeron
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Aberaeron, Ceredigion, SA48 8DG, Tel: 01545 570200, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/llanerchaeron

Llanerchaeron is a very special place. Its history, architecture and its setting combine to make it a rare survivor of traditional Welsh, self-sufficient, agricultural estate.

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (18 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Vale of Rheidol Railway
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Park Avenue, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1PG, Tel: 01970 625819, Email, www.rheidolrailway.co.uk

Rail Route: Aberystwyth - Devil's Bridge

All aboard the Vale of Rheidol for an unforgettable journey through the beautiful Rheidol Valley by narrow gauge steam train.

Sit back, relax and let us take you on a nostalgic journey through some of Wales’ most spectacular scenery.

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Powis Castle
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Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF, Tel: 01938 551944, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle/

Powis Castle, built circa 1200, began life as the medieval fortress of the Welsh Princes of Powys. The world-famous gardens, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare plants laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles.

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  • Rail station: Welshpool (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
 
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