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Mid Wales Heritage Attractions

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Dyfi Biosphere

Mid Wales, SY20 8SR, Tel: 01654 703 965, Email, www.dyfibiosphere.org.uk

Lleucu Llwyd is one of Wales’s most tragic love heroines, often referred to as the ‘Welsh Juliet’ and her tragic story has continued down through the ages.

 
 
 
Montgomery - county war memorial
Walkers are Welcome Towns and Villages

Powys, SY15 6PA, Tel: 01938 552043, Email, www.montgomery-wales.co.uk

In 1923 County War Memorial was completed to commemorate fallen servicemen from Montgomeryshire County. It was built by means of public subscription.

 
 
 
National Library of Wales
Visit Wales VAQASGreen Dragon Environmental SchemeSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3BU, Tel: 01970 632801, Email, www.llgc.org.uk

The National Library is one of the great libraries of the world. Since 1911 it has enjoyed the right to collect, free of charge, a copy of every printed work published in Britain and Ireland

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Judge's Lodging
Visit Wales VAQAS

Broad Street, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2AD, Tel: 01544 260650, Email, www.judgeslodging.org.uk

Step into the 1870s at the award-winning Judge's Lodging and discover the world of a most unusual household.

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  • Rail station: Knighton (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Devils Bridge Waterfalls

Devils Bridge, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3JW, Tel: 01970 890233, Email, www.devilsbridgefalls.co.uk

According to legend, the original Devil’s Bridge was built by the Devil himself. He constructed the bridge for a little old lady in exchange for her soul, or the soul of the first person to cross...

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (12 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Powis Castle
Visit Wales VAQASNational Trust

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)
 
 
 
Cader Idris / Cadair Idris

Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX, www.naturalresources.wales/cadairidris

There are many legends associated with Cadair Idris, one of Wales’s most iconic mountains and it is rumored that if you sleep on Cadair Idris you will awaken either as a madman, a poet or may never wake again.

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  • Rail station: Tywyn (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Small World Theatre
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Bath House Road, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 1JY, Tel: 01239 615 952, Email, www.smallworld.org.uk

Small World Theatre has an iconic building, recognised by Design Commission for Wales as a great design built for the environment. Small World Theatre has rooms which are available to hire.

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  • Rail station: Haverfordwest or Carmarthen (35 miles)
 
 
 
Y Plas

Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8ER, Tel: 01654 702571, Email

A grade II listed Georgian mansion. Formerly the home of the Marquess of Londonderry, the property was left to the people of Machynlleth in 1948 and eventually aquired by Machynlleth Town Council in 2008.

 
 
 
National Trust Llanerchaeron
Visit Wales VAQASNational Trust

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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
In and Around Tregaron
Walkers are Welcome Towns and Villages

Ceredigion, UK, www.showmewales.co.uk/cambrianmountains

Every self-respecting nation has a notorious rogue. Ours is Twm Sion Cati, the Welsh Robin Hood!

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (18 miles)
  • Parking: free
 
 
 
Cilgerran Castle
Visit Wales VAQASCadw Welsh Government

Cilgerran, Cardigan, SA43 2SF, Tel: 01239 621339, Email, www.cadw.wales.gov.uk/daysout/cilgerran-castle/?lang=en

Cilgerran Castle is a 13th-century ruined castle located in Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire, Wales, near Cardigan. The castle is a National Trust property, in the guardianship of Cadw.

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  • Rail station: Fishguard & Goodwick (21 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
CADW
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Llantilio Crosenny, Abergavenny, NP7 8UD, Tel: 01600 780380, Email, www.cadw.wales.gov.uk/daysout/whitecastle/?lang=en

Imposing moated remains of twelfth-century castle, probably the work of Henry II. Substantially remodelled in the second half of the thirteenth century. The castle was held in common with Grosmont and Skenfrith.

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  • Rail station: Abergavenny (9 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber

Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd, LL44 2EW, Tel: 01443 336000, Email, cadw.wales.gov.uk/daysout/dyffrynardudwyburialchamber/?lang=en

This double burial chamber, is considered to be one of the earliest examples of its kind in the British Isles. Believed to date to around 3500 BC, it is one of several such sites close to the village of Dyffryn Ardudwy.

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  • Rail station: Dyffryn Ardudwy (1 mile)
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Montgomery Castle
Cadw Welsh Government

Montgomery, Powys, SY15 6HN, Tel: 01443 336000, Email, cadw.wales.gov.uk/daysout/montgomerycastle/?lang=en

Montgomery Castle is a stone masonry castle looking over the town of Montgomery in Powys, Mid Wales. It is one of many Norman castles on the border between Wales and England.

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  • Rail station: Welshpool (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Castell Y Bere
Cadw Welsh Government

Abergynolwyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9TS, Tel: 01443 336000, Email, cadw.wales.gov.uk/daysout/castell-y-bere/?lang=en

Distinctive remains of a native Welsh castle, probably begun by Prince Llywelyn ab Iorwerth ('the Great') around 1221.

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  • Rail station: Tywyn (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Pistyll Rhaeadr

Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, Powys, SY10 0BZ, Tel: 01691 780392, www.pistyllrhaeadr.co.uk/dragon.html

Gwybr (the shining white dragon) of Llanrhaeadr

 
 
 
 
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