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Llanidloes

Llanidloes

Llanidloes

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Powys,
SY18 6EQ

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Llanidloes is certainly one of the prettiest towns in mid wales and these days it revels in a slightly slower pace of life.

Surrounded by soft mountain scenery the area is very popular with wildlife enthusiasts and hikers. It is the closest town, and within walking distance, to the source of the River Severn, whilst Glyndrw's Way National Trail and the Clywedog Reservoir and Dam are also nearby.

The history of Llanidloes is marked by its consistent resistance to the norm. In the 18th century the Methodist preacher John Wesley could be heard sermonising from the town square and in the 1830s it played host to a famous Chartist revolt.

More recently it is renowned for being the first town to open a Laura Ashley store. Today Llanidloes combines a respect for its heritage, in the form of the Minerva Quilt Centre for example - or the many fairs and carnivals that light up the town, with a typically alternative focus on wholefoods and fair trade, making it one of the most interesting places to shop or eat in the region.

There is plenty to do for those looking for adventure, from outdoor pursuits, shooting and equestrianism. A local fact that might be of some interest is that Llanidloes has one of the highest pub-to-population ratios in the country.

Trail: Lon Cambria

Waypoint: 3

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Powys,
SY18 6EQ

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Map reference: SN 954845  Lat: 52.44866 Long: -3.54013

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Llanidloes is on the A470 mid way between Newtown and Aberystwyth. From Birmingham and the Midlands, take the M54 through Telford, A458 and A483 through Shrewsbury, Welshpool and Newtown. From south Wales through the Brecon Beacons National Park, the A470 offers a spectacular driving route into the heart of Mid Wales.

Accessible by Public Transport: 9 miles from Caersws station

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