Llanfyllin Travel Guide

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Llanfyllin Things to Do

  • Driving up and around, down and from...

    This little village is in North-Middle Wales... and its closest town is Welshpool. It has one main road that runs through the town.. it'll take you about 2 minutes to drive through it ;) It has the necessary pubs, church, library and Spar, and is a community-orientated village. Going for a drive is such fun too.... just get in the car and choose...

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  • Visiting towns and villages nearby

    Even though it no longer has a railway and its use as a Spa, it still functions as a market town, and Builth has a lot to offer the resident and visitor, as the visitor, if you are looking for soem quiet time to yourself.There are lovely country tea places, antique shops etc. There once was a beautiful timber castle here, built in Norman times,...

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  • Llangollen

    A nice small town surrounded by lovely scenery! The best place I visited in wales to be honest. There is a Dr Who museum if you like that kind of thing with artefacts from the series. Also there is a steam railwayand a 13th century abbey to visit. The best thing about visiting here was the beautiful scenery as you drive into the vale. The canal was...

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  • Mount Snowdon

    Be sure to book well in advance if you want to get up the mountain! Possibly even before you arrive in Wales during the tourist season. We arrived first thing in the morning and found the train booked solidly all that day and the next. Having driven that far, you WANT to get on that train and up the mountain.

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  • Llandudno

    A little seaside resort nice to visit with good beaches. Rather short on parking in the popular summer months! Just what you would expect from British seaside resorts really. You can also take a tram to visit the local copper mines and there is a cable car up to there as well. Much of the seafront is Victorian themed.

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  • Conwy castle

    Standing on the mouth of a river is your typical castle really. Spent some time looking rounf the castle. You could take a guided tour if you wished, but I found walking around with in information panels to be adequate.

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Llanfyllin Transportation

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    by Jenniflower Updated Mar 3, 2006

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    Seeing as this little town is quite far away from any major towns and transport links, we thought it best to hire a car. We also like the freedom to travel and explore. So we hired a car from Aim Rent A Car (Chelsea, London).

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Llanfyllin Local Customs

  • Welsh rarebit

    1 lb. American cheese2 tbsp. butter1 egg1 tsp. dry mustard1/2 tsp. salt1/2 c. beer1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce8 slices melba toast (or 4 English muffins, toasted)Paprika for colorPut butter in double boiler with cheese which has been cut into small pieces. Stir until cheese is melted. Add the egg which has been beaten with the mustard and salt,...

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  • Welsh Cakes

    3 c. self-rising flour1 c. sugar1 c. butter1 c. currants2 lg. eggs1 tsp. vanillaRub butter into flour. Beat sugar and eggs together. Add currants to flour. Add sugar and egg mixture to flour until it forms into a ball. Roll out on floured board. Cut into rounds with cutter. Cook on grill or heavy skillet (not greased) on medium heat, about 5...

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Llanfyllin What to Pack

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    by Jenniflower Written Sep 15, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Theres no need to lug huge cases around - pack lightly

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take clothes for warm and cool weather. We had sun, cloud and rain.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Take your basic first aid kit - no need for mosquito pills or anything like that. Oh, and soap :)

    Photo Equipment: VERY important - camera, battery, battery charger and enough memory cards.... First thing we pack! lol

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: We took a couple of outdoor camping chairs and an insulated blanket that was waterproof on the one side, so we could sit outside. They came in handy!

    Miscellaneous: Sun screen - yes, Wales gets alot of rain, but the sun also shines here!!!! We use factor 30.

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Llanfyllin Off The Beaten Path

  • Walking and hiking

    A drive around it, going at an average speed of 40 m/p/hr... would take you around 30 mins to do. We stopped and started along the way, so that is a bit of a thumb suck... lol... but it really is a super lake, where people kayak and do other water sports hike, cycle, fly fish, have picnics and there's a lovely array of birdlife here too.

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  • Lake Vyrnwy

    This gorgeous lake is a 10-15 minute drive from Llanfyllin. It has the most impressive sluice system! Lake Vyrnwy is man-made, and was finally completed in 1888. Llanwddyn village was submerged by the lake then, and when the weather is really hot, there's little rain, and the water level drops, the ruins of the old village reappear! Wow, I would...

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  • Fishing!

    This little stream is the stream we had at the bottom of the garden where we were staying. Gorgeous, but far too small for any fishing! hahaMy husband really loves fly fishing. He has been doing it for many years, and even makes his own flies. I genuinely cannot tell the difference between the flies he makes and bought ones.If you feel like...

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Llanfyllin Favorites

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    by Jenniflower Written Sep 15, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Something we loved about staying here was that there was no mobile/cell phone coverage. At all. There was no phone inside at all either, so if you had to make a call you had to go up the road to the main farmhouse, where the owners live, and call from there.

    There might be some reception in some of the village parts, but where we stayed, just outside of the village, there was no reception at all.

    Not great if there is an emergency, but we didnt think it likely there would be one, so didnt mind. It's relaxing not hearing a phone ringing :)

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