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Brecon Beacons

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Brecon

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Hay-On-Wye

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25,34,3

Brecon Beacons National Park

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Rhayader

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Welshpool

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3,18,7

Machynlleth

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6,39,5

Llandrindod Wells

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3,6,10

Llanfyllin

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23,23,0

Llanrhaiadr-yn-Mochnant

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Builth Wells

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Presteigne

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3,15,0

Talgarth

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4,16,0

Llanidloes

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Crickhowell

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9,37,7

Corris

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1,4,0

Brecon Beacons

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  • Local Welsh cuisine

    Brecon Beacons Restaurants

    Even though I haven't eaten here myself, I have heard some very good reviews about it. I have stayed in the campsite next to the restaurant & have been told that you do have to book at the restaurant on weekends as it gets very busy.Prices of meals can vary - have a look at the website, there is a sample menu on there with prices - it all looks...

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  • Visit the Primate Sanctuary

    Brecon Beacons Things to Do

    When trying to find the Henrhyd Falls, we came across a sign to the Chimpanzee Rescue Centre, which is an animal sanctuary, particularly for primates. It is on a farm where there are ponies and horses, pigs, hens and goats as well.The monkeys, baboons, marmosets, cappuchins,chimpanzees, lemurs and other primates are kept in cages. Behind the...

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  • Take a ride on a Barge

    Brecon Beacons Things to Do

    Dragonfly cruises run boat trips along the Brecon and Monmouthshire canal. The boat trips start from Brecon Canal Basin, just alongside the Theatre.

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Brecon

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  • The Lych Gate

    Brecon Things to Do

    Lovely entrance to the Cathedral and the CloseThe Cathedral stands in attractives grounds surrounded by the ancient buildings of the Tithe Barn - now the Heritage Centre, the Cafe, and the Deanery. Entrance to the North door is via the Lych gate, passing by the woodland walk to the churchyard and the Meadows.Lych gates - the covered, porch-like...

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  • The Felin Fach Griffin

    Brecon Hotels

    Felin Fach, Brecon, LD3 0UB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • The Cathedral Heritage Centre

    Brecon Things to Do

    Housed in the restored Tithe Barn, next to Pilgrim's Cafe, the centre is well worth a visit if only to see the amazing timber construction of the roof. The restoration work wisely left this space open to view and as a usable loft area. It is there that the bell frame removed from the Tower has been installed and fitted with replica bells of the...

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Hay-On-Wye

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  • Very disappointing!

    Hay-On-Wye Restaurants

    I recently visited this pub and was very disappointed with the food and service. I ordered the chicken & mushroom pie. When it arrived it was salty and very greasy. It arrived with a salad! When the bar man asked me for feedback I told him my concerns I had eaten my meal but wanted him to be aware of my comments for future diners. A few minutes...

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  • Three Cocks Hotel

    Hay-On-Wye Hotels

    The Three Cocks Coaching Inn is on the road just south of Hay-on-Wye, in the barely-a-hamlet of...

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  • POOR VALUE FOR MONEY

    Hay-On-Wye Restaurants

    I have been to this restaurant several times, including a 'big do' for my father's funeral.I went again on 15th September 2012 and was very unimpressed on several accounts:The service was slow and when the food arrived, the portions were small and very mediocre in quality. The Lamb Tagine with 4 x 2cm square pieces of meat swimming in a bland...

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Brecon Beacons National Park

  • Walking!

    Brecon Beacons National Park Things to Do

    Of course the main thing to do in the Brecon Beacons is walking, and in the Mountain Centre you can get different maps of the area. Because I was only here for one afternoon, I just bought a small map for £1, which was sufficient for my short walk to Twyn y Gaer (more about that in the next tip).I enjoyed my walk very much because I had not...

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  • Twyn y Gaer - Hill fort

    Brecon Beacons National Park Things to Do

    The destination of my walk was the iron age hill fort of Twyn y Gaer. This walk was proposed by the men working in the Mountain Centre, and I agreed because I am interested in prehistory and because they said that you have a very good view from there. And it was a very nice walk indeed!The hill on which the fort was once constructed is 367m high....

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  • Finding the way

    Brecon Beacons National Park Warnings and Dangers

    At the tourist information they had told me that from the bus stop in Libanus I should just walk up the street and I would find the Mountain Centre very easily...So I went to Libanus unprepared, but when I arrived, I saw that it was not so easy. I found a signpost and walked up the way it indicated. However, after some time the street became wilder...

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Rhayader

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  • The Town Clock

    Rhayader Things to Do

    The town Clock was built on the site of the Old Market Hall. It was built in the mid 20th Century as a Memorial to the two World Wars. On the North face is a mother and child with Ivy for sympathy, clasping hands for friendsip. On the East face is a Welsh Dragon fighting the Prussion Eagle and the Old Coat of Arms of the district flanked by leeks,...

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  • Liverpool House In Powys

    Rhayader Hotels

    East Street, Rhayader, LD6 5EA, gb

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • St Clements Church

    Rhayader Things to Do

    The Parish Church of Rhayader is said to stand on the site of the old Garrison Church of the Castle. Whilst foundations of a new tower were being dug, several skeletons were discovered laid neatly in a mass grave. One was of enormous size with a thighbone longer than a meter. It is generally agreen that these were soldiers of the garrison of...

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Welshpool

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  • Powys Castle

    Welshpool Things to Do

    One of the premier attractions in the area if not the whole of Wales. Powys castle is only a mile or so from the town centre but occupies a glorious position overlooking the nearby hills set amidst some of the finest gardens in the country.Although the castle dates from around the 13th century (but possibly longer) it has benefitted from continual...

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  • Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa

    Welshpool Hotels

    Lake Vyrnwy, Llanwddyn SY10 0LY, Wales

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Welshpool - Llanfair light railway

    Welshpool Things to Do

    There are lots of these little narrow gauge light railways in Wales and they are a joy. I believe they made them this way to avoid paying taxes that larger railways attracted although they have other advantages like only needing to be small because they only carry a few passengers and being small the tracks can follow the gradients of hills rather...

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Machynlleth

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  • THE CLOCK TOWER

    Machynlleth Things to Do

    The clock tower was built on the site of the old town hall. The first stone was laid on the 15th July 1874.The tower is 78 foot high and was built to celebrate the 21st birthday of Charles Stuart Vane-Tempest, Viscount Castlereagh.A grant of £49,700 was awarded by the lottery fund to refurbish the clock tower.

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  • Ynyshir Hall

    Machynlleth Hotels

    Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, Cardiganshire SY20

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve

    Machynlleth Things to Do

    The Cors Dyfi Reserve is the home of the Dyfi Osprey Project. From April to August you can visit here and be in with a very good chance of seeing an Osprey or two. The Osprey is Wales' rarest bird, there are only two pair in the whole of the Country.The Ospreys project is run from a Visitor Centre in the car park of the Cors Dyfi reserve. It is run...

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Llandrindod Wells

  • Diserth and Llanfihangel Helygen

    Llandrindod Wells Things to Do

    Llandrindod Wells itself has little to show from pre-Victorian times but a few miles outside are a couple of churches which, unlike many in Wales, the Victorians never managed to 'improve'. Diseth is essentially a 15th century building (including the fine roof) with 17th and 18th century fittings, particularly the box-pews (with dates from 1666 to...

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  • Metropole

    Llandrindod Wells Hotels

    Thought this one of the best run hotels I’ve stayed in for ages. It is a huge building in the town...

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Llanfyllin

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

    Llanfyllin Things to Do

    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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  • Walking and hiking

    Llanfyllin Off The Beaten Path

    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

    Llanfyllin Off The Beaten Path

    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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Llanrhaiadr-yn-Mochnant

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    The Pistyll Rhaeadr falls at 240 feet long are the longest waterfalls in England and Wales. Fed by the waters of the upland peat bogs of the Berwen mountains they are quite spectacular and worth a visit even if they are a little bit off the beaten track.
    You can stand and admire the falls from the bottom or take the path around the hillside to circumnavigate to the top where you can see the spot that the water tumbles over the rock.
    Also at the top there is a further small drop of about 60 feet or so not visible from the bottom.
    Allow 40 minutes for the walk to the top, admire the view and descend again.
    When you reach the bottom stop for a cup of tea or coffee in the Swiss style cafe.

    The falls at the bottom The path to the top Top of the falls The start of the falls

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Builth Wells

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    Builth Wells Off The Beaten Path

    This medieval church sits surrounded by fiellds, a hill and a stream It was originally the parish church of a community that no longer exists. It is situated at the foot of a hill that once had a castle or fortress on top.The cemetery does not have graves to the north, and has old yews still round it. The present church is a restoration, as the...

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  • Caer Beris Manor

    Builth Wells Hotels

    Builth Wells, Builth Wells, LD2 3NP, gb

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Visit Llandrindodd Wells

    Builth Wells Things to Do

    This little town is about 7 miles from Builth Wells. It became popular in the mid 17th century with people seeking cures from a variety of illnesses. In its heyday elegant buildings were built to accommodate the visitors coming to take the waters.Some have been restored to their former glory, but others are still run down. Rock Spa Park is very...

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Presteigne

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  • Old fashioned Hospitality

    Presteigne Restaurants

    A picture-book 14th century, black and white timbered building on the side of a cobbled square opposite the open covered market. Inside locals rub shoulders with passing visitors and tourists. We went there twice at lunchtime and enjoyed a variety of typical pub food - bowls of soup and crusty bread; a Welsh Ploughman's, with Harlech cheese, a fish...

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  • Step Back into History.

    Presteigne Things to Do

    There is no shortage of things to do on a wet day in the Presteigne area.This imposing building in Broad Street, Presteigne is a gem of a museum . It is deceptive in size and is much larger than the frontage suggests. "The most commodious and elegant apartments for a judge in all England and Wales. That is how Lord Chief Justice Campbell saw The...

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Talgarth

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  • St Gwendoline's Church

    Talgarth Things to Do

    Talgarth Church is named after Princess Gwendoline who was the 11th daughter of Brychan Brycheiniog, King of Brycheiniog (Breconshire) in 500 AD. Gwendoline is supposedly buried in the Churchyard which is thought to be the site of a Celtic Monastery of that period. The earliest remains of the Church is an internal wall section which has been dated...

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  • The Railway Buildings

    Talgarth Things to Do

    The Railway at Talgarth was openied in 1864, closed to passengers in 1961 and finally closed to goods traffic in 1963. Two companies operated over this section of the line. The Midland Railway from Swansea to Birmingham via Brecon and Hereford and the Cambrian Railway ran from Brecon to Newtown via Three Cocks junction. The Railway was laid along...

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  • Talgarth Tower House

    Talgarth Things to Do

    Talgarth Tower House was built in the 13th Century and is one of only two in Breconshire. It was thought to be of similar design to the Pele Towers of Northern England but has been found to be 300 years earlier. The original tower was square and has a flat top and battlements, the pitched roof replaced this in the 18th century. The front extension...

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Llanidloes

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  • The Church of St Idloes

    Llanidloes Things to Do

    The parish church of Llanidloes is dedicated to St Idloes, a seventh century saint about whom very little is known. His feast is celebrated on September 6th and this church is the only one in his dedication. Three manuscripts testify he was the son of Gwyddnabi ab Llawfrodedd who was a red-bearded knight.The oldest part of the present building is...

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  • Walk around the historic centre

    Llanidloes Things to Do

    There are many great historic building in or around the Town Centre of Llanidloes. In 1280 the Town obtained its first Charter, granted by Edward I, and this was followed in 1344 by a Charter making the town a self governing borough; a status that was retained until as recently as 1974. The lay out of wide streets formed in the shape of a cross...

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  • The Old Market Hall

    Llanidloes Things to Do

    The Old Market Hall is situated right in the heart of the Town of Llanidloes, the streets surrounding it are in the shape of a cross with the Market Hall being right at the centre. It is the only half timbered building of its kind in Wales to remain in its' original position. This fantastic building was constructed in the 1600's. The Old Market...

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Crickhowell

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  • One of my favorite restaurants in Wales

    Crickhowell Restaurants

    The Dragon Inn was one of the best restaurants I've been at in Wales. My husband had chicken wrapped with ham, with potatoes, tomato, aspargus and bearnaise sauce, and I had pork tenderloin with mustard sauce, vegetables and something called "bubble and squeak". To me that sounded pretty weird, but the friendly waiter explained to me that this is...

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  • The Old Rectory Country Hotel and Golf...

    Crickhowell Hotels

    Llangattock, Crickhowell, NP8 1PH, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Good restaurant

    Crickhowell Restaurants

    The Bear Hotel was the only restaurant in Crickhowell that was open on Sunday, so it was pretty full. It's a nice place, a half-timbered house, pretty comfortable, and food was good. I only was a bit surprised to find some fish on the Cesars Salad together with chicken, but it was okay. The only disadvantage was that you only could order food after...

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