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Hay Castle sets the imagination soaring. Once a great medieval stronghold, the castle and the grounds in the heart of Mid Wales are alive with possibilities once again.

In or near Hay-on-Wye

 

Grand medieval abbey where generations of Welsh princes are buried.

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St Anno's Church, Llananno, situated by the River Ithon, was a medieval church entirely rebuilt in 1876-7 by David Walker, architect of Liverpool and is a small single-cell church in 19th century Gothic style.

In or near Llandrindod Wells

 

The earliest fort was built about AD 75 with defensive banks of clay which rested upon a cobbled surface. A wooden palisade would have protected the defenders.

In or near Brecon

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In the Heart of the Land of the Little Trains, The Corris Railway is a narrow gauge (2 foot 3 inch) railway whose origins date back to the 1850's.

In or near Machynlleth

 

Devil's Bridge Falls, 12 miles from Aberystwyth, is a spectacular waterfall attraction and nature trails in the heart of the Mid Wales Cambrian Mountains. It is one of the 'Must See' natural features in Wales.

In or near Devil's Bridge

 

More than the sum of its parts. Montgomery is one of those castles that, even in ruin, retain a powerful atmosphere and presence that transcend its state of preservation.

In or near Montgomery

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Step into the 1870s at the award-winning Judge's Lodging in Presteigne, Mid Wales and discover the world of a most unusual household, the 'hands-on' policy means that your children can get a feel of what life was like in a Victorian House.

In or near Presteigne

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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.

In or near Machynlleth

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The modest 'Shepherd’s' church of St Michael in Discoed (Old English 'dic' and 'cot' a cottage by Offa’s Dyke), on the border between Powys and Herefordshire, acts as a both a spiritual and artistic hub to the community.

In or near Presteigne

 

Founded c1100 by Richard Fitz Pons, an Anglo-Norman lord, this mid-12th century stone keep, similar to that of Tretower, perches atop an earlier motte overlooking the River Llynfi.

In or near Brecon

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Craig Y Nos Castle – a Historic and Romantic Wedding Venue set in the Brecon Beacons – with its own accommodation. Get married and have exclusive use of the entire Castle, its Function Rooms, Theatre and Bars.

In or near Ystradgynlais

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The church of St Mary of the Salutation is set on a hill overlooking the town, which is the gateway to mid-Wales. The church was built in 1250 as part of the Norman building of the town, but its tower was built for defence against the Welsh

In or near Welshpool

 

The Pales is a Historic Meeting House, built in 1717, and burial ground with a Warden’s Cottage attached. It is the oldest Quaker Meeting house in continuous use in Wales.

In or near Llandrindod Wells

 

Sail deep in the mountains of Southern Snowdonia, through a magical waterfall, into a mythical world filled with dragons, giants, fierce battles and the legendary King Arthur. Welsh legends unfold as your Dark Age Boatman guides you.

In or near Machynlleth

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Plas Newydd was the historic home of The Ladies of Llangollen from 1780 to 1829. A stone built house converted into a gothic fantasy set in peaceful gardens surrounded by trees and includes the font from the nearby Valle Crucis Abbey.

In or near Llangollen

 

Robert Owen was one of the most influential thinkers and social reformers of his time. The Robert Owen Museum in Newtown, Powys houses a collection of objects, pictures and written material relating to the life of Robert Owen.

In or near Newtown

 

A visit to Llanwrtyd & District Heritage & Arts Centre takes you on a journey through the history of the town and its surroundings. Interactive exhibits inside the converted and modernised chapel show the history of this part of Wales.

In or near Llanwrtyd Wells