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Portmeirion Village

This unique village is set on its own private peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. It was created by Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis to demonstrate how a naturally beautiful place could be developed without spoiling it.

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National Library of Wales

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

In or near Aberystwyth

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Ffestiniog Railway

The Ffestiniog Railway is the oldest independent railway company in the world, established in 1832.

In or near Porthmadog

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Vale of Rheidol Railway

All aboard the Vale of Rheidol by narrow gauge steam train. An unforgettable journey from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge, through the beautiful Rheidol Valley and sit back, relax on a journey through the spectacular Mid Wales countryside.

In or near Aberystwyth

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Cardigan Castle

Cardigan Castle is one of the most important castles in Wales - the first stone castle built by a Welshman and the birthplace of the first eisteddfod in 1176.

In or near Cardigan

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Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog)

The WHR (Porthmadog) is a small, friendly railway where the train ride is just part of the experience. Free guided tours at the sheds. Vintage train.

In or near Porthmadog

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Talyllyn Railway

Historic narrow-gauge steam railway set in beautiful, unspoilt Snowdonia. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol.

In or near Tywyn

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Visitor Centre

The Rheidol hydropower plant is the largest of its kind in England and Wales. Guided tours of the power station are available by prior booking, visitor centre and interactive display.

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Silver Mountain Experience

Where history, myth and legend collide in a fantastic day out for the whole family. Embark on an adventure discovering the history of our original Victorian Silver-Lead Mine, or Welsh fantasy and myth theatrical experiences.

In or near Aberystwyth

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Aberystwyth Cliff Railway

The Aberystwyth Electric Cliff Railway is the longest in Britain and the only one in Wales. Its 778 feet undulating track and tilted carriages are the unique work of Victorian engineer G. Croyden Marks.

In or near Aberystwyth

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Fairbourne Railway

Narrow Gauge Steam Train journey offers superb views of Cadair Idris mountain range and Mawddach Estuary. G-Scale Railway and museum at Fairbourne. Four Steam Engines operate passenger services along the 12 ¼ inch gauge track.

In or near Fairbourne

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Harlech Castle

Explore the magnificent castle of Edward I at Harlech - which is inscribed on the World Heritage List. One of the most formidable and dominant fortresses in Wales. Panoramic views of Snowdonia and the sea.

In or near Harlech

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Cilgerran Castle

Cilgerran is one of the most spectacularly sited castles in Wales. Its two great round towers loom high above the deep gorge of the River Teifi and the fast-flowing stream of the Plysog.

In or near Cardigan

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Borth Beach

Borth is a coastal village just 7 miles north of Aberystywth. During summer its many camp sites and holiday parks are home to hundreds of visitors to the area - many of whom have been returning here for years.

In or near Borth

 
St Dogmaels Abbey

The site takes its name from Dogmael a 6th century christian Saint, reputedly the cousin of St David, Wales's very own patron saint.

In or near Cardigan

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Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber

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.

In or near Barmouth

 
Castell Y Bere

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

In or near Tywyn

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Barmouth Sailors Institute

The Sailors' Institute is unique - it is a rare survivor of a type of establishment that was once common in coastal communities throughout the British Isles in the late 19th century.

In or near Barmouth

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