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image for Walking Event item typeNew Year Walk In at Llanwrtyd Wells

Walking Event, Sun 31 Dec 2017, free entry

Llanwrtyd Wells New Year

Llanwrtyd Wells New Year

Llanwrtyd Wells New Year

Details

You are invited to take part in a short walk leaving the town square at 10:30pm on New Year's Eve - there is no pre-entry - just turn up suitably dressed. Carrying burning torches to light the way, the procession follows the "Mari", a decorated horse's skull carried on a pole by the leader, to the Abernant Lake Hotel on the outskirts of town. Here there is a re-enactment of the ancient Welsh tradition of "Mari Lwyd", where there is an exchange of challenges and banter in verse between the bearer of the "Mari" and the occupants, in an endeavour to gain admission and refreshment.
The bar is open for swift sustenance before returning to the town square in time for the midnight celebrations.

Dogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 31 Dec 2017 22:30

Prices

Free entry

Address

Powys,
LD5 4RW

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SN 878467  Lat: 52.10730 Long: -3.63870

Llanwrtyd Wells is located on the main A483 road between Builth Wells and Llandovery. There is on-street parking available in the town.

The train station is approximately a 10 minute walk from the town along a paved walkway.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Llanwrtyd station

Facilities

  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted