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The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway is a small, friendly railway where the train ride is just part of the experience. Free guided tours at the heritage centre. Vintage train.

In or near Porthmadog

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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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Elegant suspension bridge and toll-keeper's house adjacent to Conwy Castle.

National Trust

 

Dyfi Distillery produces artisan gins crafted with wild Welsh botanicals foraged in the Dyfi Biosphere. Based at Corris Craft Centre, near Machynlleth and regularly open to visitors. Best British Gin trophy two years running.

In or near Machynlleth

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A narrow gauge train trip up the steepest gradients in Britain. Steam locos and coaches from around the world. Shops and picnic areas at both termini.

In or near Welshpool

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Using only natural ingredients with no added chemicals or sugar, our ales are brewed by traditional methods to reproduce the flavours of ales as they used to be.

In or near Llanwrtyd Wells

 

A charming 18th-century Round House and Naval Temple standing proudly atop a prominent hill, the Kymin and its nine acres of pleasure grounds overlooks Monmouth and the beautiful Wye Valley.

National Trust

 

There are many legends associated with Cadair Idris, one of Wales’s most iconic mountains and it is rumored that if you sleep on Cadair Idris you will awaken either as a madman, a poet or may never wake again.

 

Historic Newton House surrounded by Natural Nature Reserve and 18th century landscape with deer park and cosy cafe.

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Set in a beautiful 90 acre park, Tredegar House is one of the best examples of a 17th century Charles II mansion in Britain. With 3 walled gardens and 90 acres of parkland to explore, Tredegar House is a full day out for all the family.

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

In or near Porthmadog

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Explore a much-loved home, garden and 1,200-acre estate filled with the stories of a family and their servants.

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Once there was a King desperately trying to build himself a tower at Dinas Emrys as defense against the invading saxons. Every morning the stones placed the previous day had disappeared-could this be the work of 2 fiery underground dragons?

In or near Machynlleth

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The National Trust’s Penrhyn Castle is a stunning neo-Norman castle built by famous Victorian architect Thomas Hopper.

National Trust

 

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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Situated in a commanding position in the Welsh Marches, the castle's austere exterior contrasts with the elegant state rooms within.

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Gold mines in use from Roman times to the 20th century. These unique gold mines are set amid wooded hillsides overlooking the beautiful Cothi Valley.

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