Places of Interest
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is situated on a crossroads halfway between North and South Wales and is the oldest town in the region. It is a thriving market town with a wide choice of shops and fine old pubs and a traditional market on Wednesdays. Situated just outside the town is the Red Kite Feeding Centre at Gigrin Farm, where visitors can observe these majestic birds every day.
is a ‘real’ market town with unusual style – fine buildings and examples of fanciful architecture inherited from the late 19th century when the discovery of healing waters elevated it to ‘spa’ status for a decade or two. The graceful bridge spans one of Britain`s most noted salmon rivers, the River Wye, which flows through the town and is an enduring image of Builth.
is a town rich in history. Its origins date back to the 7th century when St Idloes founded a church overlooking the River Severn and the importance of its heritage is still evident today, demonstrated in the redevelopment of the town’s museum, restored Town Hall and the creation of the Minerva Arts Centre, which houses an important collection of Welsh Heritage Quilts.
despite its name, Newtown`s origins date back to the 13th century when it became the established market town of two territories – Kerry and Cedewain. Straddling the River Severn, Newtown has grown to become the largest town in Mid-Wales with bustling streets overlooked on every side by the green slopes of the Severn Valley.
is a traditional market town which lies at the confluence of the Usk and Honddu rivers. The Norman cathedral has its own Heritage Centre which describes its history and Brecon’s two museums commemorate one of the most heroic battles ever fought – Rourke’s Drift, when 140 soldiers of the South Wales Borderers faced more than 4,000 Zulu warriors. The surrounding Brecon Beacons National Park incorporates over 500 square miles of fantastic scenery.
With a population of just over 600 people, Llanwrtyd Wells is officially recorded as the smallest town in Britain. Visitors will discover awe-inspiring scenery and completely unspoiled countryside combined with unusual attractions such as the Kite Country Centre where ‘live’ pictures of birds of prey are beamed in from the nests.
This small but busy market town, which nestles in the Teifi Valley, is home to the oldest university in Wales.
Situated in a striking position on a small promontory dividing two beaches, Aberystwyth is the principal holiday resort on Wales’ west coast. The town is home to the longest electric cliff railway in Britain, as well as a Norman castle, the famous Vale of Rheidol Railway and a picturesque harbour which was once the busiest in Wales.
is a thriving market town which boasts award-winning beaches, historic buildings and a wealth of attractions. It is also home to a splendid 12th century castle, which also served as a prison in the 18th and 19th centuries.