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Pistyll Rhaeadr is a beautiful and magical waterfall in the Berwyn Mountains. With Lake Vyrnwy nearby, and close to the village of Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, this waterfall is a very special place to visit. Its name, meaning ‘Spring of the waterfall’ gives you an idea of what to expect, as the waterfall’s dramatic drop takes in a 240ft cliff-face to the Afon Rhaeadr below.
Llewellyn was the Last Prince of Wales: he rebelled against the King Edward I of England and became a wanted man.
A pilgrims’ church with visitors from all over the world, St Melangell’s church at Pennant Melangell has been a focus of pilgrimage for over a thousand years.
Sited at the head of the Tanat valley, St Melangell’s is beautifully positioned where, according to local legend, a nunnery was founded in the late 8th Century.
Lost deep in in the Berwyn Mountains the church is in the peaceful and idyllic Pennant Valley.
Explore the hidden secrets of Rock Park in Llandrindod Wells, visit the fairies in their fairy kingdom and make time to stop and chat with a wooden witch.
If its a fairy tale adventure your after youve come to the right place
Maen Llia is a massive Bronze Age monolith standing in a mystical and isolated spot in the Brecon Beacon National Park. A legend says that whenever a cock crows, the stone moves off to drink in the River Nedd. According to another story, the stone visits the River Mellte on Midsummer morning....
Hafren is the Welsh Goddess of the river Severn and her Latin name is Sabrina
Like many mythical stories Sabrina's legend contains: kings, battles and a wicked stepmother.
Her story was even legendary and ancient when it was written by Geoffrey of Monmouth in his chronicle: History...
St Nicholas’ church in the historic town of Montgomery contains a wealth of interesting and beautiful artefacts from the town’s past. With its original formation dating from the early 13th century, the church can be found on a low hill on the eastern part of the town. With later additions,...
Think of a forest and you’ll picture dense woodland. However, Radnor Forest didn’t get its name from today’s meaning of the word – in medieval times the word ‘forest’ was used to describe an unenclosed area for hunting deer. Radnor Forest was given its name as it was once a royal hunting...
Droves of tourists every year drive to the shores of Loch Ness to catch an elusive glimpse of the monster that waits at the bottom of the Loch, but what you may not know is that you don't have to travel quite that far to be in the presence of a “water beast”
Mid Wales is home to any number of ancient and beautiful churches. These beautiful spiritual building and their surroundings can be charming places to visit for some quiet contemplation.
Churchyards are incredibly beautiful and peaceful places to enjoy wildlife and plants. Most churchyards contain yew trees and their links with ancient churches are unquestionable.
It is often thought that the wood from the yew was used for longbows, and they were grown for their useful wood but kept away from areas where there may be grazing animals due to their poisonous foliage.
A visit to the town of Machynlleth, in the heart of the Dyfi Biosphere, wouldn’t be complete without taking in the sites of the town’s local attractions.
Machynlleth’s former Wesleyan Chapel, Y Tabernacl, was built in 1880 -1882. This impressive building underwent restoration in the 1980s and has since been converted into the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).
Y Plas in Machynlleth is a beautiful, grade II listed, Georgian mansion which is owned by Machynlleth Town Council. This impressive building was formerly home to the Marquis of Londonderry and was left to the people of Machynlleth in 1948 before being acquired by the Town Council. Nowadays the building is home to a restaurant, a small shop and art gallery which houses the work of the local craftsmen and women of the Dyfi Arts Guild. The building also serves the local economy by providing office space on its top two floors.
On the Llanidloes to Machynlleth mountain road you will find the Wynford Vaughan Thomas memorial. The trail of the Glyndŵrs Way runs alongside the memorial as well as the routes for walks nearby which take you through areas managed by the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust – Glas Llyn and Bugeilyn. The Trust’s walks have their very own audio trails which can be downloaded from www.montwt.co.uk/audiotrail
The ancient market town of Hay on Wye is most famous for its second-hand bookshops and the yearly Guardian Literary Festival. The town lures booklovers from far and wide but this small town and its surroundings also bring in more energetic visitors who come to enjoy a number of beautiful walks and cycle routes.
Hay on Wye’s riverside path uses a former railway line and forms part of the long distance cycle route Lôn Las Cymru 42. The trackway is suitable for walkers of all abilities, with easy access for wheelchair users and families with buggies.