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History & heritage


Forget what you learned in school. History in Mid Wales isn’t about what happened long ago. It’s not about dates and dusty remains. It’s about the here and now.


You can’t just read about our ancestors in books. You can see what they saw, touch what they touched, walk a mile in their shoes. Or in the case of Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail, you can walk 177 miles.


You can ride on our steam railways, sail our canals, explore our tramroads and drovers' paths. Stroll the pleasure gardens of our Victorian spa towns, marvel at the great stone dams of the Vyrnwy and Elan valleys and the landscapes they created.


It could turn out to be the most enjoyable history lesson you’ve ever had.

Upcoming Events

  • Date: 
    Sunday, January 1, 2017 to Friday, March 31, 2017


    Discover how the Heritage Lottery Fund has helped form partnerships to invest £3 million to conserve and enhance the Elan Estate and local communities.

  • Date: 
    Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Annual Rorke's Drift Concert

    Over 100 young musicians in glorious harmony. Fantastic entertainment in the 20th year of the ever popular event featuring cadet force musicians from across the United Kingdom joined by the Fanfare Team and members of the Welsh Guards Band.

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