The Judge's Lodging
Once called ‘the most commodious and elegant apartments for a judge in all England and Wales' (Lord Chief Justice Campbell, 1855), decay beckoned Radnorshire's disused Shire Hall into obscurity. Now, aided by an interior hardly touched by time and original furnishings discarded in attics, extensive research and restoration has re-awakened this ‘Victorian fossil'.
From the stunningly restored judge's apartments to the dingy servants' quarters below you can explore their gaslit world. Damp cells remind you of the building's true purpose, along with the vast courtroom where your imagination in captured by the echoing trial of William Morgan, local duck thief.
The Judge’s Lodging,
Train Journey Times
The full return journey from Pant to Torpantau takes 1 hour 40 minutes including a 35 minute stop at Pontsticill.
You can stay longer if you wish to, returning to Pant by a later train.
The last train departs Torpantau at 3.10PM and Pontsticill at 4PM.