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Explore Mid Wales

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Brecon Beacons

2013

Country and Western - Gwlad Y Gn


Green, obviously. But arty with it.
Countryside with a dash of culture. Walking in the wild and talking at festivals. Birdwatching and shopping, nature and newly minted travel experiences, little trains and big mountains, National Park and Geopark. Theres more to Mid Wales and the Brecon Beacons than you may think. Dont let our peaceful hills and velvety vales fool you. If youre into activities youve come to the right place for walking, cycling, riding, shing, canal cruising and a whole lot more. The land of the red kite is also the land of festivals, with world-renowned get-togethers inspired by everything from food to books. We have ancient historic sites and an agenda-setting village of the future, vast caverns and intimate craft workshops, classy country towns and some of the wildest views in Britain. You may also think that were a long way away. Were not. In just a few hours from much of the UK youll be in the heart of Wales, where the air is super-fresh, the surroundings intoxicating, and the night skies starry dark.

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Heres more on Mid Wales and the Brecon Beacons


4 Snapshots 6 Our blueprint for green living Brecon Beacons National Park 8 Ways to go walking 14 Wheel nuts cycling 16 Life in the slow lane 18 Up and under 20 Act naturally 22 Whats happening? 24 Horses, courses 26 We made it 28 Past masters 30 Local heroes 32 Local festivals and events 36 Accommodation 38 Severn, Vyrnwy and Dy Valleys 42 The Marches, Spa and Market towns 46 Brecon Beacons National Park 48 Holiday Agencies 49 Caravan and Camping 50 Activities and Attractions 53 Leisure and Culture 54 Area Map 55 Wales holiday areas and order forms

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By local artist - Amanda Skipsey


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Snapshots Ar Gof a Chadw


Thanks to mobile phone technology, were all now addicted to taking pics. So get snapping with your smartphone or even that dusty old camera you keep in the bottom drawer. We promise to keep you busy. To give you an idea of our many and varied photo opportunities, here are a few pics from our very own family album.

Flat tops.
You cant miss them, the distinctive at-topped summits of the Brecon Beacons, a mountain range that dips and rises like a sea of green.

Go green.
Hire a cute, electric powered B-Bug in the Brecon Beacons or hop on and off the Beacons Bus. Visit the Centre for Alternative Technology near Machynlleth and be inspired to do your bit.

Become a caveman.
The National Showcaves Centre at Dan-yr-Ogof is one of Europes largest complexes. No torch required.

Ride railways.
We have four scenic lines the narrow gauge Brecon Mountain and Welshpool/Llanfair and mainline passenger services on the cross-country Heart of Wales and Cambrian routes.

Showtime.
Yes, its the Royal Welsh Show, Europes biggest rural jamboree, four days of farming and family fun in Builth Wells.

What an Offa.
Walk the borderland Offas Dyke Path National Trail, which follows an ancient 8th-century earthwork. Its one of our countless walks and trails, long and short, easy and challenging.

The Lake District.


We have one of our very own. Make that four the Elan Valley lakes near Rhayader, Llyn Clywedog near Llanidloes, Llangorse near Brecon and remote Lake Vyrnwy, straight out of a fairytale.

House and garden.


What looks best through the viewnder handsome Powis Castle, Welshpool, or the gorgeous gardens that surround it?

The wheel deal.


Cyclists and mountain bikers love Mid Wales. Whats not to like? Quiet roads, inspiring uplands, scenic climbs and adrenaline-pumping downhills.

Arts alive.
Theyre alive and well everywhere, in studios, potteries, workshops and galleries scattered across our region.

On a plate.
Were famously foodie no surprise really, with all that fresh, local produce on our doorstep.
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Our Blueprint For Green Living Bywn Wyrdd

The Brecon Beacons National Park is a very green place to begin with. Its mountains, sculpted by ice, are grassy and smooth, rolling like green waves across a rural landscape for 520 square miles.
Its the Great Outdoors of Wales, a backdrop for all kinds of fresh-air activities. The Park has also been nurturing activities of another kind: a sustainable, ecofriendly tourism that works for everyone and leaves the lightest possible touch. Its leading the way with its inspirational blueprint for green living.

Main picture: Pen-y-Fan and Cribyn Small pictures: Sgwd yr Eira (Top) Sennybridge Red Route (Bottom)

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Feelgood for free


Elsewhere in this guide we tell you all about the many things you can get up to in the Beacons that dont cost the earth. stargazing and mountain biking, walking and wildlife watching.

Wheely green. Ditch the car and hop on the Beacons Bus. The service, covering most parts of the National Park, is the eco-perfect way to go for walkers and sightseers. Not forgetting cyclists, for some buses come equipped with bike trailers. The green Olympics. We have the lions share in Wales of Gold standard members of the Green Tourism Business Scheme. Their ethos is to provide a fantastic holiday in a way which looks after the local environment, distinctive culture and thriving economy, both now and in the future. After all these are often the distinctive local features which visitors come to experience in the rst place we aim to look after them and ensure theyll still be here when you want to come back- and were sure you will want to come back! www.greenholidaysinwales.co.uk

Go to the Geopark. Pen-y-Fan, our highest summit, is the most famous peak in the Park. But dont forget Fforest Fawr, a swathe of moor and mountain of special natural and cultural signicance. Its one of only a handful of UNESCO designated Geological Parks in the UK. Follow one of the Geotrails to nd out more, or visit the 2013 Geopark Festival, 25 May9 June. The Knowledge. Its not something restricted to London cabbies. Our taxi drivers have it too. National Park Knowledge applies to taxi drivers from Brecon and Abergavenny who have been trained to provide visitors with all kinds of local information.

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Ways to Go Troedior Llwybrau

How many ways do you want? The Severn Way? The Beacons Way? Glyndrs Way? The Epynt Way? The Kerry Ridgeway? Or simply a nice and easy way to go through our woods and forests?
Our region is latticed with all kinds of walks. Long walks and short walks, tough cross-country challenges and Sunday afternoon strolls. Mountain highs. Its worth repeating that the Brecon Beacons offers some of the most exhilarating, goodto-be-alive walking country in Britain. Theres more of that overwhelming sense of space and freedom on the secretive spine of Wales, the Cambrian Mountains,

Main picture:Glyndrs Way Small pictures: Brecon Beacons (Top) Elan Valley (Bottom)

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Walkers are Welcome


We are proud to boast Talgarth, Llandrindod Wells and Knighton as members of the UK-wide Walkers are Welcome (WAW) scheme. TV presenter Julia Bradbury says It shows that people genuinely love welcoming walkers, to show off what lies on their back doorstep, to share the pleasures people themselves feel from walking and also because walkers make the perfect guests!

which guard our western boundary. The walking here is almost by Royal Appointment: HRH The Prince of Wales is a big fan of this wild area of upland farms and rural communities, with rare natural wildlife habitats, wildlife and farming practices dating back to the Middle Ages. www.cambrianmountains.co.uk Offas Countryside. Royalty also makes an appearance along the border, though its 8th century in origin. Thats when King Offa built his great earthen dyke. Get to know this beguiling, slightly mysterious area better by looking out for more details on Walking with Offa a new cross-border project to develop and promote sustainable tourism including walks and transport links in Offas Countryside. Trailblazing. Two National Trails cross our hills, plus two long-distance riverside walks. Thats just the start

of it. There are all kind of shorter walks too, such as the tongue-twisting Pererindod Melangell trail trodden centuries ago by pilgrims, drovers and quarrymen. Down south in the Brecon Beacons theres the tonguein-cheek challenge of three walks: Bwlch with Altitude, Magnitude or Fortitude. And if youre lost without a satnav take a guided walk or follow a Trail Tempter, choose easy, moderate or strenuous. Or sign up for a festival dedicated to our favourite outdoor activity at places like Crickhowell, Hay and Llanwrtyd Wells. Access for all. Everyone can enjoy our countryside. Accessible Powys is a guide to trails and sites suitable for people like wheelchair users, parents with small children and those with limited walking ability. It lists everything from sculpture trails to canalside paths, nature reserves to parklands.

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Trails Mid Wales

Llwybrau Canolbarth Cymru

We love our landscape and we think that you will too. Each tree, hill, village has a story to tell.
As a celebration of the vibrancy of our landscape, Powys County Council has developed a virtual guidebook, Trails Mid Wales, available for download from March 2013. Take a stroll with Trails Mid Wales, hear the whispers of secrets locked in our landscape and discover the countryside as never before. Enjoy a rich variety of wildlife, culture, local history, poetry, landscapes interpreted by artists, fairytales and so much more. Carefully chosen walking routes designed to be enjoyed by beginners and experienced ramblers alike are available to download free to your smartphone and iPad.

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Use the app to take you on a journey of discovery with interactive quizzes, 360 degree views, jigsaws, beautiful illustrations and to take advantage of the vast array of discount vouchers available exclusively to friends of Trails Mid Wales. There has never been a better time to get out and explore with family and friends. Reinvigorate your childrens senses and create a passion for the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal Lime Kilns countryside that will last a lifetime. Visit www.trailsmidwales.co.uk to download the app and browse our library of fully interactive ibooks. (Available March 2013)

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Wheel nuts Ar Dy Feic

Weve all gone nuts about cycling. With Wiggins Tour de France victory and Olympic wins for our own Geraint Thomas and Nicole Cook Team, were riding high.
With routes to challenge the best, the Brecon Beacons has been a great training ground for the pair and has challenged The Best for the last three years, on The Tour of Britain Cycle Race, where we have no problem supplying King of the Mountains climbs for the teams to tackle. Follow in their tracks and ride the Castle to Castle route (or part of it anyway), starting at the

Main picture: Mynydd Llangors Small pictures: Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal (top) Tour Of Britain 2012 (Bottom)

National Trusts Powis Castle in the north and ending at Caerphilly Castle.
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Penny for your thoughts


For a nostalgic look back at cycling through the ages, a visit to the National Cycle Collection in Llandrindod Wells is a must, home to an extensive collection of bicycles from Penny Farthings to Choppers to modern day mountain bikes. www.cyclemuseum.org.uk

Scenic highs and easy riding. Cycling is a real and rare pleasure on our trafc-light, scenic roads that go up and down for those that like a Lycra clad challenge, or loop around lakesides for easy family riding with the kids. Whatever your two-wheeled appetite, were extremely cycling-friendly, especially at the three dedicated Cycle Breaks Centres at Brecon, Rhayader and Knighton/Presteigne, chosen for their facilities and access to some of Britains best cycling. Take a look at our website for saddlebags full of information, plus suggested routes like the long-distance Ln Cambria and Ln Las Cymru that take in our scenic highs, together with rides around the Radnor Ring and Taff Trail and fabulous trafc-free routes around the Elan Valley.

Mud, sweat and gears. Heres something that shouldnt come as a surprise: were a mountain biking hotspot too. Centres in the Brecon Beacons, Llanwrtyd Wells, Rhayader and Machynlleth get rave reviews from mountain biking magazines. And, just like road cycling, the variety is tremendous, with everything from Roman highways and drovers tracks to frantic forest experiences on purpose-built trails and single tracks.

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Life In The Slow Lane Mynd Ling-Di-Long


No need for trafc lights to slow you down (not that we have that many to start with). Youll soon be slipping into our way of doing things. Which means taking it easy on canal boats and steam trains, unwinding while walking, cycling, birdwatching, stargazing, shing or another local speciality, doing nothing in particular.
Were Wales quietest region, and we quite like it that way. No big towns. No manic motorways. No urban sprawl. No light pollution. No hassle. No problem. Hush hour. Potter along the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal, our lovely, leafy inland waterway that glides ever so slowly through the National Park. Theres plentiful boat hire, plus trips from the wharf in Brecon.

Main picture: Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal Small picture: Brecon Mountain Railway

The Montgomery Canal travels through unhurried border country. Its important ecology has seen it rewarded with European designation as a Special Area of Conservation. It continues to be sensitively restored by volunteers. Easy rider. Its no strain by train. Especially when you hop on one of our delightful narrow gauge railways. The Brecon Mountain Railway does what it says on the tin, taking you into the heart of the Beacons. Further north, the borderland Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway offers a beguiling rural ride through woodland, elds and rich farming country. Youll be glued to the views from our main passenger lines too. The Heart of Wales Line meanders through the gorgeous middle of Mid Wales while the Cambrian Line links rolling border country to the Wild Wales of the Cambrian Mountains.

Top Ten Drives


Drive across the Cambrian Mountains, the empty, enigmatic roof of Wales, with just sheep and red kites for company. Or follow the B4560 through the Brecon Beacons, one of National Geographic magazines top 10 drives in the world, alongside routes in Alaska, Arizona and the Atlas Mountains.

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Up and Under Y Wefr Ar Ias


Caves and energy conservation, kids attractions and King Arthur, underground and overground youll be surprised what you can get up to in these parts, whatever the weather.
Putting on a show. Ogof in Welsh means cave, a description that doesnt begin to do justice to the subterranean spectacle at Dan-yr-Ogof. Its home to the National Showcaves Centre for Wales where the action of water on rock has created everything from vast, echoing chambers to impossibly delicate works of underground art. Up above theres more to enjoy: a Dinosaur Park, Iron Age Village, Shire Horse Centre, Farm and Playbarn. Fit for a king. King Arthur is the underground star of the labyrinth at Corris. This dramatic glimpse into the Dark Ages involves an underground boat trip (hooded boatman provided) and gushing waterfall. If you dont fancy the dark side you might prefer the Bards Quest and Craft Centre above.

Main picture: Centre for Alternative Technology Small picture: Judges Lodgings

Playtime. Take the kids to award-winning centres such as Cantref Adventure Farm or The Play Barn at Brynich, near Brecon, where they can let off steam while you enjoy comfy sofas, coffee and tasty home-made treats. For more of the same go to Quackers at Newbridge-on-Wye. Blame it on Bradley. The National Cycle Collection at Llandrindod Wells is in the news too. But can you imagine Wiggins winning the Tour de France on one of its penny farthings, just some of the 250 bikes on display? Whats the alternative? The Centre for Alternative Technology answers that question. This eye-opening, eco-friendly village of the future near Corris is full of ideas for leading a greener life. And it does it in a way that entertains as well as inspires. Water power. Thats what turns Talgarths restored 18th-century ourmill. Take a tour, buy some fresh bread or enjoy a tasty meal.

Judge for yourself The world of the 19th-century circuit judge lives on at the award-winning Judges Lodgings, Presteigne. Take an upstairs, downstairs audio tour of its well-appointed apartments, dingy servants quarters, court room and damp cells.
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Act Naturally Byd Natur Ar Ei Orau

Its in our nature to act this way. As Waless quietest, most unhurried region were full of green spaces and gardens, forests and farmland.
There are nature and wildlife reserves over almost every hill. And in the Brecon Beacons we have a National Park characterised by its wide, open spaces, grassy mountains and big skies. World class by nature. The eco-star rating is off the scale in the Dy Valley. Its Wales one and only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, but is in good company, along with Yellowstone National Park, Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Mount Olympus. They couldnt have chosen a greener, more beautiful place.

Main picture: Lake Vyrnwy Small pictures: Cors Dyfi Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust

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Fall guys (and gals) If youre a falls fan dont miss Pistyll Rhaeadr, Wales highest waterfall, in the mountains above Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, or the Waterfall Country in the southern Brecon Beacons, where a staircase of falls tumbles through steep, deep gorges.

Conservation and sustainable development go handin-hand here. Dy Biosphere includes several areas of outstanding ecological importance and local cultures to match. Cors Dy is a wonderful little nature reserve, teaming with wildlife, including the magnicent Osprey, which bred on the reserve for the rst time in 2011. Like many of us, they choose to visit during the spring and summer. If youre lucky, you may also spot an otter or dormouse! www.dybiosphere.org.uk In the wild. Wildlife is right at home throughout the area. From the Craig y Cilau National Nature Reserve in the south (spectacular limestone cliffs above Crickhowell, with rare whitebeam trees) to the Claerwen National Nature Reserve in the Elan Valley, to the vast RSPB reserve in the north around Lake Vyrnwy, youll discover woods

and water, hills and vales dedicated to nature as nature intended. Green ngers too. When we do apply ourselves to nature we make a pretty good job of it. Green ngers come with the territory. Towns and villages are bedecked in summer bloom, and our gardens range from the theatrical (thats the only word to describe the Italianate terraces at Powis Castle, Welshpool) to the intimate walled, woodland and water garden at Ashford House, Talybont-on-Usk. Kite ying. If youre lucky youll see them in the Brecon Beacons, border country and Cambrian Mountains. Were talking about red kites, the endangered bird of prey that has made a spectacular comeback in our undisturbed hills. For guaranteed sightings watch them feeding at Gigrin Farm near Rhayader.
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Whats Happening? Beth Sy Mlaen

Youd be surprised. Our hills and vales, rivers and lakes, arent just good to look at. Theyre the backdrop for all kinds of things to do. Heres a sample to get you in the mood.
Book browsing. It sounds easy but be warned. In tiny Hay-on-Wye, the unlikely book capital of the world, it can turn into a bit of a bookathon. They have over 40 bookshops, specialising in everything from bargain paperbacks to antique books. Its even more exhausting, in the nicest possible way, when the famous festival is in full swing.

Main picture: Hay-on-Wye Small pictures: Llangorse Multi Activity Centre (Top) Caving in the Brecon Beacons (Bottom)

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Fungi foraging Fungi safaris are a speciality in and around the Elan Valley. Its woods are famous for their mushrooms (including chanterelles, porcini and a delightful sounding species known as wood hedgehogs).

Star spotting. No, we arent talking again about the Hay Festival, where you might well bump into a celeb or two. Green by day, black by night thats the Brecon Beacons, whose inky dark night skies allow the stars to shine super brightly. Its now a star spotting celebrity in its own right and in the running to be Wales rst International Dark Skies Reserve. Welcome to astrotourism (which, in the Beacons at least, has absolutely nothing to do with astro turf).

Dishy shing. The famed Usk and Wye rivers (the latter almost cuts us in half) are two of the nest for salmon and sewin, our name for sea-trout. The sh taste pretty good too. Take to our lakes for trout shing, and canals, pools and ponds for coarse sh. Sailing and canoeing. Enjoy them everywhere, on our lakes and rivers. And also.... Gorge walking and skytrekking, raft building,

Geocaching. Heres something else that has caught on, big time, in the Brecon Beacons. Go to the Visitor Centre at Libanus to start your geo-quest.

gliding, parascending, quad biking, bouldering phew, is that enough? Theyre all on offer at multi-activity centres throughout the area.

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Horses, Courses Mynd Drot Drot

Riding is a passion in these parts. If you dont believe us go along to the Royal Welsh Show (or any farming gathering, for that matter) and witness the grass roots emotions roused by a display of Welsh cobs.
So its not surprising to hear that pony trekking was invented in our very own Llanwrtyd Wells (in 1956, since you ask). Or that you can ride from north to south on bridleways and green lanes, across hilltops and through forests in our own version of the Wild West we call Wild Wales.

Main picture: Llanymynech Golf Course Small picture: River Wye

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Powys on Horseback
New routes have been opened up to horse riders and horse-drawn carriages in Mid Wales. There are routes on Mynydd Epynt, in the Radnorshire hills and the Dyfnant Forest. For the latest information and route descriptions visit www.exploremidwales.com

Youll nd riding and trekking centres everywhere, geared up for beginners and experts, so you can saddle up in condence that youll get the ride of your life. Whats more, weve been busy putting together special routes. Eighteen, ranging from four to seventeen miles, are featured on www.exploremidwales.com. Their names are delightful - the Fforest Inn, Molecatchers Wood and Castle Hill Ride and the rides themselves even more so. Big hitters. Our scenery also suits golfers. Many of our courses come with stunning views. Lofty Llanymynech, where Ian Woosnam cut his teeth, looks out across border country (you even have to cross into England to play three of its holes, though we dont hold that against it). Woosie reckons that the view from the 12th tee is one of the most magnicent youll see anywhere. And hes been around.

Youll also need to keep your eye on the ball at Cradoc which has stunning vistas overlooking the Brecon Beacons, and upland Llandrindod Wells, an intriguing links-style hilltop course designed by the legendary Harry Vardon. Golf as it should be is a winning Welsh formula that combines superb courses with unstuffy clubhouses and genuine hospitality. Weve even laid on an easy way to sample it.. Go to www.heartofwalesgolfbreaks.co.uk, which brings together three outstanding courses Cradoc, Llandrindod Wells and Builth Wells.

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We Made It Creu Argraff

You could argue that nothing quite lives up to our natural beauty. Youd be wrong. Artists and craftspeople, painters and performers seem to blossom in these parts, creating a rich cultural life that is as rewarding as the surroundings.
Making Hay. Take the Hay Festival, for example, which began in a eld with 200 people in 1988. This local and global phenomenon, to quote co-founder Peter Florence, now has a worldwide reach, with spin-off versions taking place as far aeld as South America. In spirit, it will always be rooted in a quirky little Welsh
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Main picture: Green Man Festival Small picture: Brecon Jazz

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Theatres
Theatr Brycheiniog - Brecon 01874 611622 www.brycheiniog.co.uk Hafren - Newtown 01686 614555 www.thehafren.co.uk Wyeside Theatre - Builth Wells 01982 552555 www.wyeside.co.uk The Willow Globe Theatre Nr Llandrindod Wells 01597 811487 www.willowglobe.co.uk Welfare Hall - Ystradgynlais 01639 843163 www.thewelfare.co.uk

town that manages to be both rustic and cosmopolitan. Hay itself is as much a star as the glittering assembly of writers, thinkers, musicians and scientists it attracts each year, along with an audience of a quarter of a million. They arrive in the greenest of spaces they have ever seen, says Peter. Fair play. Were a land of festivals. Brecons Jazz Festival attracts top international performers and big crowds. Van the Man (Van Morrison) was main man at the Green Man last year. Held in a beautiful Usk Valley setting near Crickhowell, this laid-back indie festival goes from strength to strength. Other festival venues of artistic excellence include those at Machynlleth, Llandovery, Gregynog and Presteigne.

Art works. In many ways, Machynlleths Museum of Modern Art sums up the contemporary scene in Mid Wales, for within the traditional surroundings of a grey stoned Welsh chapel youll nd bold artistic statements, arresting imagery and splashes of technicolour. Andrew Logans bonkers Museum of Sculpture is another, bringing showbiz to the sleepy village of Berriew. Brecon is an especially arty town, packed with galleries on the ArtBeat trail. For craft workshops simply look out for the signs (there are lots of them) or go to craft centres at Corris, Erwood and Hay. Neither are we short of arts venues and theatres. Youll nd the major ones at Brecon, Builth Wells, Llandrindod Wells, Machynlleth, Newtown and Ystradgynlais.

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Past Masters Gorffennol Gwych


The Monty Python team once famously asked, What did the Romans ever do for us? Quite a lot, actually. One major Welsh example is Sarn Helen, their highway through central Wales you can still follow in their footsteps across the Beacons to Y Gaer, their fort near Brecon.
Its not just the Romans. The prehistoric, early Christian and medieval periods are all still with us, in the shape of old stones and ancient religious sites, castles and Iron Age hillforts. Tough as Old Boots. King Offa of Mercias 8thcentury earthwork border between England and Wales was a monumental task. Start off at the Offas Dyke Centre, Knighton, then walk a stretch of the dyke, still intact in the hills above.

Main picture:Tretower Castle Small picture: Offas Dyke Path

The spirit of place. When you stumble across Llanthony Priory, deep in the Black Mountains, you cant help but agree that its a place truly calculated for religion. Nearby Partrishow Church also takes some nding, but its worth it for its astonishing medieval carved rood screed. Is it better than the elaborate carvings at St Cynllos Church, Llanbister? You decide. Brecon Cathedrals story, dating back to 1093, is told at its Heritage Centre in a 17th-century tithe barn. Castles and mansions. Tretower Court and Castle near Crickhowell has a dual personality. A draughty, rough and ready fortied tower stands next to a handsome manor house that would have been very des res in its time. Powis Castle, Welshpool, goes one better. What began life as a humble fort evolved over the centuries into a glittering country house. Tumbledown Montgomery Castle, a neighbour across the valley, never had it so lucky, yet its ruins preserve an authentic medieval spirit. For out and out splendour visit Abbeycwmhir Hall, an overwhelming Victorian Revival Gothic mansion dripping in nery. Just north of Llandrindod Wells, it is an architectural jewel in its own right, purpose-built as a Victorian resort and spa town.

A bygone age
Soaring arches and preserved machinery are a haunting reminder of our industrial heritage. The Ynyscedwyn Ironworks Park now stands on the site of the ironworks which made Ystradgynlais famous, dating back as far as the 17th Century. Witness a rich and unique heritage hundreds of years in the making.
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Local Heros Blas Ar Gynnych Lleol

We arent big on superstores or out of town shopping centres. Our towns and villages are small and friendly, where the accent in the High Street is on traditional values, personal service and the kind of independent and speciality shops you wont nd elsewhere.
Neither are we partial to too much fast food who needs to be with such wonderful local produce on our doorstep, and chefs who know how to use it?

Pictures: Brecon Food Festival

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Fit for a Queen


Its no surprise to us that lamb reared in the wild Cambrian Mountains would be, but Cambrian Mountains lamb newydd actually took pride of place as the main course at Her Majestys Jubilee lunch.

Shop around. For once, its a real pleasure. Brecons galleries and craft shops have an enviable reputation for quality. Machynlleth is a buzzing shopping destination, its wide main street lined with shops specialising in crafts, clothes and outdoor gear. And Hay isnt just about bookshops. Its also stacked high with places selling crafts and fashion, antiques and chic household goods. And if you think that those customer friendly, family run emporia that sell everything from bags of nails to high end homeware are long gone, then the shop on the corner in Crickhowell, or the hardware store in Montgomery that trades in old fashioned values and service, will bring back happy memories. What a refreshing change from the one supersize ts all shopping you get at todays shopping centres.

Taste the difference. You will, believe us. Our food is slow, local and fresh and all the better for it. Call into a farmers market, market hall or farm shop (as you can imagine, we have quite a few) and meet the producers. Eat at country inns and gastropubs where, nowadays, the food has eclipsed the beer (Felin Fach Grifn near Brecon, for example, is the Good Pub Guides Dining Pub of the Year). Youll nd bistros and ne dining in the most unlikely of places, like The Ch eckers in small town Montgomery, one of Waless four Michelin starred restaurants. Tasty tips. Take a look at Taste Montgomery and Taste Talgarth, or follow the Canal Food Trail along the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal. www.tastemontgomery.co.uk www.tastetalgarth.co.uk
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Local festivals and events for 2013


5th Reservoir Roundabout, Rhayader www.rhayader.co.uk

January

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12th World Mountain Bike Chariot Racing Championships, Llanwrtyd Wells www.green-events.co.uk 01591 610666 12th Saturnalia Winter Warmer Beer Festival, Llanwrtyd Wells www.green-events.co.uk 01591 610666

Glanusk International Horse Trials

April 12th-14th Hay Bike Fest, Hay on Wye www.haybikefest.org Powis Castle Easter Egg Trail, (TBC) Welshpool www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis 01938 551 944 20th Working & Pastoral Breeds of Wales Championship Dog Show, Builth Wells 01639 823 078 27th -28th Wonderwool Wales, Builth Wells www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk 01938 820495

February
2nd Lord Crawshaw Memorial Walks, Llanwrtyd Wells www.green-events.co.uk 01591 610666 23rd Annual Rorkes Drift Concert, Brecon www.brycheiniog.co.uk 01874 611622 March 1st-10th Crickhowell Walking Festival, www.crickhowellfestival.com 01873 811970 17th The Monks Trod, Elan Valley www.elanvalley.org.uk

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16th Round the Lake 20 Mile Race, Rhayader www.rhayaderac.org.uk 01597 810705 6th-7th The Rally of North Wales, Welshpool www.welshpool.org 01938 552043
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May
3rd -5th Machynlleth Comedy Festival, Machynlleth www.machcomedyfest.co.uk 4th-6th Talgarth Walking Festival, Talgarth www.visittalgarth.co.uk Mid Wales Music Festival, (TBC) Llanwrtyd Wells www.green-events.co.uk 01591 610666 Glanusk Welsh Stallion Show, (TBC) Builth Wells 01597 810 487 The International Antiques & Collectors (TBC) Fair of Wales, Builth Wells 01584 873 634 or 07703 558 600 Grand Concert, Llanelli Male Voice Choir, (TBC) Rhayader Leisure Centre www.rhayader.co.uk 01597 810081 11th Montgomery Canal Triathlon peter_richards42@btinternet.com 01691 831455 18th -19th Royal Welsh Smallholder & Garden Festival, Builth Wells www.rwas.co.uk 01982 553683 June 1st - 29th Wool and Willow Exhibition, Llanidloes www. quilt.org.uk 01686 413467 Kington Trotting Races, (TBC) Evenjobb www.welsh-trotting.co.uk 01544 231068 8th Man vs. Horse Marathon, Llanwrtyd Wells www.green-events.co.uk

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Severn Valley National Rally, (TBC) Builth Wells www.severnvalleynational.co.uk 02476 694 754 9th Welshpool Airshow, www.welshpool.org 01938 552043

29th Hay-on-Wye Food Festival, Hay-on-Wye www.breconbeacons.org 01874 624979 21st -30th Gwyl Gregynog Festival, Tregynon www.gwylgregynogfestival.org 01686 207100

23rd May - 2nd June Hay Literary Festival, Hay-on-Wye www.hayfestival.com 01497 822629 25th Sabrina & Semi- Sabrina Walk, Llanidloes 01686 414893 or 01686 412287 25th May - 9th June Fforest Fawr Geopark Festival, Brecon Beacons 01874 620415 www.fforestfawrgeopark.org.uk 27th Welshpool Carnival www.welshpool.org 01938 553142

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Glanusk International Horse Trials, (TBC) Crickhowell www.glanuskestate.com 01873 810414 Caersws Trotting Races (TBC) www.welsh-trotting.co.uk Quinton Rally, (TBC) Builth Wells www.quinton-mc.org.uk 01686 688691

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Rock N Gem Show, Builth Wells (TBC) www.rockngem.co.uk 0033 251 647 003 or 07817 511 360 16th-18th Green Man Festival, Crickhowell www.greenman.net 25th World Bog Snorkelling Championships, Llanwrtyd Wells www.green-events.co.uk 01591 610666 Brecon Jazz (TBC) 01874 622485

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Country & Western Music Festival, (TBC) Welshpool www.welshpool.org 01938 553173 13th Llanidloes Carnival, (TBC) Llanidloes www.llanidloes.com 13th- 21st Rhayader Carnival, Rhayader www.rhayadercarnival.co.uk 13th World Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling Championships, Llanwrtyd Wells www.green-events.co.uk 01591 610666 14th World Bog Snorkelling Triathlon, Llanwrtyd Wells www.green-events.co.uk 01591 610666 22nd-25th Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells www.rwas.co.uk 01982 553683

August Bank Holiday Weekend Talgarth Festival, Talgarth www.talgarthfestival.org.uk 01874 712226 August Bank Hol Sat, Sun & Mon, Brecon Beacons Summer Fayre, Mountain Centre, Brecon www.breconbeacons.org 01874 624979 24th Bwlch with Altitude Challenge, (TBC) Brecon Beacons www.bwlchwalks.co.uk 01874 730215 25th Llangynidr Show www.llangynidrshow.org Victorian Festival, (TBC) Llandrindod Wells 01597 822600

18th -25th Machynlleth Music Festival, www.momawales.org.uk 01654 703355 August Bank Hol Monday Llandrindod Wells Trotting Races, Penybont www.welsh-trotting.co.uk 07870 159 777 31st Llanfair Caereinion & District Show www.llanfaircaereinionshow.co.uk 01938 556483

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September
Hundred House Show & Trotting Races (TBC) www.welsh-trotting.co.uk 01497 847603 International Antiques & Collectors Fair of Wales,(TBC)Builth Wells www.rwas.co.uk 01584 873 634 Welsh Food Festival, (TBC) Welshpool www.welshfoodfestival.co.uk

November
16th -17th Real Ale Wobble, Llanwrtyd Wells www.green-events.co.uk 23rd- 24th Real Ale Ramble, Llanwrtyd Wells www.green-events.co.uk

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14th Beulah Show & Trotting Races www.welsh-trotting.co.uk 01591 620 289 Annual Steam Gala, Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway (TBC) www.welshpool.org 01938 552043

2nd-3rd Royal Welsh Winter Fair, Builth Wells www.rwas.co.uk 01982 553683 Welshpool Winter Festival (TBC) www.welshpool.org 01938 553142

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October

Red Dragon Ride Festival of Endurance, (TBC) Builth Wells www.reddragon.endurancegb.co.uk 01398 332 089 5th Brecon Beacons Food Festival www.breconbeacons.org 01874 624979 10th-14th Hay Walking Festival,(TBC) Hay on Wye 01497821134 25th- 28th Brecon Baroque Festival, (TBC) Brecon www.breconbeaconsmusic.com 01874 611622 28th Oct- 3rd Nov Artbeat Brecon Arts Festival, (TBC) Brecon www.artbeatbrecon.co.uk

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Watch out for this sign as these places have achieved a Croeso Award in recognition of their exceptional Warm Welsh Welcome

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All Visit Wales graded properties have an Access Statement. This statement tells visitors in a clear, accurate and honest way how the property can meet their particular needs.Three symbols have been introduced to help visitors with physical impairments nd the Access Statements of most relevance to them. selected the one symbol which best describes the improvements that they have made to their properties.

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Working in partnership with the Disabled Holiday Information charity Powys County Council has produced two guides, one for accessible trails and sites and one for accessible accommodation. These may be ordered using the slip on the inside back cover of this guide. This exciting project aims to deliver real improvements to accessibility information, for residents and visitors alike.

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All gradings and awards were correct at the time of going to press. Occasionally, it may not have been possible to undertake a grading. This situation is clearly identied by Awaiting Grading appearing within the advertisement/entry. Grading assessments are on-going and improvements made by establishments may have resulted in a revision since publication. Please check when booking. Further information on gradings and awards is available from Visit Wales, Welsh Assembly Government, Rhodfa Padarn, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3UR Tel: 0845 010 8020 email: quality.tourism@wales.gsi.gov.uk Web: www.wales.gov.uk/tourism Any problems? In the unfortunate event that you do encounter problems with your chosen accommodation, please refer to www.wales.gov.uk/tourism for further guidance.
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Neil & Claire Bale Tel: 01691 648451 Fax: 01691 648363 Email: info@cyfiefarm.co.uk Web: www.cyfiefarm.co.uk Minutes from Lake Vyrnwy, Gold Award winning remote 17th century farmhouse with magnificent views over Vyrnwy Valley. Relax all day in your own luxurious suite of rooms with top hotel comforts. Hot tub, sauna spa. Ideal retreat, with Cordon Bleu cuisine. Beautiful self-catering cottages available, from 350-550 per week. Rooms: 4 (Each sleeps 2) B&B per person per night: 45 - 65 DB&B per person per night: 74.50 - 89.50 Open all year
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Dolanog, Welshpool,Powys SY21 0LJ Fiona and Norman Potts Tel: 01938 810236 Email: info@gwaenynog.com Web: www.gwaenynog.com Situated in secluded countryside, Gwaenynog is between Welshpool & Lake Vyrnwy. Guest lounge with beams & inglenook fireplace. The bedrooms include: superking (or splits into twin); double; or 4 poster family room; all en-suite.
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Rooms: 8 Short breaks available Open all year B&B per person per night from 40 DB&B per person per night from 60

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Montgomery Powys SY15 6PA Mark & Sue Michaels Tel: 01686 668359 Fax: 08700118227 reception@dragonhotel.com www.dragonhotel.com 17th C Coaching Inn. All rooms en-suite. Rosette restaurant - local produce. Indoor pool & Sauna. Jazz Wednesdays, near Powis Castle & Offas Dyke. Breaks all year.

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Llanfair Caereinion Welshpool, Powys SY21 0DE Michael & Ann Reed Tel: 01938 810446 Email: info@madogswells.co.uk Web: www.madogswells.co.uk 2 & 3 bedroomed bungalows, wheelchair accessible (linen, utilities included). Hoist available on request when booking. Enjoy the peace and quiet. Listen for the bird song and watch the wildlife around, or walk among the hills. Ideal for family holiday. No smoking please. Pets by arrangement.
Units: 3 (Sleeps 1-6) Open all year Per unit per week: 115 - 555 Short breaks available out of main season

Camp Farm Montgomery Powys SY15 6LU Gordon Davies Tel: 01686 668427 Mob: 07881 952512 Email: knill.jane@googlemail.com Web: www.thecottages.org 1000 high in the Welsh hills the 18th Century Stables and Barn have been completely modernised in a courtyard setting close to Montgomery. Sleeping 2-8 guests. Easy parking, wonderful walks, tranquil location. Freesat television and Wi-fi, laundry facilities. Units: 2 Per unit per week: The Stables 211 - 434 Open all Year The Barn 304 - 637

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The Carthouse, Parc Cynhinfa, Pont Robert, Meifod SY22 6JP Teresa Isaac Tel: 01938 810270 Mob: 07891 136936 Email: teresaisaac@aol.com Web: www.cynhinfacottagesmidwales.co.uk The Carthouse is a recently renovated luxury 4 star cottage, situated in the beautiful countryside. 2 double rooms but can sleep up to 7 on request. Games room and play area making it an ideal family holiday. Short breaks available.
Units:1 (Sleeps up to 4 people) Short breaks 175 - 280 Per unit per week 350 - 560 Open all year

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Tyr Beudy, Cymerau Farm, Eglwys Fach, Machynlleth SY20 8TF Tel: 01654 781335 Magda and Paul Corser Email: corserpaul@btopenworld.com Web: www.kitevalleycottage.co.uk Secluded hillside cottage in the Dyfi valley,comfortably sleeping 4-5. Equally suitable for those seeking a quiet escape or an active holiday, with mountains, rivers and beaches easily accessible. Also available Farmhouse Annexe , sleeping 2. Ensuite bedroom, lounge and kitchenette. Aberystwyth 12miles, Machynlleth 6 miles, Ynyslas beach 5 miles.
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Criggion Nr Welshpool Powys SY5 9BG Mrs Lesley Burrowes Tel: 01743 884288 lesley@lanefarmbedandbreakfast.co.uk www.lanefarmbedandbreakfast.com A warm welcome awaits on our working organic farm, situated between Welshpool and Shrewsbury. Four spacious, en-suite bedrooms, two on the ground floor, all with TVs, beverages. Sitting room. Hearty farmhouse breakfasts. Ideally situated to explore Mid Wales and beyond.

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Broad Street, Newtown, Powys SY16 2BQ Tel: 01686 626271 Email: admin@elephantandcastlehotel.co.uk Web: www.elephantandcastlehotel.co.uk Set on the banks of the River Severn, our hotel is in the centre of Newtown. 5 beautiful Executive rooms overlook the river. Enjoy a hearty Welsh breakfast in our Riverside Restaurant. Our main bedrooms have been re-furbished to a high standard. A good selection of real ales and draught beers available. Comprehensive menus serving delicious homemade food served in our Bar or Restaurant. Facilities for walkers and cyclists. Parking at rear of hotel.
No of rooms: 31 B&B per person per night: From 40 Open all year DB&B per person per night: From 55

Berriew Welshpool Powys SY21 8AS Email: jane.trefnant@btconnect.com

Tel: 01686 640262 Jane Jones Web: www.trefnanthall.co.uk

A delightful listed farmhouse built in 1742 with large garden and glorious views over rolling countryside. Jane and David will give you a warm welcome to their working hill farm just two miles from Powis Castle. All rooms ensuite with TV and beverage tray and central heating. Guest lounge available. Also luxury 4 star self catering unit available. Rooms: 3 March November
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Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, Newtown, Powys SY16 3PW Tel: 01686 650224 Email: gregynog@wales.ac.uk Web: www.gregynog.wales.ac.uk Unique B&B accommodation in an historic courtyard, set within 750 acres of a country estate, incorporating grade 1 listed gardens and ancient oak woodlands. Waymarked walks give tantalising views of the Montgomeryshire countryside. Self-catering Garden Cottage sleeps 11 and is perfect for groups (Visit Wales 2 stars 350 - 1000) Rooms: 7 B&B Per person per night: From 40.75 Open all year
Foel Welshpool Powys SY21 0NU Tel: 01938 820214 Mob: 07814 616826 Email: manddyffryn@yahoo.co.uk Web: www.dyffrynbandb.co.uk

Croeso, a warm welcome to all at Dyffryn. Centrally located in beautiful unspoilt countryside, ideal for touring coast, lakes, mountains, fishing, cycling and walking. Relax in attractive en-suite bedrooms. Evening meals served in adjacent licensed restaurant using local produce.

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Porthouse Wood Cabins


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Yr Efail, Aberbechan, Newtown, SY16 3AX Tel: 01686 625430 Mob: 07941 950 042 Mark Thomas Email: porthousecabins@btinternet.com Web: www.porthousewoodcabins.co.uk
Two comfortable log cabins in woodland overlooking River Severn, 1.5 miles from Newtown. Pets welcome. Fishing available. Great for walking and birdwatching.
Units : 2 (sleeps between 1-4 people) Per unit per week: 260 - 360 Open from Jan to Dec

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Cwm Moel, Aberedw Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3UU Eleanor Davies Tel: 01982 570271 eleanoraberedw@keme.co.uk www.cwmmoelcountryholidays.co.uk
17th Century farmhouse situated in peaceful, unspoilt valley, surrounded by excellent walks. Tastefully furnished en-suite bedrooms. Comfortable lounge, Antique furniture, TV, books, well equipped music room. Also learn to sing breaks as featured in THE TIMES and THE GUARDIAN. Private trout fishing. Grazing for horses. Delicious local food. Authors choice in Lonely Planet Wales Guide.

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Builth Wells Powys LD2 3NP Mr Peter Smith Tel: 01982 552601 Fax: 01982 552586 Email: caerberis@btconnect.com Web: www.caerberis.com The former home of Lord Swansea, Caer Beris Manor is set in 27 acres of parkland surrounded by the river Irfon. All rooms have a private bath and shower, TV and telephone. Enjoy the finest local food and wines from around the world in a panelled restaurant dating from 1570, for the romantic, four poster beds and champagne : for the active, fishing, shooting, riding, golf and walking. Enjoy a drink in the conservatory which overlooks the parkland sweeping down to the river, or relax in front of one of our blazing log fires. Please send for a colour brochure for details of fishing, golf breaks and also family holidays.
Rooms: 23 Open all year B&B per person per night: 63.95 - 83.95 Romantic Getaway from - 239.95 per couple DB&B per person per night: 78.95 - 98.95
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Penrheol Farm, Llanynis, Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3HH Tel: 01982 553075 Mob: 07899 874644 Claire Coyle Email: accoyle@tiscali.co.uk Web: www.penrheol.co.uk

Perfect base for rest and relaxation or active exploration of the countryside. Two beautiful cottages. Relax in the hot tub while enjoying the panoramic views.
Units: 2 (Each sleeps between 2 and 8 people) Per unit per week: 230 -600 Open all year

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22 Broadway, Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3DB Tel: 01827 701512 Mob: 07812 746568 Mrs Carolyn Hill Email: carolynhill@ntlworld.com www.mid-wales-holidays.co.uk Charming bungalow. Peaceful setting. Two twin bedrooms. Large enclosed garden. Short stroll to Builth, Golf Course, Showground, spectacular riverside walks. Ideal centre for touring Wales.

Units: 1 (sleeps up to 4 people) Per unit per week: 260 - 360

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Pwllgwilym, Llanafan Road, Cilmery, Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3NY Tel: 01982 552140 Mob: 07887 554254 Jane Davies Email: jane04@tiscali.co.uk Web: www.pwllgwilym-cottages.co.uk

Set in 60 acres of spectacular scenery, two miles from Builth Wells. Walkers and cyclists welcome. Three spacious en-suite rooms, one with disabled facilities.

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Llandrindod Wells - Serviced


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Holly Farm, Howey Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5PP Mrs Ruth Jones Tel: 01597 822402 Fax: 01597 822402 Email: ruth@hollyfarmbandb.co.uk Web: www.hollyfarmbandb.co.uk Tastefully restored Tudor farmhouse on working farm in peaceful location. Ensuite bedrooms with breathtaking views over fields & woods, CTV, beverage trays, a lounge and log fire.
Wonderful area for wildlife, walking, cycling. Near Red Kite feeding station. Safe parking. WTB Farmhouse award. A real Taste of Wales in hospitality and cuisine. Brochure. Open all Year. Food and hygiene rating 5.

Off Howey Road, Llandrindod Wells Powys LD1 5ED Mrs Diane Evans Tel: 01597 822255 Web:www.dolberthogfarm.co.uk Email: dolberthogfarm@yahoo.co.uk Relax and unwind in the warm and friendly atmosphere at our working farm situated in peaceful countryside 0.5 mile south of Llandrindod Wells. Enjoy a breath of fresh air with scenic walks, fishing, wildlife and the Red Kite Centre nearby. Bedrooms are en-suite, T.V. beverage trays, safe parking. Visit Wales Farmhouse Award. Brochure available. Rooms: 2 Twin / Double B&B per person per night: 30 - 35
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Rooms: 3 Open all year B&B per person per night: 32-40

Weekly rate DB&B: 325 - 335 DB&B per person per night: 47 - 60

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Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5DY Tel: 01597 823700 Email: info@metropole.co.uk Web: www.metropole.co.uk An ideal base to explore Wales, the 4 Star Metropole Hotel offers first-class service, superb accommodation, an AA Rosette award-winning Restaurant, contemporary brasserie and fabulous Spa with 18m pool, sauna, steamroom, Jacuzzi, gym and relaxing Spa treatments.

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Brynhir Farm
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Chapel Road, Howey, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5PB Tel: 01597 822425 Mob: 07909 006649 Mrs Ceinwen Nixon Email: ceinwen@brynhirfarm.co.uk Web: www.brynhirfarm.co.uk Luxury accommodation on working farm in magnificent mountain setting with breathtaking views; peace and tranquillity are assured here. Ideal walking area. The Kite, Pied Flycatchers, Redstarts, Buzzards, Barn Owls commonly seen on farm. Conducted badger tours. All rooms en-suite with colour televisions & beverage trays. Safe parking. Selected by Wales Great Little Places & Dining out in Wales guide. Brochure available.
Rooms: 6 Open all year DB&B per person per night: From 50 - 53 B&B per person per night: From 32-37 Weekly DB&B per person: 330 - 345
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Rooms: 114 Open all year B&B per person per night: 53.00 - 77.50 DB&B per person per night: 67.00 - 99.00

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The Bell Country Inn, Llanyre, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD16DY Shelley Rowlands Tel: 01597 823 959 Fax: 01597 82 5618 Email: info@bellcountryinn.co.uk Web: www.bellcountryinn.co.uk The Bell Country Inn is located just outside the picturesque Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells and overlooks the beautiful welsh hills and countryside. All bedrooms are en-suite to a high standard. Freshly prepared home-cooked food. Bar and restaurant.
Rooms: 9 Open all year B&B Per person per night: 47.50 - 75 (based on 2 people sharing)

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Chapel Road, Howey, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5PB Tel: 01597 823543 Sarah and David Duggan Email: info@acorncourt.co.uk Web: www.acorncourt.co.uk Welcome to this 5 Star Award Winning Country House set in 50 acres. Ideal for Relaxing, Walking, Golf, Bowling, Bird Watching & Exploring the Heart of Mid Wales. All bedrooms en-suite, lounge areas, tea/coffee, fridge, TV/DVD. Howey a mile. Spacious car park.
Open all year B&B per person per night: 35 - 45 Special rates for seasonal short breaks

Hillside Lodge Guest House


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Llanbadarn Fynydd Nr. Llandrindod Wells Powys LD1 6TU Tel: 01597 840364 Barbara Ainsworth This family-run guest house offers excellent accommodation in an outstanding, peaceful position. Standing alone on the hillside looking out across the valley. Non-smoking only. 3 star self catering apartments also available for a week or short break. Phone for details.

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Llanwrtyd Wells - Serviced


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Llangammarch Wells Powys LD4 4BY Tel: 01591 610802 Email: mail@cammarch.com Web: www.cammarch.com A warm welcome awaits you at The Cammarch. Set in stunning surroundings you will feel relaxed as soon as you arrive. For the more adventurous there are plenty of activities we can arrange for you.
Rooms: 15: 7 Dbl/twin, 4 family suites with 2 bedrooms, (2 have kitchen/diner) B&B per person per night: From 45 DB&B per person per night: From 65 Open all year

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Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys LD5 4RW Tel: 01591 610515 Web: www.lasswadehotel.co.uk GOOD VIEWS RECOMMENDED AWARDED RESTAURANT GOOD LOCAL FOOD COMFORT AND HOSPITALILTY Close to Brecon Beacons, Cambrian Mountains, Builth Wells/Hay on Wye Local activities: GOLF, FISHING, RIDING, WALKING AND CYCLING

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The Coach House, Orchard St, Brecon, Powys LD3 8AN Marc Hopkins and Tony Davies Tel: 01874 620043 Mobile: 07974 328 437 Text booking: 07974 328 437 (with requirements) Email: thecoachhousebrecon@gmail.com Web: www.coachhousebrecon.com The Coach House offers comtemporary, luxury accommodation, stylish bedrooms, a first class service and great local knowledge. The AA awarded breakfast menu includes Eggs Brychan, scrambled eggs, smoked salmon and laverbread. Private parking and a peaceful garden. Relax and enjoy.

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Brecon Road, Craig-y-Nos, Pen-y-Cae, Swansea Valley, Powys SA9 1GJ Tel: 01639 730639 Mob: 07813 604955 enquiries@pentrestables.co.uk www.pentrestables.co.uk In the heart of the beautiful Brecon Beacons with modern spacious rooms. Able to accommodate groups; pets welcome; free wi-fi. Also Riding Holidays available. No of rooms: 3 Open all year B&B per person per night: From 45 DB&B per person per night: From 65 Self catering: Sleeps up to 6 people Per week: From 390
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Tel: 01874 636610 Email: carol@blaencar.co.uk Web: www.blaencar.co.uk


Enjoy a warm Welsh welcome on a traditional working farm in the heart of Brecon Beacons National Park. Charming en-suite bedrooms or luxurious suite with draped Four-poster bed. Friendly country pubs, 15 mins walk. Ideal base for relaxation, cycling, walking, touring in unspoilt countryside.

Sennybridge, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8RS Tel: 01874 636101 Mobile: 07912 448696 Email: info@uskandrailwayinn.com Web: www.uskandrailwayinn.com Sennybridge Village Inn, ideally placed between Brecon and Llandovery for touring, sightseeing, walking, cycling or just relaxing. Six newly refurbished rooms. Real ales, wines and good food. Parking. Wi-fi. Bike lock-up Rooms: 6 B&B Per person per night: From 32.50
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Llangorse, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7UG. Tel: 01874 658 606 penybryn@activityuk.com www.stayinllangorse.com Situated in Llangorse overlooking lake and mountains, ideal for a leisurely meander or for the adventurous, a wealth of activities. The five star accommodation set in three acres of garden, is of a very high standard. Self catering accommodation also available. Online booking available at www.stayinllangorse.com
Rooms: 4 B&B per person per night: From 35 (2 sharing) Open all year

22 Watton,Brecon, Powys LD3 7ED Tel: 01874 624038 Mob: 07929 622708 Email: jim@thegrange-brecon.co.uk Web: www.thegrange-brecon.co.uk People friendly, food aware; close to town and good fresh air. A comfy bed to lay your head; a hearty brekker - youll be well fed!

Brecon Beacons National Park Ambassadors They have taken time out of their business to make sure they offer outstanding information and service.

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Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages


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Brynoyre, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon, Powys LD3 7YS Tel: 01874 676446 Email: enquiries@breconcottages.com Web: www.breconcottages.com
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Wern-y-Marchog Farm, Cantref, Brecon LD3 8LW Ann Phillips Tel: 01874 665329 Mob: 07977 337523 Email: enquiries@wernymarchog.co.uk Web: www.wernymarchog.co.uk Luxury barn conversion with character, comfort and style. Also spacious three bedroomed bungalow, recently updated throughout. Situated in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons, with easy access to all the main peaks from the doorstep. Shared HOT TUB available.
2 units: one sleeps 2 and one up to 6 Per unit per week: 200 - 600
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350 cottages and farmhouses in wonderful unspoilt locations throughout the Brecon Beacons National Park, Black Mountains, Wye Valley and Golden Valley. From delightful riverside cottages and isolated mountain farmhouses to spacious manor houses for special occasions. Warm and comfortable with oak beams and open fires. Ideal locations for all outdoor activities- walking, pony-trekking, fishing, golf, mountain biking, climbing and bird watching. Nearby inns have a good food, real ales and open fires. Pets welcome. Short breaks available.
Sleeps between: 2 40 people Per unit per week: 210 - 3000 Open all year Short breaks available: 3 nights 184 - 1500

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Crai, Brecon, Powys LD3 8YS Mrs L A Matthews Tel: 01874 636797 Email: info@abercottages.com Web: www.abercottages.com

David Powell Free of Charge: In addition to your printed advertisement above, your property is Tel: 01874 622 041 explore Mid Wales & Brecon Beacons Website www.exploremidwales.com.

Explore 220 acre organic farm in Brecon Beacons. Fresh spring water, open hill, unspoilt scenery, starry skies, abundant wildlife. Children and dogs welcome. Organic produce.
Units:2 (one sleeps 6, one sleeps 4 - sleeping 10 together) Short breaks 160 - 200 Per unit per week: 300 - 450 Open all year

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Web: www.beaconslodge.co.uk Email: info@beaconslodge.co.uk Spacious and superbly renovated 18th century barn conversion. Breathtaking views of the Brecon Beacons. Exceptionally well equipped, large sunny conservatory, enclosed garden safe for children.

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Units:1 (Sleeps up to 10) Open all year

Per Unit Per Week : 775 - 1175 Short breaks available

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Bailea Farm, Maescar, Sennybridge, Brecon, Powys LD3 8TB Marjorie Morgan Tel: 01874 636373 Email: enquiries@bailea.com Web: www.bailea.com Two luxurious and spacious cottages. Converted 16th Century farm buildings mile from A40. Panoramic views over picturesque Usk Valley. Idyllic location. King size beds, ensuite bedrooms, jacuzzi. Rest and relaxation, or active exploration of Brecon Beacons and surrounding area.
Units: 2 (each sleeps 2 - 4) Prices per unit per week: 320 - 540 Open all Year

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal


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Beaconsfield, Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8NB David Powell Tel: 01874 622041 Email: info@beaconslodge.co.uk Web: www.beaconslodge.co.uk Recently refurnished property. Sun lounge, 3 bedrooms, bathroom with bath and shower. Fully fitted kitchen, dining room, spacious lounge. Stunning views of the Beacons. Ample parking, enclosed gardens. One dog by negotiation.
Units:1 (Sleeps up to 5) Open all year Per Unit Per Week : 430 - 665 Short breaks available Units: 1 sleeps 2 Per unit per week: 270 - 370

Pregge Lane Crickhowell Powys NP8 1SE Tel: 01873 811157 Fax: 01873 811157 Email: info@preggemill.com Web: www.preggemill.com Beautifully restored mill cottage in area of outstanding beauty overlooking Crickhowell. Panoramic views. Feature spiral staircase, double glazing, oak floor. Central for walking, fishing, pubs, restaurants, trekking etc.
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Cae Crwn Cottage


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Cae Crwn Cottage, Cae Crwn Battle, Brecon LD3 9RW Penny Cox Tel: 01874 610410 Mob: 07948 971685 pennycaecrwn@hotmail.co.uk Spacious, well equipped, converted barn with woodburner. Situated on a friendly small holding. Perfect for relaxing. Enjoy a glass of wine on the enclosed terrace with breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside and Brecon Beacons. Lovely woodland and river walk. Sleeps up to 6 people Per week: From 450 - 800 Open all year

Hay-on-Wye - Serviced
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No of rooms: 17 Open All Year B&B per room per night: from 80 DB&B per room per night: from 135.00

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Breathe Deeper Walk Further Play Harder Relax Longer Sleep Better Leave Happier Return Sooner

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15 Cross Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 5EN Tel: 01873 857121 Fax: 01873 858059 Email: mail@angelabergavenny.com Web: www.angelabergavenny.com Historic coaching Inn refurbished with art and antiques; also nearby Cottage and Lodge. Surrounded by market, castle and independent shops. Stylish restaurant and courtyard. The Tea Guilds Award of Excellence for afternoon teas. Lift. Complimentary Wi Fi.

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Rhayader Powys LD6 5LB Tel: 01597 810183 Mob: 07825 433884 Email: wyesidecc@powys.gov.uk Web: www.wyesidecamping.co.uk Located in the old market town of Rhayader. Wyeside Caravan and Camping Park nestles on the peaceful banks of the River Wye. The site offers excellent facilities for campers and tourers. An ideal location for holidaymakers, young and old alike.

Pencelli Brecon Powys LD3 7LX Tel: 01874 665451 Email: pencelli@tiscali.co.uk Web: www.pencelli-castle.com Peacefully set at the foothills of the Brecon Beacons, within walking distance of the highest peaks. Adjoining Brecon Canal and Taff Cycle Trail. Village Inn 150 yards. Shop, hardstandings, serviced pitches, shower block. Red deer, vintage farm machinery, childrens play area. On bus route. Free WiFi. Closed Dec and Jan. Assistance dogs only. 2012 Wales in Bloom Winner 2010 David Bellamy Gold Award 2010 Loo of the Year National Winner Wales 2006 AA Best Campsite in Wales 2005 National Tourism Awards Winner
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20 caravan pitches 70 tent pitches

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Llangatog Llanddeusant Carmarthenshire SA19 9YG Tel: 01550 740217 Email: davidandsharon@blackmountainholidays.co.uk Web: www.blackmountainholidays.co.uk Our park offers static caravans, touring and tent pitches. Our main camping field has glorious views over Fan Brycheiniog.
Tents: from 6 Open all year

Gwerniago, Pennal, Machynlleth, SY20 9JX Tel: 01654 791227 Mair Jones Email: contact@gwerniago.co.uk Web: www.gwerniago.co.uk Ideal for exploring Snowdonia National Park and Mid Wales. Lovely estuary views, overlooking Dyfi Osprey Project. Beaches and mountains nearby. New facilities, inc. disabled.
Open March to October

Caravans:6 Overnight charge per pitch per night: From 18 Tents: 26 Overnight charge per pitch per night: From 15

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Caravans: from 10 Short Breaks available

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Abermule Montgomery Powys SY15 6NW Tel: 01686 670408 / 07891528061 Email:park2006@btinternet.com Web: www.goetreretreatcaravanpark.co.uk Enjoy a relaxing break with us in Mid Wales. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, central heating and free satellite TV. Brochure available.
No of units: 1 Sleeps up to 6 people Open March to October (inc) Price per break: From 120 - 150 (Fri Mon or Mon Fri)

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Activities and Attractions


Canolfan Owain Glyndwr Centre
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Heol Maengwyn, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 8EE Tel: 01654 702214 Email: ymhol@canolfanglyndwr.org Web: www.canolfanglyndwr.org Owain Glyndwr Heritage Centre houses an exhibition of life and legacy of Owain Glyndwr with video of Owain Glyndwr Parliament 1404. Interactive map of campaigns, reproduction of Pennal letter, sword. Chronological information of uprising and campaign. Open Easter - 30th Sept (closed Sun/Mon term time). By app other times

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Llangorse, Brecon, Powys LD3 7TR Tel: 01874 658252 Mob: 07711 100419 Email: walestrails@hotmail.com Web: www.trail-riding.co.uk Riding for everyone. Small groups. Quality, kind horses. Half and full day rides. Trekking for all abilities. Hacking at a faster pace for riders. Also 2 6 day trail rides for experienced riders.

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Caf, Designer Gifts, Books, Workshops.

Visit Oriel Davies, Newtowns stunning Contemporary Art Gallery;a key gallery of Wales showing groundbreaking national and international art and craft.

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Abergavenny Museum

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Abergavenny Museum

Paddles & Pedals Canoe Hire

Castle Street Abergavenny Monmouthshire NP7 5EE Tel: 01873 854282 Fax: 01873 736004
abergavennymuseum@monmouthshire.gov.uk www.abergavennymuseum.co.uk

Set in the picturesque grounds of a ruined castle. Objects in the permanent galleries illustrate life in this historic market town. Victorian Kitchen, 1940s Grocers Shop and Air Raid Shelter. Refurbished gallery hosts regular temporary exhibitions. Shop. Free Entry. Parking.
Opening PeriodMon Sat 11-1, 2-5 Sun 2-5 Nov Feb Closes 4pm and closed Sundays.

Hay-on-Wye, Hereford HR3 5DE Tel: 01497 820604 Web: www.canoehire.co.uk

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Explore the beautiful River Wye. Take a picnic and paddle downstream SENT: ....................... for half-day or full-day. Or take your tent and camp on the way downstream. We provide all canoeing/kayaking equipment and maps. Free riverside parking

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Gregynog
Courtyard caf and shop Grade 1 listed gardens & woodland walks within a National Nature Reserve Programme of events throughout the year
01686 650224 gregynog@wales.ac.uk www.gregynog.wales.ac.uk Located near Newtown, Powys SY16 3PW

Supporting over 100 artists from all over Wales. Open 13th feb - 24th Dec

Open daily. Estate admission fee applies, administered via a 2.50 car parking charge Gardens admission 3 per person

Call of the Wild Ltd


Maes-y-Fron, Abercrave Nr Swansea SA9 1XU

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Tel: 01639 700388 Email: info@adventurebritain.com Web: www.adventurebritain.com

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Sports and Leisure Centres

Leisure and Culture


Brecon Bro Ddyfi, Machynlleth Builth Wells Crickhowell East Radnor, Presteigne Gwernyfed, Three Cocks Hay-on-Wye Knighton Llandrindod Wells Llanfair Caereinion Llanfyllin Llanidloes Maldwyn, Newtown Rhayader The Flash, Welshpool Ystradgynlais wi-fi 01874 623677 01654 703300 01982 552324 01873 810997 01544 260302 01497 847740 01497 820431 01547 529187 01597 824249 01938 810634 01691 648814 01686 412871 01686 628771 01597 811013 01938 555952 01639 844854

Come and visit our well equipped Sport and Leisure Centres offering the visitor a wide range of facilities and activities throughout the year. Start planning to make the best of your time here, call us to see whats on in the nearest centre to you right now or visit www.powys.gov.uk/leisurecentres

Libraries www.powys.gov.uk/libraries
Brecon library Builth Wells library Crickhowell library Hay on Wye library Knighton library Llandrindod Wells library Llanfair Caereinion library Llanfyllin library Llanidloes Customer Service point Llanwrtyd Wells library Machynlleth library Montgomery library Newtown library Presteigne library Rhayader library Talgarth library Welshpool library Ystradgynlais library 01874 623346 01982 552722 01873 810856 01497 820847 01547 528778 01597 826870 01938 811028 01691 648794 01686 412855 01591 610657 01654 702322 01686 668937 01686 626934 01544 260552 01597 810548 01874 711665 01938 553001 01639 845353

All our libraries (except Montgomery) offer FREE Wi-fi computer access, for information, learning and leisure online. All our computers are free to use. We recommend booking your session in advance to ensure availability.
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Museums www.powys.gov.uk/museums
Powysland Museum, Welshpool Newtown Textile Museum Llanidloes Museum Radnorshire Museum, Llandrindod Wells Judges Lodging, Presteigne 01597 824513 01544 260650 www.exploremidwales.com 01938 554656

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A truly accessible part of Wales

By Plane

The closest international airports are located in Cardiff, Bristol, Liverpool (John Lennon), Manchester and Birmingham.

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Via The Heart of Wales Line Shrewsbury to Swansea (with stops including Knighton, Llandrindod Wells and Llanwrtyd Wells). Via The Cambrian Line Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth (with stops including Welshpool, Newtown, Caersws and Machynlleth). National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484950 www.nationalrail.co.uk

By Coach

National Express Coaches has stops throughout the region. Telephone: 08705 808080 www.nationalexpress.com To request a Powys Travel Guide, containing detailed public transport information for this area. Contact: 0845 6076060 Traveline: 0871 200 22 33. call centre is open from 7am-10pm. www.traveline-cymru.info

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Explore Wales Pass

One ticket that gives you the freedom to enjoy unlimited access to all of Wales mainline train services and almost every bus service. Ticket holders also receive a range of other benets including two for one entry or discounted admission to many of Wales biggest tourist attractions and Youth Hostel Accommodation. Telephone 0845 606 1660 www.explorewalespass.co.uk
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Brecon Mountain Railway

Beacons Bus Catch the Beacons Bus, the walk and ride service thats the best and greenest way to explore the Beacons (it takes bikes too). Operating Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays throughout June, July, August and September. www.travelbreconbeacons.info
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Take your pick...


The Isle of Anglesey Anglesey offers unparalleled beauty, amazing adventures, serious solitude and a warm welcome. Easily accessible; this unique island, with its coastline, varied beaches and historical towns make it a superb base for all the family. Those that have visited need not be told. They just return t : +44 (0)1248 713177 e : anglesey@nwtic.com w : visitanglesey.co.uk w: facebook.com/visitanglesey Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Vibrant Llandudno, the Victorian seaside gem with a history that goes back to the Bronze Age. World Heritage Conwy with its rich maritime past. Waterfront adventure in Colwyn Bay. Year round breaks, lled with family fun, good food, great walking, worldclass theatre and a full calendar of exciting events. All within easy reach of Snowdonia. t : +44 (0)1492 577577 e : llandudnotic@conwy.gov.uk w : visitllandudno.org.uk w : facebook.com/visitingllandudno Rhyl and Prestatyn Among the best recognised British seaside resorts. Fabulous award-winning beaches with a range of family friendly attractions, events and activities. Walk the Offas Dyke path in Prestatyn. An hours drive from Merseyside and the West Midlands. t : +44 (0)1745 344515 / +44 (0)1745 355068 e : rhyl.tic@denbighshire.gov.uk w : visitrhylandprestatyn.com The North Wales Borderlands Short journey: very different place. Less than 20 minutes from Chester, were just a short journey from the North West and the West Midlands. From the bustling shops and nightlife of Wrexham to the culinary delights of the Mold Food and Drink Festival to the world-famous Llangollen International Eisteddfod. One hundred percent Wales on your doorstep! t : +44 (0)1978 292015 e : tourism@wrexham.gov.uk w: www.northwalesborderlands.co.uk Snowdonia Mountains and Coast The outdoor adventure playground of North Wales that includes the Snowdonia National Park, Lln Peninsula and Cambrian Coastline. A wide choice of quality accommodation, attractions and activities castles, narrow-gauge railways, golf, cycling, walking, award winning beaches, country parks, coastal path, World Heritage Site, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Heritage Coast. t : +44 (0)1341 281485 e : tourism@gwynedd.gov.uk w : visitsnowdonia.info w : facebook.com/visitingsnowdonia w : twitter.com/visit_snowdonia w : visitsnowdonia.wordpress.com

Introducing Wales Holiday Areas


Mid Wales and the Brecon Beacons is one of the Holiday Areas within Wales. Each area has its own distinct character.
Ceredigion Cardigan Bay & the Cambrian Mountains Some of the UKs best coast and countryside to explore on foot or horseback, by bike or boat. Natural beauty from dolphins and red kites to waterfalls, woods and open moors. Enjoy good food, traditional festivals and unique events as well as award winning beaches and resorts, including colourful Aberaeron harbour and Aberystwyth, the cultural capital of Wales. t : +44 (0)1970 612125 e : brochure@ceredigion.gov.uk w :www.discoverceredigion.co.uk facebook: discoverceredigion Pembrokeshire Britains Only Coastal National Park Rated by National Geographic magazine experts as the second best coastline in the world. With 186 miles of magnicent and varied coastline and over 50 beaches, theres plenty of space for everyone. Choose between lively Tenby and Saundersfoot or peaceful St Davids and Newport. Perfect for outdoor activities or just relaxing. t : 44 (0)844 888 5115 e : tourism@pembrokeshire.gov.uk w : visitpembrokeshire.com Carmarthenshire Carmarthen Bay Stretching from Carmarthen Bay in the South to the Western Brecon Beacons in the North, discover Wales longest beaches, the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, the home of Merlin the magician plus Laugharne, Llandeilo, Carmarthen, Kidwelly, Pendine, Llandovery & the Tei & Towy Valleys. Perfect shing, cycling & walking. t : +44 (0)1267 231557 e : marketing@carmarthenshire.gov.uk w : discovercarmarthenshire.com Swansea Bay - Mumbles, Gower, Afan and the Vale of Neath Unwind in the UKs rst Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, relax on award-winning beaches, and explore unspoilt countryside. Visit some of the UKs best locations for walking, cycling, watersports and golf, together with Swansea, Wales Waterfront City, home to Wales rst Premier League football team. t : +44 (0)1792 468321 e : tourism@swansea.gov.uk w : visitswanseabay.com The Valleys Heart and Soul of Wales A stunning landscape perfect for walking, cycling and many other outdoor activities. The Valleys has a unique history, including a World Heritage Site, Wales largest Castle and Big Pit, the real coal mine attraction. For a true Welsh experience, visit The Valleys, the heart and soul of Wales. t : +44 (0)29 2088 0011 e : tourism@caerphilly.gov.uk w : thevalleys.co.uk Cardiff, Capital of Wales The capital of Wales has unique attractions, top-class entertainment and quality shopping with a difference. Cardiff Castle, the Millennium Stadium, National Museum Cardiff, the Wales Millennium Centre and brand new Doctor Who Experience combined with Cardiff Bay offer indoor and outdoor entertainment for everyone. t : +44 (0)29 2087 3573 e : visitor@cardiff.gov.uk w : visitcardiff.com

The Glamorgan Heritage Coast and Countryside The dramatic Heritage Coast and popular resorts of Barry Island and Porthcawl are fringed by lovely Vale and Bridgend countryside and green hills. Discover the special character of an area steeped in history and its close to Cardiff, Wales cosmopolitan capital. t : +44 (0)1446 704867 t: +44 (0)1656 786639 e : tourism@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk e : tourism@bridgend.gov.uk w : visitthevale.com w : bridgendbites.com

Wye Valley & Vale of Usk Brecon Beacons, Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Blaenavon World Heritage Site. Explore formidable Castles, Roman Towns and magnicent gardens; then take in award winning vineyards, bustling market towns and locally sourced pubs. With the renowned Abergavenny and Newport Food Festivals, the Celtic Manor Resort, Michelin starred restaurants and artisan producers, discover why were the food capital of Wales.

e : tourism@monmouthshire.gov.uk w : visitwyevalley.com
Holiday Area brochures For FREE copies of any THREE Holiday Area brochures please tick the appropriate boxes and send to: Visit Wales, Dept L08, PO Box 1, Cardiff CF24 2XN The Isle of Anglesey Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Rhyl & Prestatyn The North Wales Borderlands Snowdonia Mountains & Coast/Eryri Mynyddoedd a Mr Ceredigion Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains Pembrokeshire Carmarthenshire the Garden of Wales Swansea Bay, Mumbles, Gower, Afan & the Vale of Neath The Valleys Heart and Soul of Wales Cardiff The Glamorgan Heritage Coast & Countryside Name (please print): ................................................................................................................................ Address (please print): ........................................................................................................................... Post Code: ..........................................................

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ACTIVITIES FOR ALL Wales is the UKs activity capital. Find out more with the help of these FREE action-packed guides and take a look at the websites. Fishing Wales With endless coastline and countless rivers and lakes its no wonder Wales is an anglers paradise. www.shing.visitwales.com

Golf Wales The secrets out! More and more players are discovering and thoroughly enjoying Golf as it should be in Wales.

For FREE copies of any of the activity guides please tick the appropriate boxes and send to: Visit Wales, Dept P06, PO Box 1, Cardiff CF24 2XN Activities for all Fishing Wales Golf Wales

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Tourist Information Centres in Powys Canolfannau Croeso Ym Mhowys


Brecon / Aberhonddu The Market Car Park, Brecon, LD3 9DA 01874 622485 brectic@powys.gov.uk Elan Valley / Cwm Elan Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Elan Valley, Rhayader, LD6 5HP 01597 810898 info@elanvalley.org.uk Knighton / Tref Y Clawdd Offas Dyke Centre, West Street, Knighton, LD7 1EN 01547 528753 oda@offasdyke.demon.co.uk Presteigne / Llanandras Judges Lodging, Broad Street, Presteigne, LD8 2AD 01544 260650 info@judgeslodging.org.uk Welshpool / Y Trallwng Vicarage Gardens, Church Street, Welshpool, SY21 7DD 01938 552043 ticwelshpool@btconnect.com
Please note some information centres are not open 7 days. It is advisable to telephone and check before arriving.

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Talgarth The Tower Shop, The Square, Talgarth Powys LD3 0DD 01874 712226 tirc@talgarthcentre.org.uk Crickhowell / Crughywel Beaufort Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1BN 01873 812105 admin@crickhowellinfo.org.uk
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Hay on Wye / Y Gelli Gandryll The Craft Centre, Oxford Road, Hay on Wye, HR3 5DG 01497 820144 post@hay-on-wye.co.uk Llanwrtyd Wells / Llanwrtyd Ty Barcud, The Square, Llanwrtyd Wells, LD5 4RB 01591 610666 llanwrtydtouristinformation@yahoo.co.uk Llandrindod Wells / Llandrindod The Old Town, Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5DL 01597 822600 llandrindodtic@btconnect.com

Printed by Stephens and George. Published by Powys County Council, County Hall, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5LG Powys County Council 2012. Whilst the Powys Tourism Unit has made every effort to ensure accuracy in this publication, the Council cannot accept responsibility for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions or for any matter in any way connected with, or arising out of, the publication of the information contained within this brochure. Front cover photo: Brecon Beacons, Visit Wales Image Centre Crown Copyright 2012. Designed by Design Team at Powys County Council, Copywriting by Roger Thomas. Map illustration by Amanda Skipsey. Photography supplied by Visit Wales Image Centre Crown Copyright 2012, National Trust Photo Library (www.ntpl.org.uk), Brecon Beacons National Park, Llangorse Multi Activity Centre, Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust, Centre for Alternative Technology. Mobile App development by Geosho, mobile App illustration by Warren Osborne.

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