Local Attractions

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See also the 'Towns and Villages' page.

 

Elan Valley Visitor Centre

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Gateway to the Elan Valley; Walking trails; Bike Hire; Exhibition area – water scheme, local history and wildlife; Café and gift shop; Guided tours; Picnic area;  Dog friendly.

 

Water-Break-its-neck waterfall - radnor hills

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Accessible walk to an enchanting waterfall set in the Radnor Forest. There are three walking trails starting from the Warren Wood car park ranging from the shortest walk to the waterfall itself, to a 1.5 miles circular walk.

 

The Thomas Shop - Penybont

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Deeply embedded in the history and culture of Radnorshire, the Thomas Shop is a unique blend of the old and the new. Museum, gallery, tea shop; Free entry.

 

The Lake and Park - Llandrindod Wells

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Historic Victorian man-made lake; Shop and café; Boat hire, nearby nature trails; accessible from town and amenities.

 

Rock Park - Llandrindod Wells

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Site of historical interest; Natural springs; Pleasant parkland walk.

 

National Cycle Museum - Llandrindod Wells

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Cycling heritage including historical artefacts. Over 260 cycles from an 1818 Hobby Horse, Victorian solid-tyred machines, classic lightweights to the latest carbon-fibre designs. Series of events and workshops. Located at Fiveways in Llandrindod town centre.

 

Radnorshire Museum - Llandrindod Wells

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Preserves and interprets the rich culture heritage of the old shire county of Radnorshire. People began to come to Llandrindod Wells to ‘take the waters’ in the 18th century, and the Radnorshire Museum tells the story of this practice which was most popular in late Victorian times. Located on Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells.

 

Aberystwyth Beach

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Aberystwyth is situated in the middle of the rugged Ceredigion coastline. Stroll up the mile long Victorian promenade which follows the pebble beach and visit the oldest pier in Wales (built in 1864). It is close to the centre of town which hosts a good range of high street stores and places to eat.

 

Borth Beach

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Borth has a three mile stretch of sandy beach with a good reputation for watersports. At the southern end of the beach, an ancient submerged forest is exposed by the outgoing tide. With free parking, toilets, lifeguards and shops.

 

Ynyslas Beach

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Ynyslas has three miles of stunning golden beach stretching from Borth in the South to the sand dunes in the North. Part of the Dyfi National Nature Reserve, Ynyslas is a great place for exploring, relaxing and watersports. Visitors can park on the sands near the visitor centre and toilets, with a walk through the dunes to access the beach.

 

Gigrin Farm, Red Kite Feeding Centre - Rhayader

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170 acre family-run farm near Rhayader; general and special photographic hides, coffee shop, gift shop, picnic site, and farm trail on site. Now also the Red Kite Rehabilitation Centre in conjunction with The Welsh Kite Trust.

 

Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre - Kington

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Owls, pygmy goats, miniature horses and donkeys, rare breed sheep, waterfowl, pheasants, poultry, mice, guinea pigs, chinchillas, ferrets, tortoises and more. Tea rooms; Located near Kington, Herefordshire.

 

The Judge's Lodging - Presteigne

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Step into the 1870s at the award-winning Judge's Lodging and discover the Victorian world of a most unusual household. Explore the 'upstairs, downstairs' life of the Victorian Judges, their servants and guests. Located near Presteigne an attractive small town right on the England/Wales border.

 

Brecon Beacons National Park

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Wealth of outdoor activities including hiking, watersports; mountain biking; rock climbing; gliding; horse riding; foraging; bushcraft; fishing; golf; geocaching; orienteering; abseiling.

 

Offa's Dyke Centre - Knighton

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The focus for activities based on the 8th Century earthwork built by Offa, King of Mercia. The Dyke follows the Welsh English border from the hills above Prestatyn to the Severn Estuary near Chepstow. With its free exhibition and car park, the Centre caters for the needs of a wide range of visitors.

 

Phil Price Rally School - Llangunllo, nr Knighton

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One Day intensive courses and corporate events. Authentic Welsh rally stages using RWD & 4WD Subaru Impreza’s. Fully qualified instructors and opprtunity to gain an M.S.A Rally Licence.

 

Mountain Bike Wales

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The one stop shop for Mountain Biking in Wales. With a number of designated centres dedicated to Mountain Biking and other bases across Wales, MB Wales is the perfect place for information. Coety Bach is approximately 45 minutes away from the Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Centre and 25 minutes from the Elan Valley base. 

 

Wyeside Arts Centre - Builth Wells

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Wyeside Arts Centre is a presenting venue for live and visual arts, cinema, and live satellite broadcasts. We have two auditoriums (the Castle Cinema and the Market Theatre), gallery, meeting space, the recently installed Window on the Wye which provides a working space for visual artists, bar and foyer.

 

Welsh Overland Safari - Cilmeri

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Independent guided tour company offering unique overland guided tours of some of the most beautiful, unspoilt landscapes in Europe, as well as rare natural habitats for wildlife.

 

Silver Mountain Experience - Ponterwyd

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Former silver-rich lead ore mine restored to its former glory. Guided tours include "A Dragon's Tale", "The Black Chasm" and "A Miner's Life". Other attractions include Gem Panning, Fossil Digging, The Time Lab Live History Show and the Llywernog Mining Museum.

 

Ultimate Xscape - Aberystwyth

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Two escape room experiences - "Spellbound" and "Room 13". Use a variety of skills to unlock your escape. With 60 minutes, you and your team have to work your way through the clues, crack the code and save yourself.

 

The National Showcaves Centre for Wales - abercrave

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17km long cave system near Ystradgynlais. One of the top tourist attractions in Wales. Main caves - "Dan Yr Ogof"; "Cathedral Cave" and "Bone Cave". The centre includes a museum, Iron Age farm, an Outdoor Dinosaur park, Shire horse centre and farm, playgrounds and stone circles. Visitors can also view fossils and pan for gold. (Photography by GeoPictures.net).

 

Fairbourne Railway - fairbourne

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The Fairbourne Railway has been running from Fairbourne village to the mouth of the Mawddach Estuary, connecting with the ferry to Barmouth for over a hundred years. Originally built to carry building materials, the railway has carried holidaymakers for over a hundred years.

 

Gwili Railway -bronwydd arms

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The Gwili Railway line is currently 4 miles between the end of the line at Abergwili Junction and the end of the line at Danycoed Halt. Run mainly by friendly volunteers, visitors can book special trips that cover Sunday lunches, cream teas and 'elevenses'. Also look out for special seasonal events Summer Galas, Easter and Christmas.

 

Hereford Cathedral - hereford

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Home of Mappa Mundi and the Chained Library. Open Gardens; Daily Services; Exhibitions; Cloisters Tours. Currently offering service podcasts and resources for home worship. Established education programme and series of special events throughout the year. (Image credit - Gordon Taylor).

Dragonfly Canal Boat Trips - brecon

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Based on the Brecon Canal basin offering cruises on the scenic and historic Monmouthshire to Brecon canal. Public outings; private hire; school trips; group outings; corporate hire; celebrations.

 

Newquay Boat Trips - newquay

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One and two hour dolphin spotting cruises entirely within the Cardigan By Special Area of Conservation along the Ceredigion Marine Heritage Coast (C.M.H.C) recognized for its unspoiled coastline and wildlife. Opportunity to see dolphins, porpoise, Atlantic grey seals and numerous bird species including razorbills and guillemots. Also offering two hour sea fshing trips with rods and bait supplied.