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Carreg Cennen Castle

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Brecon Beacons Carreg Cennen Castle

Carreg Cennen Castle  Carreg Cennen Castle is just outside Llandeilo on the Western side of the Brecon Beacons.  If you ever have an image of a romantic castle sitting on a rocky outcrop then this is the place to be. History It is likely that the first stronghold to be built on this limestone craig…

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Penderyn Distillery

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Brecon Beacons Penderyn Distillery

Penderyn Distillery Story It was a long time since whisky was distilled in Wales when a small group of friends met in a local pub and decided to do just that! This was was the biginning of Penderyn Distillery and it’s single malt from the local supply of fresh spring water. They owned a unique…

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Elan Valley

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Wales Elan Valley

The Elan Valley The Elan Valley is part of the Cambrian Mountains, a beautiful unspoilt area made even more interesting by the series of dams and reservoirs. The valley is just 22 miles from the coach house over a glorious mountain road. It consists of linked dams and lakes supplying water to Birmingham. The dams…

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Dolaucothi Gold Mine

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Dolaucothi Gold Mines & Dinefwr Brecon Beacons

Dolaucothi Gold Mine The Dolaucothi Gold Mine are famous for the rose coloured Welsh gold used in royal wedding rings. There is evidence of Bronze age mining followed by Romans, Victorians and Edwardians. 10 tons of shale and 1 ton of quartz produces 1 ounce of gold. Not commercially viable even if it’s value is…

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Abergavenny Food Festival

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recon Beacons Abergavenny Foood Festival

Abergavenny Food Festival The Brecon Beacons has a wide selection of festivals covering food, music, literature and agriculture. One of the most well known is the food festival at Abergavenny. This takes place in the third weekend of September. Entry is by purchased wrist band either for the whole weekend or individual days. History It…