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Tretower Court

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Brecon Beacons Tretower Court

Tretower Court and Castle The Brecon Beacons has a number of castles some grander than others. My favourite has to be Tretower Court and Castle, not far from Aberyscir Coach House. It combines a 900 year old tower with a grand Elizabethan court. The setting is a quiet meadow far from the crouds. There is…

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Hay Winter Festival

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Brecon Beacons Winter Lights Hay Festival

Hay Winter Festival Once again I was organising the Hay Winter Festival 2018 stewards. The festival which was slightly smaller, this year was held in the marquee in the cattle market. It was festively decorated and had a selection of stalls selling wreaths, art, drink, reading lights and of cause books by the authors giving…

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Big Pit Blaenafon

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Brecon Beacons Big Pit Miners

Big Pit Blaenafon As part of our Brecon Beacons Ambassador scheme we visited Big Pit National Coal Museum at Blaenafon.The site sits high on the Blaenafon moor exposed to the Welsh weather. Below it are the rows of terraced houses where the miners once lived. Now home to commuters from the neighbouring cities like Swansea,…

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Cribarth Geotrail

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Cribarth Geotrail Brecon Beacons

Cribarth Geotrail The geotrail is part of the Brecon Beacons UNESCO Global Geopark. The area was awarded this status due to the significant geological formations that can be found here. As part of our Brecon Beacons Ambassador scheme the park geologist takes us up onto areas of the park that are full of these features…

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Blaernavon

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Brecon Beacons Blaernavon

Blaernavon Today I visited Blaernavon World Heritage Centre and Blaernavon Ironworks. The heritage centre is based in a converted school house. It offers an insight into the industrial era and the production of iron ore that went on to be railway tracks and cannon balls. There are displays and presentations designed to bring this era…