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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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Dinefwr

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Newton House Dinefwr

Dinefwr Estate The National Trust property of Dinefwr consists of several elements, Newton House, Dinefwr Park and Dinefwr Castle. It sits on the Western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Newton House The original house was built in 1660 and whilst there are traces of this building it was replaced by a Gothic style…

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Craig Y Nos

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Craig Y Nos Brecon Beacons

Craig Y Nos Coutry Park Craig Y Nos Country Park was originally part of Craig Y Nos Castle, the home of Adelina Patti the internationally famous 19th Century opera singer. It is situated in a secluded part of the upper Swansea Valley surrounded by dramatic rock cliffs. The 40 acre Victorian garden has woodlands, meadows,…

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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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Allt-yr-Esgair Hillfort

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Brecon Beacons

Allt-yr-Esgair Hillfort Today I visited Allt-yr-Esgair Hillfort an area of the Brecon Beacons between Llangorse Lake and the A40. You will see many hillforts in the area. One of which Pen-y-Crug is close to the coach house. The Iron Age hillfort we visited today  does not have the five rings where the embankments were. You…