Activities

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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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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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…