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Weird & Wonderful Welsh Christmas Traditions You Didn't Know About

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We’re well into December now and Christmas is on it’s way. We hope you’re enjoying the festive cheer and making the most of your favourite Xmas indulgences. December is perfect time for throwing yourself into tradition and having fun. Whether...

Top 10 Things to Do & See in Builth Wells Mid Wales

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Builth Wells is attractive little town, hidden amongst the verdant valleys of Mid Wales. Unlike most quaint towns in the middle of the countryside, Builth used to be a kingdom. The tiny Kingdom of Builth. Elystan Glodrydd aka “Æthelstan the Famous...

Alternative ways to explore the Brecon Beacons

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To exhaust the Brecon Beacons seems to be impossible. No matter how many times you visit, there is still opportunity to discover more… An area of outstanding beauty, there are so many ways to make the most of it! Whether you are a keen trekker, ...

Deal with Stress the Easy Way – Spa Break Health Benefits

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Have you ever looked at a wellness guide? Or one of those “mind, body and soul” blogs? They probably account for 99.9% of all webpages… When we read things like, do yoga twelve hours a day, smile relentlessly, ground yourself (like an electricity...

Best Walks in the Brecon Beacons & Snowdonia

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At the Lake Country House, Hotel & Spa in Powys, Mid Wales, we’re very lucky. How so? Well, in terms of travel time we’re pretty much equal distance from two of the most beautiful national parks in the UK – The Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia...

Stargazing in Wales: The Brecon Beacons - Dark Sky Reserve

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful if on a clear night we could all head outside and see a sky dusted with gazillions of stars? The reality is, that many of us live in areas where light pollution obscures the heavens. Even on cloudless evenings the blackness...

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wales

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1. The Longest place Name in the UK Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Got that? This outrageously extravagant Welsh name belongs to a peaceful little town on an island off Anglesey. Roughly translated into English it creates...

Summer Highlights & Events in Mid Wales: What's on in 2018

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While many of our guests visit Powys to enjoy the sheer tranquility, there are some fantastic regional events on over the coming months of May to August. Some tip the hat to our wonderful food, drink and culture; others are just beautifully bonkers...

10 Amazingly Beautiful Places to Visit in Wales

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Whether it’s a prime spot for your favourite activity or somewhere to take that holiday-defining picture, everyone loves a spectacular location. Nor is Wales short of beautiful places, from manmade to natural wonders. Cast your eyes across the heights...

Romantic Gift Ideas & Breaks for Two in Wales for 2018

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Whether it's a birthday, Valentine's Day or any special occasion, there are so many ways to spoil your partner these days. But if we had to pick something straight from the heart here in Mid Wales, where would we start? Gift ideas might start with...

10 Must Try Activities & Experiences in Wales for 2018

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Do you have any big plans for 2018? Before the season of excess comes to a close, many of us will already be planning some new adventures and time away in the New Year.  It could be a spot of relaxation or adventure; a new destination or an entire...

Festive Markets, Events and Christmas Escapes in Mid Wales 2017

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If the clamour for all things Christmas is already getting to you, mid-Wales represents a more peaceful, traditional festive season. There are some excellent Christmas markets and fairs to get stocked up for the big day; not to mention some great ...

Events, Activities & Great Reasons to visit Mid Wales this Autumn

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For anyone who loves the Welsh countryside, autumn is one of the most delightful times of the year to plan a getaway. Besides  the glorious colours and outdoor spaces to roam, there are some great events and activities to enjoy on your next visit...

A Quick Guide to Hay on Wye: Top 6 Things to See and Do

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Cute, quirky and distinctly bookish, Hay-on-Wye is a delightful place to visit for anyone who finds themselves in the Powys area. Perhaps the ultimate headline grabber is the Welsh town’s definitive literature festival each summer. It’s just as pretty...

Outdoor Activities and New Things to Try in Wales this Summer

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 As tempting as it can be to stick to the tried and tested activities on your next break, completely new experiences can make for the most memorable times of all. From mountain biking thrills to wild swimming, here are five must try activities for...