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The Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells

Published: 08/05/2014 / Author: Luke

The Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells is conveniently located just 10 minutes away from the Lake Country House & Spa by car and is home to the biggest agricultural show in Europe. Its amazing to think that the Royal Welsh Show attracts around a quarter of a million people each year to mid Wales. The Showground its self also plays host to various events throughout the year including the Winter Fair, World Shearing Championships, the Small Holder and Garden Festival and many more. Tickets and a calendar for these events are easily found on the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society website. 

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Swans & Cygnets

Published: 18/06/2014

We currently have 8 beautiful cygnets swimming on our Lakes at the moment, which made me think it might be nice to write a short blog about swans in wales…

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5 Things You Must See in the Brecon Beacons

Published: 30/07/2014

5 Things You Must See in the Brecon Beacons
Sgwd yr Eira. Photo via Wikipedia

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Autumn in Wales

Published: 07/09/2015 / Author: Lake Country House

Autumn in Wales

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A Postcard from Builth Wells

Published: 15/03/2016 / Author: Dominic Garnett

A Postcard from Builth Wells

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Top 5 Welsh Words and Phrases

Published: 28/03/2016

Top 5 Words or phrases to remember when visiting Wales

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World Alternative Games

Published: 20/04/2016 / Author: Laura Davies

Llanwrtyd Wells is not only known for being the smallest town in Wales but also for home to some of the craziest, daftness and most adventurous games we have ever heard of. The past few years has seen a new side to the beautiful Welsh town, with bundles of tourists coming in and out almost every weekend. Green events and the world alternative games has ensured you will not be disappointed with things to do. From bog snorkelling to worm charming, there is literally something for everyone. Llanwrtyd Wells was mentioned in 2014 lonely planet’s travelling guide as one of the top towns to visit; they described it as ‘Llanwrtyd Wells has supplemented the tourist magic of being Britain’s smallest town with a series of bonkers events’ Bonkers being the word that comes to mind.

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Quirky Tourist Attractions in Mid Wales

Published: 10/05/2016 / Author: Lake House

Mid Wales has some brilliantly quirky, different and enjoyable places to visit. From a walk with miniature pigs to courtroom tours by oil lamp, here are some of the more eye-opening days out and visitor attractions in Powys, Mid Wales. All are within an hour or so of Lake Country House:

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4 of the Top Nature Reserves and Wildlife Attractions in Mid Wales

Published: 14/06/2016 / Author: Dominic Garnett

While it is always great to get a taste of local culture on travels, there is also an undeniable joy in escaping from civilisation altogether. Indeed, with Welsh National Parks, nature reserves and a wealth of special places to explore, a day or two spent in the wilder parts of Wales is an absolute must. Here are some of our favourite wildlife sites in Powys and beyond, along with some recommeded places to visit for nature lovers this summer:   

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