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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Valentines Breaks and Romantic Places in Wales

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Searching for a little romance far from those increasingly maddening crowds this year? Whether it is to mark St Valentine’s Day 2017, the Welsh equivalent of St Dwynwen’s Day, or just to treat your partner to a well-deserved break, mid Wales provides...

Our Top 5 Walks

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Best Welsh Walks around The Lake Country House If you enjoy walking, then the Lake Country House is the perfect base for you. Whether you are looking for the best short walks or a 20 mile hike across glorious mountains, we have some of the ...

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

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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...

Quirky Tourist Attractions in Mid Wales

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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...

World Alternative Games

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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...

Top 5 Welsh Words and Phrases

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Top 5 Words or phrases to remember when visiting Wales 1. Cwtch Welsh word for an affectionate hug. There's no literal English translation, but its nearest equivlent is "safe place". So if you give someone a cwtch, you're giving them a "safe...

A Postcard from Builth Wells

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The pretty town of Builth Wells has long been a favourite stopping point for any traveller. Straddling the River Wye and blessed with beautiful surrounding countryside, it is well known as one of the best places for walks in Mid Wales. But perhaps the...

Autumn in Wales

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As the freshness of autumn arrives, we enter perhaps the best time of all to enjoy an escape in Wales. Woodland walks and secret pathways await the visitor, while the greens of the Welsh countryside are about to give way to a rich array of golds...

5 Things You Must See in the Brecon Beacons

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View from Corn Du. Photo sourced Wikipedia   July 28th to August 3rd marks National Parks Week - a chance to celebrate the incredible spaces all around us. From our enviable position in the Welsh countryside, we’re within driving distance...