The rural heart of Wales is delightfully unspoilt, with undulating green hills, secluded valleys and lush forests nestled between the rugged Ceredigion coast and the imposing Cambrian Mountains. The charm of mid-Wales is its tranquil atmosphere which feels a million miles away from the bustling urban centre of Cardiff – it is truly a place to escape from it all and fully relax amongst the splendour of nature. That’s not to say there’s nothing to do whilst visiting, however, as you’ll be able to explore grand castles, beautiful gardens, and museums full of archaeological artefacts.
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This site has been heralded since Roman times for the beneficial effects of its waters, becoming a popular place for health-conscious Victorians to visit. The town flourished during the 19th century thanks to the introduction of the railway line. Within the Radnorshire Museum, a wonderful range of archaeological and paleontological artefacts are held, including items from the ruins of a nearby Roman fort.
This Grade II-listed Victorian Gothic mansion boasts lavish interiors and intriguing collections of artefacts, all used as furnishings. There are 52 rooms retaining their original features which can be explored. The gorgeous grounds contain courtyards, a lake and waterfall, woodland, and a 1.5 acre walled garden.
Discover the magnificent collection of artwork, tapestries and furniture in this redbrick 13th
century castle. As well as hosting some of Wales’ finest paintings, you’ll find exotic treasures from India and the Far East. The beautiful Italian and French influenced garden is overflowing with rare plants and sculptures, making it perfect for a relaxing stroll.
See the spectacular scenery Mid Wales has to offer on a nostalgic sightseeing train that’s been in service for over a century. From Aberystwyth, the powerful steam locomotive winds its way up steep slopes and navigates tight bends, made possible by its narrow track gauge and clever engineering. Enjoy a unique and exhilarating experience whilst enjoying in some breathtaking views.
Ancient Aberystwyth is a market town hugging the beautiful Cardigan Bay. The town's past as an elegant seaside resort can be seen in the grand houses lining the promenade, which glow in warm hues when the sun sets over the bay.
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