|Places to Visit
below are just some of the places you can visit along the line, shown
from North to South. For details of accommodation, take a look within...:
Heart of Wales Line Accommodation List
produced by HoWLTA
further information, contact one of the Tourist Information Centres (TIC)
who's numbers are listed below.
- (TIC 01743 350761)
This riverside town is the county administrative centre, with abbey,
museums, market, and a great variety of architectural styles.
(TIC 01694 723133)
A small, delightful town of little inns, specialist
shops, Victorian and half timbered buildings. A popular base for walkers,
it also has a large indoor antiques market. The town nestles under
the eastern slopes of the Long Mynd some 12 miles south of Shrewsbury.
It is set in superb hill country and is an ideal location for a short,
scenic walk or longer trek.
- (TIC 01547 528753)
A pleasant little market town; steep streets with a
variety of individualistic shops, and a good base for walkers, with
access to the Offa's Dyke Path.
(TIC 01597 822600)
A spacious town surrounded by some of the most beautiful
countryside in Wale. Each August a festival commemorates the town's
Victorian heyday. A few minutes walk will take the visitor into winding
country lanes and the surrounding hills. Places of interest include
a national cycle exhibition centre, a museum and a centre for alternative
treatments and medicines situated in the Rock Park. There is a sports
centre with an indoor heated swimming pool. Bus services also allow
you to explore the reservoirs and hills of the area.
- (TIC 01982 553307)
Serves Builth Wells, 1.5 miles away, though the best
bus access is from Llandrindod station. An historic market town with
a large showground at which the Royal Welsh and other shows are held.
There is also an Arts Centre.
- (TIC 01591 610666)
The smallest town in Britain is set at the end of the
Eppynt and Cambrian mountains. With a backdrop of hills rising to
1500 feet, this is a wonderful centre for walks, cycling, and observing
the abundant wild life of the area, including the famous Red Kite
and other birds of prey. A red kite feeding centre is also open for
visitors. The town itself evokes a real sense of times gone by.
- (TIC 01550 720693)
"The church among the waters", in its Welsh
Translation, is an important market town. The frequent markets are
a legacy of the days when this was a drover's town. Whilst it has
grown around the ruins of the castle, Llandovery's focal point is
the townsquare inorporating an historic clock tower, a small covered
market place and a selection of shops.
- (TIC 01558 8224226)
Picturesquely situated on a hill overlooking the River
Tywi, this busy little market town is steeped in history. Amidst some
breathtaking scenery, points of interest include Dinefwr Castle, once
home of the Prince of South Wales, and the impresive 365 foot Llandeilo
bridge spanning the River Tywi.
- (TIC 01554 772020)
Originally a Norman town, the 19th Century saw major
industrialisation here. The town is now transforming itself to form
a major tourist base, with beaches, the Millennium Coastal Park, a
Wildfowl and Wetlands centre, and other attractions.
- (TIC 01792 468321)
A major port, and the largest town on the line. Museums,
market, leisure centre and botanical gardens are just some of its
attractions. Good range of accommodation and eating places.
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August 2, 2014