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Attractions and Activities in Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

It's not all about the landscape in this beautiful area of Wales with a wide choice of activities and attractions to suit the whole family!

The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir

The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir

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Don’t miss out on a marvellous experience to The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir within an exceptionally beautiful and historic setting, 7 miles north of Llandrindod Wells. Still a family home, the owners spent 10 years restoring this magnificent Grade II* listed Gothic Victorian Mansion and the final result is spectacular. The original features of all 52 rooms have been retained, furnished with antiques on individual themes and with plenty of eclectic collections to enjoy. Tours are conducted by one of the family with refreshments available at the end. The 12 acres of gardens have been lavished with care and feature a 1.5 acre walled garden, a lake, waterfall and boat house and woodland walks. There is also a gypsy caravan and a shepherds hut in the grounds for visitors to enjoy. A Christmas visit is to step into a magical world with every room decorated for a remarkable experience. To book a tour contact 01597 851727 or search abbeycwmhir.com for wonderful pictures and slideshows to whet your appetite for your visit.

Café Draig

Café Draig

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Café Draig prides itself on offering a warm welcome along with tasty, home cooked food prepared with care whether you want a filling meal, or just to treat yourself with a delicious slice of their cake of the month. Set within the Machinations Visitor Centre, Llanbrynmair, the open plan café offers a great view onto the rabbit village where the inhabitants are always keen to be fed (with suitable food, purchased from the café). This is a great space for families with children being able to look at the fascinating automata exhibits within view of the parents relaxing in the café and there is even a permanent painting table set up! A few tables are also available by the soft play area to sit comfortably and eat, or just refresh with a cup of tea, while the little ones play. Open most days between 9.30am to 4.30pm, Draig Café also has evening opening on special occasion days such as mother’s day and also offers outside catering for parties. Check out Machinations on FB for up to date information.

Kerry Vale Vineyard

Kerry Vale Vineyard

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Kerry Vale Vineyard was established in 2010 on land which once formed part of a Roman Fort and associated settlement and this family business has flourished ever since. Three varieties of vines are grown on the six acre site and great care is taken in the selection and cultivation of the fruit. Examples of archaeological artefacts discovered on the site are also on display covering a period of occupancy dating back to the Bronze Age. As well as the vineyard tours and tasting sessions there is a café where you can sample the wines along with a delicious cheese platter or indulge in a traditional high tea. The Cellar Door Shop is housed in a purpose built building inspired by an old Dutch barn that once graced the farm. There are plenty of wines to choose from here as well as a selection of locally produced gifts, hampers and other food items. Gift wrapping is also available if you are purchasing that perfect present for a loved one.

National Cycle Museum

National Cycle Museum

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For all bike enthusiasts, a visit to the National Cycle Collection is a must. Handily situated in the Victorian Spa town of Llandrindod Wells, the museum is home to 100s of cycles dating from 1819 to the modern examples. Displayed in period settings along with the accompanying accessories of the time and with exhibitions of rare bike components there is plenty to spark the imagination. Friendly volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions you have and even if you don’t think you are interested in bikes the social history element of the museum is fascinating. Children are encouraged to produce pictures of their favourite bikes with paper and pencils supplied free of charge. Dogs are very welcome to accompany their owners in to the museum and the staff also offer a free UV security marking service for your own bike. The museum is usually open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10am and 4pm, with wheelchair access throughout.