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Postcode: LD3 | code search
Population: 2000
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The Powys market town of Talgarth is an ancient settlement, as evidenced by Neolithic artefacts discovered nearby in the 1970s. Though its population of around 2000 might normally qualify the place as a village it is in fact a small market town. In the Dark Ages, however, it was a significant stronghold, once the royal residence of powerful regional King Brychan. Only a short drive to the border with England, Talgarth at one time was a place with a split personality, part under English law, part under Welsh, a situation brought about by Norman occupation. That Talgarth served as a fortified refuge is demonstrated by its early medieval tower on the town square, and perhaps by its very solid 14th century church tower. Another fortification, Bronllys Castle, is to be found in the adjoining village. The medieval bridge in the town has recently been renovated. To the south of the town lies Llangorse Lake, the second biggest (natural) lake in Wales, famed for fishing and birding; and nature lovers will also enjoy Park Wood and Pwlly Wrach reserves just to the east of Talgarth. The town is just within the Brecon Beacons National Park, with those hills to its west and the Black Mountains to the east. Among the bird species to be seen locally are grebe, dippers, occasional flycatchers, and on the lake a wide variety of ducks. The area is popular with those who enjoy outdoor pursuits like pony trekking, hiking in the surrounding hills, and even gliding. Situated at the centre of a web of roads through the valleys in the district the A479, A438, A470 and B4560 it is easily accessed by car from every direction.


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Old Radnor Barn B&B (0.10 miles)

Old Radnor Barn B&B
Stephen and Lynne welcome you... to their 4star, Bed & Breakfast Accommodation at the Old Radnor Barn, Talgarth. Enjoy one of their four tastefully decorated and furnished rooms, two first floor and two on the ... More | visit website
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The Felin Fach Griffin (4.00 miles)

The Felin Fach Griffin
Welcome to a Welsh country inn entirely devoid of horsebrasses, Welsh love spoons and any sign of chintz.
It is owned and run by brothers Charles and Edmund Inkin, who have carried their uncompromising belief in ... More | visit website
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Black Mountain Lodge (4.37 miles)

Black Mountain Lodge
This lovely old traditional stone building, the oldest part is believed to date back to the 17th Century. Set in its own grounds with ample free parking and located at the foothills of the Black ... More | visit website
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Llangoed Hall (4.50 miles)

Llangoed Hall

Llangoed Hall, a magnificent Country House Hotel on the banks of the River Wye, is owned by Sir Bernard Ashley, founder of the Laura Ashley empire. It was always his dream to find a house in ... More | visit website

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Trericket Mill (5.36 miles)

Trericket Mill

Friendly and informal accommodation offered at this converted grade 2 star listed water cornmill in the Upper Wye Valley. This early 19th century brick built Mill retains all its original machinery with the dining area ... More | visit website

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Peterstone Court (6.12 miles)

Peterstone Court

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Peterstone Court country hotel and spa is situated in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is avant-garde and distinctive in its style remaining loyal to its ... More

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The Swan at Hay (6.90 miles)

The Swan at Hay
The Swan at Hay is a privately-owned hotel and restaurant in the Marches town of Hay-on-Wye where warm hospitality and good food await you.Standing alongside the glorious river Wye; Hay-on-Wye retains all the charm of ... More | visit website
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Seven Stars (7.12 miles)

Seven Stars

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Set in the beautiful Welsh countryside, this characteristic 16th century building has been transformed into a comfortable guest house, whilst still maintaining many of its original features, including oak beams and ... More

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Old Black Lion (7.13 miles)

Old Black Lion
The Old Black Lion is a l7th Century Coaching Inn situated in the centre of Hay on Wye, the worlds largest second hand book centre. Also surrounded by spectacular countryside & views. Walkers ... More | visit website
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Usk Inn (7.21 miles)

Usk Inn

Jill and Andrew Felix have a long history in the hospitality industry. The Usk was established in the 1840s at the time of the Brecon to Merthyr Railway. It has an enviable position on the ... More | visit website

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