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Brecon
Builth Wells
Caersws
Crickadarn
Crickhowell
Dolfor
Knighton
Lake Vyrnwy
Lampeter
Llandinam
Llandrindod Wells
Llanfyllin
Llangammarch Wells
Llanidloes
Llanwrtyd Wells
Machynlleth
Montgomery
Newtown
Pen Y Cae
Pennal
Presteigne
Rhayader
Talgarth
Talybont On Usk
Tredegar
Tregaron
Welshpool

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County Town: Montgomery
Population: 126,354
Area: 5,196 sq km
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Events

February
Gwyl Cwrw Corris Beer Festival

March
Folk 'n' Ale Weekend

April
Welsh Machynlleth Comedy Festival

May
Royal Welsh Smallholder and Garden Festival
Welsh Machynlleth Comedy Festival
Welshpool Antiques & Collectors Fair

June
Gregynog Festival
Man v Horse Marathon
Morris in the Fores
The Second Seed
Workhouse Festival

July
"Double 07" Summer Quilt Exhibition
Llandrindod Wells Drama Festival
Morris in the Fores
New Radnor Music
Royal Welsh Show
Welshpool Antiques & Collectors Fair
World Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling Championships

August
"Double 07" Summer Quilt Exhibition
Abbey-cwm-hir Beer Festival
Abbeycwmhir Beer Festival
Brecon Jazz Festival
Corris Railway Annual Model Railway/Toy Exhibition
Crash Festival
Green Man Festival
Llanfyllin Art Weekend
Llangeitho Show
Llanwrtyd & District Show & Sheepdog Trials
Machynlleth Festival
Presteigne Festival of Music & Arts
Red Kite Mountain Bike Bash
Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains
Tregaron & District Show
Victorian Festival
Victorian Festival
Wales BAJA Off-Road Rally

September
British Heart Foundation Brecon Beacons Challenge
Corris Festival
Indian Summer Festival
International Antiques & Collectors Fair of Wales
Llandrindod Wells Walking Festival
Mountain Trail Challenge
Powis Wood Fair
Welsh Food Festival - Gwyl Bwyd Cymru
Welshpool Antiques & Collectors Fair

November
Mid-Wales Beer Festival - Real Ale Wobble and Real Ale Ramble
Royal Welsh Agricultural Winter Show
Royal Welsh Winter Fair
The Fire
Welshpool Antiques & Collectors Fair

December
A Traditional Christmas
Royal Welsh Winter Fair
Welshpool Winter Festival

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Spectacular coastline and countryside populated by interesting wildlife make your visit to the counties of Powys and Camarthenshire worthwhile. Towns like Llandrindod Wells and Tregaron are steeped in history too.

Taking in six counties of Wales with such diverse geography and industry Mid Wales offers an incredible variety of scenery and activities for both visitor and resident alike. The coastline stretches from Dolgellau inland to Machynlleth where Owain Glyndwr held Wales' first Parliament back in the 15th century to Cardigan, the birthplace of the National Eisteddfod. Inland it goes as far as the historic town of Presteigne close to the border - cross the River Lugg and you're in England.

Mid Wales has fewer people per acre than any other part of the country leaving a lot of open spaces and this in turn provides a rich and diverse natural history. Dolphins and grey seals relaxing in Cardigan Bay, Red Kite at Cors Caron a nature reserve covering some 816 acres in the Elan Valley, Carngafallt, an RSPB reserve also in the Elan Valley and close to Rhayader which is a heathered moorland with ancient woodlands and farmland. whilst Parc Natur Penglais in Aberystwyth was declared a nature reserve in 1995, it was the county's first nature reserve and is the only UNESCO Man and Biosphere urban reserve in Wales.

One of Wales’ three National Parks is located here in Mid Wales – the Brecon Beacons , stretching from Hay on Wye in the east to Llandeilo in the west this spectacular park covers an area of some 520 square miles and include The Black Mountains and the Central Beacons providing some of the most achingly beautiful scenery in Wales with its moorlands, valleys and waterfalls, lakes, caves and gorges there is always something to appreciate and enjoy. To fully appreciate the history of the area a visit to Welshpool will reveal Y Beiddin, a 28 hectare multi period site with the remains of one of the largest hillforts in the Welsh Marches, which although originally an Iron Age fort was also utilised during the Roman period. There are also hillforts at Pen Dinas overlooking Aberystwyth, Ffridd Faldwyn on the outskirts of Montgomery and Pen Crug in the Brecon area. For those who have the time to look each of these forts has its own story to tell and it is easy to imagine how life once was in these regions.

Each town has a story to tell and Machynlleth ’s is about a birthday present to Viscount Castlereagh in 1873 from his father when he was presented with – The Clocktower – no doubt something of a surprise to the young man and today it still keeps excellent time much to the joy of residents and visitor alike.

The world famous town of Hay on Wye rests gently alongside the River Wye and has always been an important town, in the early days for travellers where its hospitality was well known and still is today. But it is for books that Hay on Wye is world renowned, today this town attracts visitors form all over the world and its not just during the time of the festival.

Aberystwyth is a small seaside town towards the centre of the crescent of Cardigan Bay to the North of the town is Constitution Hill with a railway for those who prefer to travel in style to the summit and from where there are some spectacular views across the Bay. Home to the University of Wales which during term time adds around 7,000 students to the local population.

At the southern end of Cardigan Bay New Quay is a small picturesque seaside resort with long and wide sandy beaches and coastal walks whilst in the harbour the small boats provide a kaleidoscope of colour. From Llanfyllin to Crickhowell , from Brecon to Builth Wells and Montgomery to Ystradgynlais no matter where you visit Mid Wales will surprise and delight you and then amaze you with its range of scenery. From the erudite to the energetic, be it books and learning, surfing or boating, walking or mountain biking Mid Wales can offer all of this and some fabulous hospitality.

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