amongst gentle hills (Snowdonia within reach), while close to
the sandy beaches of Ynyslas and Aberdyfi, Cymerau Hall is the
ideal starting point for all kinds of activities ranging from
walking, mountainbiking, watersports, golfing or exploring the
attractions of this area.
is written all over the hillsides with castles as well as ancient
stonecircles and cairns. Machynlleth (6mls) has a firm
place in Wales' history as ancient capital of Wales and home of
the original Welsh Assembly. Owain Glyndwr first held his Parliament
here in the 15th century. More recently, Machynlleth has been
described as "...an undiscovered mountain bike nirvana"(mbr).
north of Machynlleth lies the Centre
for Alternative Technology, for over 25 years Europe's centre
for progressive thinking and sustainable living.
the South (12mls) lies Aberystwyth, a charming seaside
resort with small shops and cosmopolitan flair. As University
town it also has one of the best-equipped Arts
Centres in Wales with theatre, cinema and 2 art galleries.
With a good range of restaurants, from Chinese, Indian to Vegan,
nightclubs and pubs it offers everything for a good night out.
Library of Wales as the only copyright library in Wales provides
a fantastic resource for the research and study of local and national
is surrounded by woodland and close to Ynys-hir
RSPB nature reserve, which offers the rare opportunity to
observe white-fronted geese in their only winter refuge in Britain.
You will have plenty of opportunities to observe woodland birds
and waterfowl as well as the famous Red
Kite, the largest bird of Wales. Once nearly extinct, it can
be seen hovering over the hills, and observed closely at kite
steamtrains, first used to serve Wales' mining industry over a
century ago, still take passengers to the local attractions, like
the Vale of Rheiddol
Railway from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge.
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