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Situated 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.

History 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).

Just north of Machynlleth lies the Centre for Alternative Technology, for over 25 years Europe's centre for progressive thinking and sustainable living.

To 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. The National Library of Wales as the only copyright library in Wales provides a fantastic resource for the research and study of local and national history.

Cymerau 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 feeding stations.

Narrow-gauge 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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Dyfi Estuary
Powis Castle
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