Archive | Things to do in Talgarth

Talgarth is an ancient market town forming the “gateway to the Black Mountains”, situated in an ideal position within the Brecon Beacons national park in Powys. To help you enjoy your stay, here are some of the many things to do in Talgarth. We have sourced / taken images ourselves as much as possible, but have used images with attribution on a fair use basis to help promote the area on a temporary basis.

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Talgarth Walking Festival May 2015

Friday 1st May to Monday 4th May. This year will be the third Talgarth Walking festival. Talgarth is experiencing a revival partly due to 2011’s BBC Village SOS programme on the recently restored mill. Though there is far more to experience in Talgarth, due to its’ idyllic location in the Brecon Beacons national park, close […]

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Talgarth Mill

The story of the recent restoration of the Mill in Talgarth and the way it helped to revitalise the area is both incredible and awe inspiring. A few people with a vision can produce an amazing transformation in real life. After the hospital closed a lot of people in the area lost their jobs and […]

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Llangorse Lake, Talgarth, Powys

Llangorse lake is the largest natural expanse of open water in South Wales. It has a car park at the side and is set in a bowl surrounded by mountains. Visit the Welsh Crannog Centre, which is built on the water as part of the town’s defenses.  The Crannog is the only one of its […]

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Pwll-y-wrach Nature Reserve

Pwll-y-Wrach nature reserve is the Brecknock Wildlife Trust’s most popular reserve and has doubled in size in 2012, with funding from the Countryside Council for Wales. Close to the East side the river falls spectacularly over the waterfall, down to the deep dark pools below. This waterfall is known as the ‘Witches Pool’. The reserve […]

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St Gwendoline’s Church Talgarth

St Gwendoline’s church is open to the public with free admission.  The church was built around the 14th centrury, on an enclosure used by the people of Talgarth in the age of the celtic saints, named after a daughter of 5th century king Brychan, who’s name in time became remembered as Breconshire. A founder of […]

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Bronllys Castle Talgarth

‘Ascend the ancient motte to the 12th century stone keep, and views over the River Llynfi and the town.  Legend says there’s a secret passage to Talgarth Tower (now the visitor centre)’ Open daily 10 – 4, admission free.  No disabled access and is open to the public between April to October. Bronllys castle is […]

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