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Saint Dyfnog's Church, Llanrhaeadr

This village church is one of the Vale of Clwyd’s greatest treasures: it has what is widely regarded as the best surviving mediaeval stained glass in Wales, a stunning carved roof, and other items of historical interest. A short walk away is the holy spring which gives its name to the village (Llanrhaeadr means ‘church by the waterfall’) and which was regarded in mediaeval times as having he...

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Roman Legion fortress At Caerleon

In AD 75 the Romans built the fortress at Caerleon, known as Isca. It was one of the three major forts in the UK and for 200 years a key part of the Roman empire. Today you can visit the Museum and see the Roman Baths, the interactive displays and exhibitions to get a feel of life in Roman times. You will see the influence the Romans still have on us today, not least the transport system. The amph...

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Robert Owen Museum Newtown

Robert Owen was one of the most influential thinkers and social reformers of his time. The Robert Owen Museum in Newtown houses a collection of objects, pictures and written material relating to the life of Robert Owen. The Museum is in the centre of Newtown just a few feet from where Owen was born. It tells the story of Robert Owen (1771 - 1858) who inspired the Co-operative movement.

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Rhuddlan Castle

Rhuddlan may not be as well known as some of the North Wales castles, yet it shares much in common with its illustrioius neighbours. Like Caernarfon and Conwy, it was built as one of the 'iron ring' of fortresses by the English monarch Edward I, in his late 13th-century campaigns against the Welsh. Possibly the most impressive engineering achievement here is the way in which access for ships to th...

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Rhondda Heritage Park

Rhondda Heritage provides testament to the days when coal from the area powered the world. 

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Rhayader Museum and Gallery

Rhayader Museum and Gallery has been described as a little gem. There is a strong focus on the history of the local area, including the Cambrian Mountains and the Elan Valley. The exhibitions show how landscape and people have shaped the community as it is now. Local artists and craft people supply the shop with original and sometimes unusual gifts. There is also an interesting selection of books ...

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Raglan Castle

Built between the 15h and early 17 centuries Raglan Castle is one of the most spectacular and iconic in the UK.  It has been used as the backdrop for many feature films and programmes such as Doctor Who and you will soon see why after a visit.

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Radnorshire Museum

The Radnorshire Museum can be found in the centre of Llandrindod Wells and holds artefacts relating to the former county of Radnorshire and is housed in the old Carnegie Library. Llandrindod Wells, one of the prettiest Spa towns in Wales, has been visited by people wishing to take the waters for medical problems since Dr Linden's famous treatise in 1756, and the Radnorshire Museum tells the histor...

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Powis Castle Welshpool

Powis Castle, which started life as a medieval fortress, is a must, especially for its beautiful gardens and collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and tapestries.

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Ponytpool Museum

Pontypool Musuem shows the rich industrial heritage and the importance of iron, coal and steel in making Wales a  major industrial player in the World. Alexander Cordell’s book Rape of the Fair Country is set in the area around Abergavenny and Blaenafon. This landscape forms the background to the story around the Industrial Revolution and the Chartist riots of 1839.   Retrace the history along...

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