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Discover the boutique gem of Ynyshir Hall, an idyllic starting point to begin exploring the Welsh countryside.
Ynyshir Hall – Exploring This Hidden Welsh Gem A small market town, Machynlleth is found at the head of the beautiful Dyfi estuary in Powys, Mid Wales. A town with a lot going for it, you’ll discover an array of arts and crafts, mountain bike trails and the most stunning scenery here. Machynlleth is a place steeped in Welsh history, too. When it comes to places to stay, there’s a fine selection of accommodation to choose from, including the charming Ynyshir Hall. Rich in History For such a small town, Machynlleth sure has a lot of history. You’ll discover several historic buildings in the town including the medieval town house known as "The Parliament House" in Maengwyn Street. Town Centre Best known as the "town with the clock,” the first thing you’ll notice on arrival will most probably be the striking town clock. Built by the townspeople in the 1870's, this iconic clock is the hub of the town. Places of interest include Maengwyn Street - the main street that holds the famous Wednesday Markets. With their great variety of traders and craftsmen, these markets draw in people from all over. If you continue up Maengwyn Street, you’ll come across the aforementioned Parliament House and the Tourist Information Centre. Festivals Celebrating the life of one of Wales' most famous sons, The Glyndwr Festival takes place in the first week in September. And, then there’s the Machynlleth Festival, which takes place in the auditorium in The Tabernacle late August every year. Walks, Cycle Trails and Other Activities Home to several of the best mountain bike trails in Wales, Machynlleth has bike routes suitable for all abilities. Although the area is renowned for the Bike Trails walkers are also well catered for in Machynlleth with walks both within the Dovey Valley and on the surrounding hillsides. The local walks are complemented by the Glyndwr Way National Trail. Machynlleth also makes a convenient jumping off point for visits to the famous Snowdonia National Park, Accommodation and Services Being the sought after destination that it is, there are hotels, guesthouses and self-catering accommodation dotted in and around Machynlleth. A popular place to stay is the Ynyshir Hall – one of the former homes of Queen Victoria, who was said to absolutely adore this part of the country. Set within 14 acres of fine woodland and flower gardens, on the Dyfi Estuary, It is perfectly placed for exploring the Welsh mountains and coastal paths. The hotel offers luxurious rooms, fine dining and an exceptional service. When it comes to food and drink, you’ll come across a number of hotels, restaurants and pubs. There’s also a wonderful selection of cafes along Maengwyn Street – all of which serve hot food – perfect for a midday snack. Accessible Machynlleth is also an ideal destination if you without car – thanks to the train station on the Cambrian Railway Line. The railway makes it easy for people from the midlands of England to travel to Machynlleth via Shrewsbury. The Cambrian Coast Railway Line also enables travel to and from the West and South of Wales. Where to Stay So when you’re ready to plan your next visit to Wales, I’d like to invite you visit Ynyshir Hall, hand-picked by the boutique hotel experts at CrispWhiteSheets.com.
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