37 Mins from our holiday cottages
21 Miles from our holiday cottages
Tregaron, gateway to The Cambrian Mountains, Ceredigion
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“ A drive in the Cambrian Mountains is a must and Tregaron is a great stopping off point. ”Stallion Valley Holiday Cottages Advice
Tregaron is a small town (population just over 1.000] described as the Gateway to the Cambrian Mountains.
It is a historic market town, where two thirds of the population speaks Welsh. Historically, Tregaron was a strategic point for drovers taking animals from West Wales to markets in England before the days of the railways. The stunning (must drive) Tregaron – Abergwesyn mountain road was originally the first stage of the drover's route.
Tregaron is today a centre for ‘Racys Trotian’ - horse trotting races. It is also the home of the Welsh Gold Centre selling Celtic inspired designs and The Red Kite Centre & Old School Museum. The town a number of walking trails, Tregaron Trails and 'Walkers are Welcome' status. There is a new Craft Centre near the town car park.
On the main square is a statue commemorating a famous son of Tregaron, the 'Apostle of Peace'. Henry Richard became MP for Merthyr Tydfil, and was a founder and first secretary of the League of Nations, fore-runner to the modern United Nations. As a pillar of the temperance movement Richards’ statue naturally has his back to the Talbot Hotel & Bar.
Another of the town’s famous sons is the legendary 17th century Twm Sion Cati, also known as the ‘Robin Hood of Wales' who is said to have used his wit and bravery to outsmart gentry and crooks alike. A wood carving depicting Twm stands proudly on Tregaron Square.
There are public toilets, pubs and cafes.
The Mill holiday cottage is a luxury barn conversion.
The Byre holiday cottage is a single storey barn conversion.
Stallion Valley has been designed to be properly dog friendly, and has a wide range of dog friendly facilties.
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