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Kilsby Cottage is within easy reach of many interesting places to visit.

Stunning scenery and magnificent views are on your doorstep at Kilsby Cottage but here is a glimpse of what the wider area has to offer:

The National Trust's Abergwesyn Common, Llyn Brianne and Irfon Gorge are on the doorstep and can be incorporated into a magnificant circular drive from Kilsby Cottage via Llandovery.

Delightful Hay-on-Wye on the England/Wales Border, famous for the annual Hay Festival and its book and antique shops is only 32 miles away. A little further away the interesting towns of the Welsh Marches on the border with Shropshire and Herefordshire offer something different in more gentle countryside. Here in the town of Presteigne the award-winning Judge's Lodgings Museum is a highlight as is the fascinating Small Breeds Farm Park near Kington.

Hereford Cathedral and the Mappi Mundi are a little over an hour away and the fast developing city of Cardiff is a little less than 2 hours travelling by car. Swansea and Shrewsbury are at opposite ends of the Heart of Wales Railway Line which stops at Llanwrtyd Station on the other side of town. A day out on this picturesque branch line can be very rewarding and vintage steam train excursions run several times during the year.

There are two Red Kite feeding and viewing sites within driving distance (Gigrin Farm at Rhayader and Nant-y-Arian Forrestry Centre) where you will get to see spectacular numbers of these birds in close proximity.

Llandrindod Wells, an elegant Victorian Spa town is 20 miles away with its picturesque lake where otters have recently returned to delight passers-by.

Builth Wells, a small market town where the Annual Royal Welsh Show is held is 13 miles away and is where you can enjoy the excellent Wyeside Arts Centre for cinema and live performances. Pleasant walks along the banks of the majestic River Wye are also a feature of the town. Llandovery on the River Tywi is 11 miles away and a spectacular circular drive via Llyn Brianne will take you there.

The beautiful Elan Valley is a short drive away with its excellent trout fishing, cycle routes and walking routes. The Visitors Centre here offers spectacular views of the lowest dam when the waters are flowing over the top. West of here is Devil's Bridge where there are magnificent natural waterfall walks and the start of one of the great little trains of Wales. The Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway offers stunning views on the way to the coast at Aberystwyth and back.

The Brecon Becons National Park is within easy driving distance and offers a popular walk up to the peak of Pen-Y-Fan.

The historic gardens of Aberglasney are a short drive away as are a number of Norman castles including Llandovery, Dinefwr, Carreg Cennen and Dryswyn. The National Botanic Gardens of Wales are well worth a visit just 35 miles away. To the east Westonbury Mill and Hergest Croft gardens are hidden gems just an hour's drive away.

The popular Roman Gold Mines can be visited at Dolaucothi with children particularly enjoying the opportunity to pan for gold. The Dan-yr-Ogof showcaves are also a great hit with youngsters and adults alike. For younger children the Quackers Play Centre near Llandrindod Wells is a great attraction especially on wet days.

The RSPB nature reserves of Dinas and Gwernffrwd offer lovely short walks and the bluebell displays here are breathtaking during late spring.

The Centre for Alternative Technology at Machynlleth is accessible for a day trip as are the beautiful beaches of Cardigan bay and the West Coast. The stunning Pembrokeshire coast is a 90 minute drive away and offers stunning cliff-top walks and the opportunity to see magnificent sea-bird colonies, seals and dolphins.

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