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Mid-Wales

 

(vero;2020-May-31)

In August 2012 we spent one week cat-sitting for a friend in Newtown (Powys), a town lying about 8 miles (13 km) from the Wales-England border in the valley of the River Severn. We brought back some pictures from Ludlow in England which we visited on our way to Newtown and of course of the area around Newtown.

Some of the photos in this gallery are panoramas. Press F to expand those pictures to their real size and use the bottom scroll bar to navigate through the picture.

Ludlow's Broad Street. We decided to stop in Ludlow on our way to Newtown as we had been reading about the Tudors and wanted to visit the place where Arthur Prince of Wales died in 1502 after having married Catherine of Aragon five months earlier. After his death, Catherine became wife of Arthur's elder brother, King Henry VIII, the rest is history.
Ludlow: the <a target="_blank"  href="https://www.feathersatludlow.co.uk/history/">Feathers Hotel</a> on Broad Street. The town has a rich past and a lot of medieval buildings. Another view of Ludlow's Broad Street. The wooden ceiling of Ludlow's <a target="_blank"  href="https://www.ludlow.org.uk/stlaurences.html">Saint Laurence's Church</a> Ludlow: stained glass window in Saint Laurence's Church. Saint Laurence's Church is famous for its medieval choir stalls adorned with numerous misericords. Another misericord in Saint Laurence's Church. <a target="_blank"  href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludlow_Castle">Ludlow Castle</a> founded around 1075. The cemetery of Newtown. This picture is a panorama. Press F to expand the picture to its real size and use the bottom scroll bar to navigate through it. A nice feature of Newtown is the <a target="_blank"  href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery_Canal">Montgomery Canal</a>: its western branch ends in Newtown and the towpath is an invitation for easy and pleasant walking. On this stretch, the canal follows more or less the course of the river Severn. The western branch of Montgomery Canal got incorporated into the <a target="_blank"  href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shropshire_Union_Railways_and_Canal_Company">Shropshire Union System</a> in 1850 which unified and managed several canals and railways in England. A lock along the Montgomery Canal. The Abermule Bridge over the river Severn. The inscription reads: “This second iron arch bridge constructed in the county of Montgomery was erected in the year 1852”. A walk in Wales without seeing sheep is not a walk. Three sheep on the trail to Glaslyn and white dots all over the hills… View of <a target="_blank"  href="https://www.llanidloes.com/glaslyn/">Glaslyn</a>, a great destination for a walk with wide open scenery near Llanidloes. This picture is a panorama. Press F to expand the picture to its real size and use the bottom scroll bar to navigate through it. The lake of Glaslyn: green and blue are the colours. Rolling hills around Glaslyn. Day trip to Aberystwyth: the lighthouse at the mouth of Afon Rheidol. Aberystwyth with the building of the <a target="_blank"  href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_College,_Aberystwyth">Old College</a> in the forefront. Tombstones in the graveyard of St Michael and all Angels' church in Aberystwyth.

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