Lion Hotel

2 Broad Street, Builth Wells, Powys, Wales, United Kingdom | Hotel
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South Wales and Coal Mining

A travel blog entry by bstokesdenver

... the site. Most mines were privately owned and the safety standards and working conditions were horrible. Kids started at 5 in the mines, workers walked 4 miles in before starting a 12 hour day and walked 4 miles back out. It was cold, wet, dark and dangerous. Most miners died of black lung from breathing in the coal dust. Then in 1947 the mines were all bought by the government and things started ...

Winding through Wales

A travel blog entry by kathmom


... park center to try to catch some views. Couldn't exactly tell where the hiking paths were and the staff had gone home, so we made our best guess and followed a trail through the sheep pasture to a high point for some photos. Brecon, the largest town nearby, is on a canal, and we found a cute café with outdoor seating along it. The young guy who greeted and served us actually knew a lot about the Seahawks and the Super Bowl (that other football game), and said a lot ...

Narrow Boating - Brecon-Monmouth Canal, Wales

A travel blog entry by clive.atkinson


... boats are narrow, they are quite long, enabling us to sleep, cook, shower etc.
We navigated 10 locks, 1 tunnel (400m long) and about 130 bridges. The bridges narrow where the boat goes under making it tricky to navigate a 50' boat that putts along at 3km/hr max, making life very relaxing.
Some photos don't do justice to the scenery and the wildlife! We even adopted a cat for an hour who, being very nosey, just walked on board as if she owned the ...

Day 7 Monmouth to Eardisland - 52 miles

A travel blog entry by sueblaikie


... so we will be enlightened tomorrow hopefully.

The actual journey was really scenic - we both liked Monmouth and bought a falafel wrap for lunch from the local market in the square outside our hotel - the punch. Rolling countryside down the golden valley - cider country and a beautiful sunny day. Arrived our B and B around 7 - run by another delightful couple who served up a delicious meal with chilled white wine - a pretty good end to another great days cycling.

Hay-on-Wye, Wales

A travel blog entry by masonsabroad


... roast beef and yorkshire pudding with no subtlety whatsoever. Another good night. Micheal's a professional photographer and he generously gave us a large print of one his photos of the local area. Hopefully it will survive the trip back. Drove up to Holyhead on 5th June to get the ferry to Dublin. Left the hire car at Holyhead.

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