Picturesque and ancient, this typically Welsh
market town lies at the confluence of the rivers
Severn and Clwedog and has remained largely
John Wesley preached fire and brimstone here in the 1800s and in 1839 the town was a focal point for Chartist rioters.
The Old Market Hall is a timbered market hall
dating from around 1600 while the town’s church
has 13th century origins with a 15th century
hammerbeam roof and a 14th century tower.
This is a good walking country. Nearby is the Clywedog Valley, the Llyn Clywedog reservoir - boasting one of Britain’s tallest dams - and the eerie hillfort of Dinas.