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Llanwrtyd and district
Taking the waters
  Llangammarch Wells  

The Victorian spas of mid-Wales were a little bit like the 'holiday camps' which were to become popular many years later.
They tried to attract visitors by providing boating lakes, landscaped gardens, tennis courts, golf courses, croquet lawns and other features to go with the natural hills and woodlands of the district.
Some views of the choices available to visitors to Llangammarch Wells in the heyday of the spas are shown here.

Boating lake
around 1901
Boating lake at Llangammarch
Woodland near Lake Hotel
(Above) - Woodland walks in the
grounds of the Lake Hotel.
Summer house
Irfon Bridge, Llangammarch
The Summer House
Llangammarch Wells

The pictures above were printed in tourist guides which were the Victorian equivalent of the holiday brochures of today.
The view at bottom right shows the bridge over the River Irfon at Llangammarch Wells.

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