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The old chapel, Ponterwyd

Ponterwyd is a village in Ceredigion, Wales. It lies in the Cambrian Mountains of Mid Wales, approximately 12 miles (19 km) east of Aberystwyth on the A44 road.

Historical background[edit]

Ponterwyd's rich history is evident throughout the village. At the village's heart lies 'Hen Bont' (English: Old Bridge), an 18th-century bridge, which is adjacent to a late Georgian chapel. Buildings in Ponterwyd range in date from the Georgian period to the 1980s, when a development of bungalows named 'Penlon' was added to the village.

The village is the home of "Nant-yr-Arian", a Forestry Commission centre where over 30 red kites are fed every day.[1]

The village pub, The George Borrow Hotel, is named after writer George Borrow who traveled Wales on foot in the 1860s.


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Coordinates: 52°24′42″N 3°50′24″W / 52.41167°N 3.84000°W / 52.41167; -3.84000