B4574 road

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The B4574 heading to Cwmystwyth
The arch at Hafod Uchtryd in 2005

The B4574 is a road linking the villages of Pont-rhyd-y-groes in Ceredigion, Wales, and Devil's Bridge, 12 miles east of Aberystwyth and noted for three bridges built one above each other as well as for its world-famous falls [1] and narrow gauge steam railway. [2] Although barely six miles long, the route has been described by the AA as one of the ten most scenic drives in the world.[3][4][5]

Running partly along a section of the upper Ystwyth valley, the route takes in often wild and beautiful scenery. The crumbling remains of the vast Cwmystwyth Mines are breathtaking in their expanse,[6] and have been described as having a moon-scape quality.[7] Other sights include a monumental arch built to commemorate George III's golden jubilee and the Hafod Estate, recognised as one of the finest examples in Europe of a picturesque landscape.[8]


  1. ^ "Welcome". Devils Bridge Falls. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  2. ^ "Vale of Rheidol Railway - Aberystwyth to Devils Bridge, Mid Wales". Rheidolrailway.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  3. ^ http://www.cycling.visitwales.co.uk/server.php?show=nav.2472
  4. ^ "Cwmystwyth Ysbryd y Mwynwyr". Spirit of the Miners. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "Cwmystwyth Ysbryd y Mwynwyr". Spirit of the Miners. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  7. ^ http://www.touristwales.co.uk/Drives/Drives.html
  8. ^ Nantinet. "Hafod Estate - Discover the Picturesque, walks, ravines and cascades - Welcome". Hafod.org. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing

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