Ponterwyd

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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]

The George Borrow Hotel

Ponterwyd's rich history is evident throughout the village. At the village's heart lies Yr Hen Bont (English: The Old Bridge), a steep single arch late 18th-century stone bridge,[1] 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 up to 150 red kites are fed daily.[2]

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


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yr Hen Bont, Blaenrheidol". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre, near Aberystwyth: Red kite feeding". Natural Resources Wales. 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 

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