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The Golden Valley lies East of the Black Mountains.|
The beautiful rolling countryside stretches from Hay-on-Wye to Pontrilasof, the Brecon Beacons National Park.
The farming community and remote villages provide a virtually unspoilt area of peace and tranquility.
The Golden Valley and Black Mountains offer leisure activities for all kinds of taste. You can observe the wildlife, or go hiking along Offa's Dyke path.
For those who prefer more strenuos activities you will be able to find golf courses, horse-riding, trekking, canoeing, cycling, fishing, and gliding within short distance.
Wonderful, friendly village pubs and restaurants provide delicious home-grown or local produce.
Nearby Abergavenny, Ross-on-Wye, Brecon, Monmouth, and the cathedral city of Hereford give visitors a unique opportunity to see the 13th century Mappa Mundi.
Some of the best historic churches in the country are in this area together with ruined castles, ancient abbeys, museums and country gardens.
|In less than 15 minutes you can be exploring the historical and world renowned market town of Hay-on-Wye, also called the Town of Books.|
If you love books - go there! You'll be amazed at a number of bookshops.
Hay Castle: housing several bookshops. A view from Hay-on-Wye
|One of the biggest bookshops in Britain, "Cinema". Hay-on-Wye.|
| Nearby in Dorstone: an ancient burial ground. Also known as "Arthur's Stone".|
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Local Church: Saint Faith's, Crosby
Traditionally it is stated that Richard de Brito, one of the murderers of Thomas a Becket founded a chapel in the neighbourhood of this church in expiation of his crime. Stones found at the site of the church during two of its rebuildings indicate a date of 1256 and it is considered that the original church on the site was founded by Johannes de Brito who died in 1275. There is, however, a belief that a church existed on the site before the Norman conquest and that Richard de Brito added a chapel to it. The church was dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
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