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While visiting us why not take a better look around the area? Around Talgarth are some of the most beautiful, yet undiscovered, places in the country. The area is steeped in agricultural tradition, Talgarth being described as a 'hill farmers town'. Despite its size, the town has important historical links with healthcare, once having two hospitals and being home to the Mid and West Wales College of Nursing and Midwifery, as well as being home the local NHS Health Board headquarters.  It has been a centre of trade and commerce in livestock and agriculture since its early days and still has a working livestock market. The town was once famous for its large horse fairs and was a borough from the 1300s.   

Talgarth and the Black Mountains lie in the north of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the atmospheric Black Mountains act as a backdrop to the town. We strongly recommend that you take a day or so to explore the area in its entirety. Discover Parc Wood or Pwll-yr-Wrach waterfalls and nature reserve. Take a look at the views from the top of Bronllys Castle, walk the Black Mountains or simply admire the spectacular views from the common land overlooking the town. 

While in the town itself visit the local businesses, whose friendly staff will be able to offer you some of the finest local produce, watch the gentle river as it flows under the Medieval Tower Bridge or, season depending, gaze at the dazzling Christmas lights. The town offers a real chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of the modern day. And now open in the town centre is the historic mill www.talgarthmill.com , as seen on BBCs Village SOS. 

For further information please contact Talgarth Tourist Information Centre or contact us via our Contact page. A small list of accommodation providers is available on this site. 
Enjoy your holiday.

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