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Bradshaw’s Guide

Three Cocks Junction to Llanidloes

Mid-Wales Railway

Leaving the junction at Three Cocks, we soon come to

Boughrood, 2¾ miles, at which is an old castle, on the Radnor side of the river, which commanded the old ford here. Close at hand is Llangoed Castle (J. Macnamara, Esq.), on the Brecon side of the river.

Erwood, 4¼ miles then

Brecknockshire : Builth

Situate in a fine part of the river, has remains of a castle, and a long bridge. Trout and salmon fishing; fine scenery.

Newbridge-on-Wye, 5½ miles. A little below this place the river Ithon flows into the Wye at Pont-ar-Ithon, a fine spot. This stream may be ascended to Llandrindod Spa.

Doldowlod 4¼ miles.

Radnorshire : Rhayader

The town stands among mountains, and has some fragments of a castle.

Leaving Rhayader on our iron horse, we pass the stations of

Pantydwr, 7 miles, and Tylwch, 3¾ miles, and, at a distance of 3¼ miles farther, come to

Montgomeryshire : Llanidloes

Situated at the confluence of the rivers Clywedog and Severn, returns one member to parliament, and has a population of 3,127, principally engaged in the manufacture of woollen and coarse flannels.

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