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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

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 "Bwlch Nant yr Arian", a Natural Resources Wales centre where up to 150 red kites are fed daily.[2]

The George Borrow Hotel

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


  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.

External links

  • Ponterwyd travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Penterwyd and surrounding area

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

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