Visit Llangammarch Wells and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Llangammarch Wells, Powys, lies almost exactly half way between Llanwrtyd Wells and Builth Wells, where the Cledan river joins the Irfon. The Mynydd Epynt rises above its well-wooded and hidden valley, for it stands on what is relatively a by-road. The spring is unique, as it has barium chloride in it, not often found anywhere, and reckoned to be a sovereign remedy for heart diseases. The hotel has in its grounds buildings that derive from earlier days of greater fashion and populousness but it now relies on those who come to it for seclusion and peace. The lake in the grounds gives good sport to fishermen, and the scatter of cottages among the hedge-lined lanes add a touch of human nature at its best to the fields of cattle and crops. The place has its name from the Camarch stream, which runs into the Irfon; and, though its founder-saint seems to be forgotten, it is famous for one of the later kind. John Penry, who lived for no more than the years 1563-93, yet managed to stir up trouble for himself by his passionate denial of the supremacy of state over religion, and who may have been responsible for some at least of the famous Martin Mar-Prelate tracts in that cause. He was an equally passionate lover of his native country, and combined the two enthusiasms in pleas for a special missionary effort among the Welsh people. He loved his three little daughters, too, and his last letters to them contains some of the most moving passages in English literature. His works, however, are housed in the United States.
Llangammarch churchyard has the grave of that Theophilus Evans, Vicar of the church, who not only discovered the rival qualities of Llanwrtyd waters but contrived to be the grandfather of Theophilus Jones, historian of Brecon and its shire, who stands among Welsh immortals.
Nearby towns: Builth Wells, Llandrindod Wells, Llanwrtyd Wells
Nearby villages: Aberedw, Abergwesyn, Alltmawr, Beulah, Builth Road, Crickadarn, Cynghordy, Felin Fach, Garth, Gwenddwr, Halfway, Llanafan-Fawr, Llandeilo r-Fan, Llanfaredd, Llanfihangel-Nant-Bran, Llanwrtyd, Llanyre, Lower Chapel, Maesmynis, Merthyr Cynog, Newbridge on Wye, Pentre Bach, Rhandirmwyn, Upper Chapel, Ystradffin
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