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Covid -19 continues Prevents Llanfair Trains Running

The suspension of steam-hauled passenger trains on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway is to continue until at least 5th June.  Read more

Corona Virus & the Welshpool & Llanfair Railway

There will be no trains running in the Banwy Valley for now.  Read more

National Botanic Garden of Wales marks 20th Anniversary

National Botanic Garden of Wales to mark 20th anniversary with opening of restored Regency parkland, revamped gardens and Bank Holiday celebration  Read more

Queering the Collections

As a way of ensuring that we celebrate LGBTQ+ history outside of February’s LGBTQ+ History Month, National Museum Cardiff and Pride Cymru have teamed up to launch a new series of volunteer-led tours around the museum’s finest artwork, looking at the collection through a queer lens. The first free tour will be held on Sunday 15 March at National Museum Cardiff with sessions available in English and Welsh.  Read more

Wander in the Spirt of St Davids Day in Wales

To celebrate Saint David's Day*, why not embark on your own Welsh pilgrimage this Spring to discover more about this country’s very distinctive culture and revered Patron Saint with walking specialists Ramblers Walking Holidays.  Read more

Exciting New Vision for Welsh Visitor Economy

First Minister Mark Drakeford and Deputy Minister for Tourism Lord Elis-Thomas will today unveil an exciting future for the visitor economy in Wales.  Read more

Work has Begun on The Vulcan Hotel

Visitors to St Fagans National Museum of History, the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019, will now be able to see one of Cardiff’s best preserved Victorian pubs – the Vulcan Hotel - being re-erected on the site of the open air museum. The building work is planned to take place over the next three years.  Read more

Your Passport to Bluebell Beauty

The Great Gardens of West Wales – a seven-strong group of fabulous venues in Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion – are throwing open their doors in celebration of this floral favourite.  Read more

Red Bull hosts conference at Portmeirion

A team of 82 Marketing Executives from Red Bull UK ascended on Portmeirion in April for the annual Red Bull Marketing Conference.  Read more

Welshpool & Llanfair Railway - 'Zillertal'

The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway has signed a contract with the Zillertalbahn in Austria which will see the Mid-Wales line hire newly overhauled U-class 0-6-2T locomotive, No. 2 ‘Zillertal’, for approximately two years.  Read more

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