Top five attractions in the Cambrian Mountains

On your next adventure, head to the Cambrian Mountains and visit these amazing attractions. From a 12th century abbey to river valleys, these sites are perfect for history buffs, nature lovers and part-time adventurers.

If you’re interested in doing something a little bit different this summer and wanting to explore the great outdoors, then visit five of our favourite attractions in the Cambrian Mountains!


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Strata Florida Abbey
Originally founded in the 12th century and located near Tregaron and the Cambrian Mountains. Strata Florida is a Latin phrase that can be translated to Valley of the Flowers. Though most of the Abbey is now in ruins, there are still some areas that remain intact. Admittance to Strata Florida Abbey is £3.50 for adults, £2.65 for persons under the age of 16 and £10.50 for a family (2 adults & all children under 16).


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The highest summit in the Cambrian Mountains, Pumlumon translates to Five Peaks. Three rivers descend from the mountain peaks through stunning scenery; the Rheidol and the Ystwyth rivers meet the Aberystwyth coast while the Teifi flows towards Cardigan. With walking, mountain biking, horse riding and camping, the Pumlumon has a lot on offer for everyone.

Elan Valley
Situated to the west of Rhayader is The Elan Valley. This river valley covers 70 square miles with 80% of the land being designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Located so close to the Cambrian Mountains, it offers a large number of walking tracks suitable for all abilities. Perfect for an active day out!

Devil’s Bridge
A village in Ceredigion, near the Cambrian Mountains, known as Devil’s Bridge has been a tourist attraction for centuries. Within the village is the most unusual bridge. It is actually three bridges, which have been built on top of one another. Local lore claims that the first bridge, built 1075-1200, was actually built by the devil, as it would have been too difficult for mortals to build.


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Llyn Brianne
Constructed in the 1960’s, Llyn Brianne is a man made reservoir located in central Wales on the River Typi. Under the reservoir, two houses were flooded when the water levels were raised; when the water is low you can still see the top of one of the houses. Take a picnic and sit by this peaceful area, watch the water flow from the reservoir, for a relaxing day out.

Make sure you visit the Cambrian Mountains this summer and revel in the natural and man made wonders in the area!