Single from: £80.00
Double from: £80.00
per room per night
Wern Ddu Land, Newtown, SY16 3DN
+44 (0)1686 622591
Single from: £80.50
Double from: £80.50
per room per night
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Despite its name, Newtown is by no means a "New Town". The entire county of Powys is filled to the brim with exciting bits of history and this lovely location is no different. Newtown was around in the 1200s and it was founded by the famed Edward I of England. Naturally, this makes Newtown a bit of a bitter pill to swallow for many residents of Wales. After all, quite a bit of blood has been shed over the years for both these nations on account of one another and Newtown has the even more dubious distinction of being the location from where Edward I began his campaign to destroy the Welsh hero and prince Llywelyn. Llywelyn's importance to Welsh culture can't be stressed enough and he is even the subject of all kinds of mythological tales involving fantastic creatures and magic. Rare is the human being who becomes immortalized in the realm of myth but Llywelyn was just that kind of a hero and he joined the ranks of King Arthur and Davy Crockett and all the other larger than life symbols that captivate our imagination.
Thus, Newtown already has the odds stacked against it when it comes to being an important and beloved Welsh town. Add this to the fact that Powys is a very decidedly Welsh county and the problems abound even more. Luckily, the people of Wales are a closely knit group that are thankfully among the strictest adherents to kinship. The people who live in Newtown are for the most part Welsh anyways and the descendants of those who waged war in those days would do well to remember that most people's grievances should die with them. It is also important to remember that Newtown is very close to the border between England and Wales and many families of murdered English soldiers grew up not far away on the other side. For this reason Newtown is admired for what it truly is: A historically significant town that is an indispensable part of Wales. This fact is made even more immediate when one considers that Newtown is the birthplace of Robert Owen. For the uninitiated, Robert Owen is one of the most important figures in political history. He was one of the founders of Socialism and many of his essays and discourses are considered to be among the most influential ever written in the realm of world politics. Newtown honors his legacy admirably and they wisely preserved the house that he grew up in and in fact turned it into a museum so that fans of socialism or politics in general can peruse the proverbial "roots" of the famed social reformer. Due to its proximity to the border Newtown is beloved by both Wales and Britain equally. Such mutual appreciation is rare for most towns and it is to Newtown's credit that it can be a common bond between two longtime foes. This is the nature of the town, however, and perhaps its most stunning attribute.
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