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Things to do in Llanymynech, Shropshire

This small, pretty village straddles the border between England (Shropshire) and Wales (Powys). Once upon a dry time (in the days when you couldn't drink in Powys on Sundays) the lounge bar in the pub was shut on the Sabbath while the saloon bar was allowed to open. The border ran through the middle of the pub!

The village is bound by the River Vyrnwy to the south and enormous limestone cliffs to the north. The cliffs are the quarried face of Llanymynech Hill - and the views from the top are magnificent.

Some historians believe that Caractacus made his last stand against the Romans up here - and we know it's where local boy Ian Woosnam played his first round of golf.

Back down in the village itself there's a canal, an old limestone-smelting furnace and a churchyard where some lie buried with their heads in Wales and their toes in England.

Description by Haydn Harris

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