The hills above Tregaron

Tregaron

A market town on the edge of the Cambrian Mountains.

Henry Richards' statue and the Talbot Hotel, Tregaron

A market town set between the Cambrian Mountains (sometimes described as Wales’s fourth unofficial National Park) and the unique nature reserve of Tregaron Bog. Tregaron has been important in Welsh history too. It was one of the great centres of the droving trade. From here, huge herds of cattle and other livestock set off for the markets of England. The drovers who herded them gave Wales an early postal service, a banking system and a huge number of legends.

Tregaron was the home of Wales’s own Robin Hood, the outlaw Twm Sion Catti. More recently, it was the birthplace of Henry Richard, the ‘Apostle of Peace’, who founded the Peace Union, forerunner of the League of Nations.

 

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