Only two miles outside of town is Nanteos, and ALP and I decided to have afternoon tea there one day. They offer a tour before tea, and I’m SO glad we took it. It was an informal tour led by the very knowledgable receptionist, who told us a lot about the family who built the house in the eighteenth century. They’ve renovated and updated the house to become a hotel, but many original features are still present. The stone flooring in the servant’s quarters is original, and worn down in the middle by centuries of feet hurrying past.
Click here for more on the history of Nanteos–http://www.nanteoshistory.co.uk
The last direct heir of the family, killed four days after peace was declared. Apparently his family received the news while they were celebrating.