Britain’s Smallest Town (2/8)

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Not only does Wales lay claim to the smallest city in Britain, but it also boasts at having Britain’s smallest town, called Llanwrtyd Wells, in Powys, Mid-Wales.

Llanwrtd Wells has a population of just 850, and is home to the “Man versus Horse Marathon” every June, where runners compete against riders over 22 miles. The event was started in 1980 by pub landlord Gordon Green, after he heard one man telling another that over a significant distance across country, man was equal to any horse, so the landlord decided to put it to the test, and the event has held every year since. Read more about it here

Llanwrtyd is about 2 hours car journey south of Britain’s Smallest House, at the opposite end of the Snowdonia National Park, which is home to Snowdon –  Wales highest mountain, and the highest point you can go in Wales and England.

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