Nanteos Mansion

Nanteos is a spectacular Georgian mansion which holds many secrets within its perfect Georgian facade. Translated as ‘the Nightingale’s stream’ the name reflects the legend and romance of west Wales, where the lines between folklore and documented history blur quite unlike anywhere else!

Nanteos today is a treasure trove of history. Inside the house the décor has been beautifully restored to emulate the period when the house was at its grandest. The surrounding area ranks as one of the most unspoilt, romantic places in the whole of Great Britain and it’s clear to see why the area has inspired so much music and literature.

History of Nanteos Mansion:

In the early Georgian era, Wales was cut off from England by poor roads and mountains; geographically isolated, the locals were monolingual and generally considered unruly and hostile to the establishment. Nonetheless Thomas Powell, sentimental of his ancestral land, set out to build a home worthy of the family status. Read More

Interesting facts about Nanteos Mansion:

1. Amongst the most powerful and enduring of legends has to be that of the Holy Grail, the cup that Christ himself drank from during the last supper. What is not so well known is that Nanteos has a strong link to the legend. Read More

 


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The English Reformation

The English Reformation - After initially criticising the Protestant movement as Heresy, Henry VIII denounces Catholicism and the Pope and makes himself Head of the Church in England.

After initially criticising the Protestant movement as Heresy, Henry VIII denounces Catholicism and the Pope and makes himself Head of the Church in England.

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