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Wales County Quiz - Powys

Can you guess these facts about the Welsh preserved county of Powys?
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Last updated: January 27, 2022
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First submittedAugust 3, 2021
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Small market town and location of an annual festival, described as 'the town of books'
Hay-on-Wye
The source of these two major UK rivers lie very close to each other on the slopes of the Cambrian Mountains in the west of Powys
Severn
Wye
Monty Python star who once had a house near Llanidloes
Terry Jones
Attractive rural railway that passes through Powys, linking Swansea and Shrewsbury
Heart of Wales Line
Popular attraction near Machynlleth dedicated to promoting sustainable development
Centre for Alternative Technology
A building in Machynlleth houses an exhibition dedicated to this Welsh leader who instigated a long-running yet ultimately unsuccessful war of independence
Owain Glyndŵr
Known as the 'Welsh Lake District' this area covers 70 square miles of unspoilt countryside
Elan Valley
Leighton born Captain Stephen Beattie received this award for gallantry for the part he played in the raid on St. Nazaire during WW2 while in command of HMS Campbeltown
Victoria Cross
National Park that occupies much of the southern part of Powys
Brecon Beacons
Market town in the north of Powys whose Welsh name means 'marshy or sinking land'
Welshpool
Author Salmon Rushdie went into hiding on a remote farm in Powys after receiving death threats over this novel
The Satanic Verses
Developed as a spa town in the 19th century, this place is now a centre of local government
Llandrindod Wells
The above town is home to a national collection of this method of transportation
Cycling
Actor Adam Woodyatt went to school in Llanidloes before going on play this character in the popular BBC soap opera, Eastenders, later becoming its longest-serving actor
Ian Beale
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