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Monthly Archives: May 2018

The Tea Emporium Stone is found!

The Tea Emporium Stone has been found! Following our clues, Brecon resident Irina Dzubenko was treasure hunting in the grounds of Brecon Cathedral and discovered the painted rock within the hollow interior of an ancient yew tree, near the north entrance. Congratulations Irina! You win £30 worth of loose leaf tea from the The UK […]

The Foy Williams Stone: New Clue

“A good castle always needs a tower, if not to imprison, simply to conceal treasure. As north is to northwest, so too is south to… Search here.” “In Camden some tell fibs, others the truth. This Camden spoke of the ‘infamy of treachery’ about this place. A curtain wall and four storeys, but no lift […]

Crickhowell Adventure Stone: New Clue

“An ornithologist’s hiding place. Not in, but outside” “The site of an ancient Celtic church is a perfect place to Hide and be hidden. Take a stroll nearby but be mindful of those wanting to steal 3 kisses from you. What might you spy? Great crested grebes or the sound of a water rail perhaps? […]

The Tea Emporium Stone : New Clue

“What can yew see here? Look inside my trunk!” “More Celts! This time the Normans had their way. In this the Mother location, you’ll find a stone, surrounded by stone. Listen to me: I am the largest font of knowledge. Can’t find what you seek? Make like a pilgrim and eat cake instead.” The finder […]

Focus Stone Found!

The first treasure stone has been found! Lottie and Bertie Azurdia-Latter found the Focus Stone at Goytre Wharf during the weekend. The stone was well hidden alongside the canal beneath the carved chair (with the carved snail on top), opposite the wharf moorings! Congratulations to them – they win a £30 voucher for Mockingbird gift […]

Treasure Stones Hunt

Who doesn’t love a good old treasure hunt? Unless you’ve been hiding under a stone – see what I did there – you’ll be aware of the latest craze that’s sweeping the nation, where painted rocks are hidden for others to find and then re-hidden to keep the game going. In our March issue of […]

Llangoed Hall shortlisted for hospitality industry’s ‘Oscars’

An award winning Mid Wales country house hotel will be proudly flying the flag for Wales at this summer’s ‘Oscars’ for the UK’s hospitality industry. Llangoed Hall at Llyswen, near Brecon is one of only two Welsh finalists shortlisted for the 35th annual Catey Awards organised by The Caterer magazine. The hotel is competing against […]