Elerch

St Peter’s

St Peter’s Church is one of the big surprises of the Peaceful Places trail.
Opening times: 
10am – 5pm (May – September)

Approaching from Tal-y-bont along the River Leri, the valley falls away into steep woodland and the sense of anticipation increases, until finally arriving at the small settlement of Bont-goch – or to use its older name, Elerch.

Lovers of nineteenth century architecture will be delighted to find buildings designed by three eminent Victorian architects. The old school was the work of George Edmund Street, St Peter’s Church was designed by William Butterfield and the former Vicarage by the Welsh architect, John Pritchard.

The village itself is a quiet haven, but was once a busy centre for the lead miners who worked in the hills behind. Walkers pass through on the Borth-Devil’s Bridge Walk and mountain bikers come here to gain access to the Syfydrin bike trails from Nant-yr-arian and around the Nant-y-moch reservoir.

How to get here: 
Approach through Penrhyn-coch, by a side road off the A4159. Alternatively take an enchanting route along a narrow road that winds inland from Taly- bont, on the A487. The postcode is SY24 5DP.

Local businesses

Glan Leri Holiday Cottage - 3.9km away
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Black Lion Hotel - 4.0km away
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Hendre Gwyn Cottage and Guesthouse - 4.8km away
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The Druid Inn - 5.3km away
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Pennau Craft & Coffee Shop - 5.4km away
Food & Drink, Shopping

Siop Cynfelyn@Cletwr - 6.3km away
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Tynllidiart Arms - 6.7km away
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Newmans Garden Centre - 7.0km away
Shopping

The Silver Mountain Experience - 7.2km away
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Animalarium Borth Zoo - 7.7km away
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Blaeneinion - 8.2km away
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Ffynnon Cadno Guest House - 8.6km away
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The Halfway Inn - 8.8km away
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Esgair Wen, self catering cottage - 9.6km away
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Y Ffarmers Pub - 10.5km away
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Erwbarfe Farm Caravan Park - 10.8km away
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Gwesty'r Marine Hotel - 10.8km away
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Gwesty Cymru Hotel & Restaurant - 11.0km away
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The Hafod Hotel - 11.0km away
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The Woodlands Caravan & Camping Park - 11.0km away
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Plas Antaron Hotel - 11.2km away
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Pengwernydd Cottages - 14.1km away
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