Cynghordy Viaduct – An engineering marvel and a hidden Welsh gem

Cynghordy Viaduct in Mid-Wales

In the latest video clip from The Liminal Forest journey through Wales I visit Cynghordy Viaduct, one of the most impressive feats of engineering in Wales.

The viaduct stands 30.5m high and is curved across the Bran Valley. It is built on on 18 semi-circular headed brick and sandstone arches with square rough-faced rubble piers. It was built 1868 for the Central Wales Railway.

Cynghordy Viaduct is located a few miles outside of Llandovery on a windy, single track road that climbs over the hills to the village of Rhandirmwyn.

You’d never find it unless you knew where to look – unless you’re taking the train through Mid-Wales that is!

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