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Visitor attractions and information - Colwyn Bay

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Aberconwy HouseAttractionsAberconwy House, Castle Street, Conwy LL32 8AY. Tel: 01492 5592246. Dating from the 14th century this is the only medieval merchant's house in Conwy to have survived the turbulent history of the walled town for nearly six centuries. The furnished rooms reflect daily life from different periods in its history. About 5 miles west of Colwyn Bay.

Aberconwy House

Plas MawrAttractionsPlas Mawr, Conwy Tel: 01492 580167. At the heart of medieval Conwy stands Plas Mawr, the "Great Hall", built between 1576 and 1585 for the Welsh merchant Robert Wynn. This richly decorated building is an architectural gem, the finest surviving town house of the Elizabethan era in Britain. It is especially noted for the quality and quantity of its ornamental plasterwork, now fully restored to its original splendour. About 5 miles west of Colwyn Bay.

Plas Mawr

Conwy Castle & Town WallsAttractionsConwy Castle and Town Walls, Conwy Tel: 01492 592358. Constructed by the English monarch Edward 1 between 1283 and 1289, soaring curtain walls and 8 huge round towers give the castle an intimidating presence. There are breath-taking views from the battlements over the mountains and sea and down to the roofless shell of the castle's massive Great Hall. The circuit of town walls, over three-quarters of a mile long and guarded by 22 towers, is one of the finest in the world. About 5 miles west of Colwyn Bay.

Conwy Castle & Town Walls

Attractions The Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay, Clwyd, North Wales, LL28 5UY. Tel: +44 (0)1492 532 938. “House of the Condor”. Snow Leopards. Camels. Sealions. Wallaby. Flamingo. Boa Constrictor. Burmese Python & many many more.www.welshmountainzoo.org. Location: On the outskirts of Colwyn Bay.

The Welsh Mountain Zoo

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Visitor attractions and information - Conwy

Aberconwy HouseAttractionsAberconwy House, Castle Street, Conwy LL32 8AY. Tel: 01492 5592246. Dating from the 14th century this is the only medieval merchant's house in Conwy to have survived the turbulent history of the walled town for nearly six centuries. The furnished rooms reflect daily life from different periods in its history. Location: In the centre of Conwy.

Aberconwy House

Plas MawrAttractionsPlas Mawr, Conwy Tel: 01492 580167. At the heart of medieval Conwy stands Plas Mawr, the "Great Hall", built between 1576 and 1585 for the Welsh merchant Robert Wynn. This richly decorated building is an architectural gem, the finest surviving town house of the Elizabethan era in Britain. It is especially noted for the quality and quantity of its ornamental plasterwork, now fully restored to its original splendour. Location: In the centre of Conwy.

Plas Mawr

AttractionsConwy Castle and Town Walls, Conwy Tel: 01492 592358. Constructed by the English monarch Edward 1 between 1283 and 1289, soaring curtain walls and 8 huge round towers give the castle an intimidating presence. There are breath-taking views from the battlements over the mountains and sea and down to the roofless shell of the castle's massive Great Hall. The circuit of town walls, over three-quarters of a mile long and guarded by 22 towers, is one of the finest in the world. Location: In the centre of Conwy.

Conwy Castle and Town Walls

Attractions The Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay, Clwyd, North Wales, LL28 5UY. Tel: +44 (0)1492 532 938. “House of the Condor”. Snow Leopards. Camels. Sealions. Wallaby. Flamingo. Boa Constrictor. Burmese Python & many many more. www.welshmountainzoo.org. Location: About 5 miles east of Conwy.

The Welsh Mountain Zoo

Attractions Better Tours, Milbank, Presteigne, Powys. Tel: 01544260493. Castles of Wales Tour. BETTER TRAVEL is pleased to offer you, the discerning traveller, the opportunity to visit in four days a few of the classical Castles of South, Mid, West and North Wales. With names as famous as Carreg Cennen and Caerphilly, Chepstow, Caernafon, Beaumaris, Conwy or Lamphey Bishops Palace and Carew, these treasured ruins of the dark and middle ages are familiar to both residents and visitors alike. www.better-travel.co.uk. Location: Tour of the Castles of Wales.

Castles of Wales Tour

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Visitor attractions and information - Corwen

Attractions Bala Lake Railway, Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd Tel: 01678 540666. The 2ft gauge line offers a delightful 9 mile return journey along Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake), through the beautiful scenery of the Snowdonia National Park. Location: About 8 miles southwest of Corwen

Bala Lake Railway

Attractions Llangollen Wharf - Canal Boat Trips in North Wales. Tel: 01978 860702. Llangollen Wharf is one of the major attractions in the North Wales market town of Llangollen. From the Wharf you can embark on either a horse drawn boat trip along the feeder for the main canal, or a motorised aqueduct cruise which takes you across the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct built by Thomas Telford. Both these trips take in the magical sights and sounds of the beautiful Llangollen Canal. About 9 miles east of Corwen.

Llangollen Wharf

Attractions Llangollen Railway, LL20 8SN - Tel: 01978 860979. We have reopened a section of the former Ruabon to Barmouth route in North Wales that was closed in the 1960s. Our heritage trains now operate at weekends for most of the year, and all week from April to October. During the summer, most trains are steam-hauled; at other times diesel locomotives or railcars may be used. www.llangollen-railway.co.uk. About 9 miles east of Corwen.

 Llangollen Railway

Attractions Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen - Tel: 01978 860326.The evocative ruins of Valle Crucis lie in green fields beneath Llangollen's steep sided mountains. The abbey was founded in a remote location particularly suitable for the Cistercian order. Their Abbey, founded in the 13th century and added to a century later, has fared better than many of its contemporaries against the ravages of time, history and neglect. Many original features remain, including the glorious west front complete with an elaborate, richly carved doorway and beautiful rose window. About 9 miles east of Corwen.

Valle Crucis Abbey

Attractions Plas Newydd, Hill Street, Llangollen, Denbighshire LL20 8AW - Tel: 01978 8611314.  Home to the celebrated " Ladies of Llangollen" from 1780 to 1829. A charming house with carved-oak panels, intricate stained glass windows and tranquil gardens. About 9 miles east of Corwen.

Plas Newydd

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Visitor attractions and information - Flint

Attractions Flint Castle, Castle Dyke Street, Flint Tel: 01352 733078. Flint was the first great castle built for Edward I during his campaigns to defeat Llywelyn ap Gruffudd and subdue the Welsh. The castle was built on land next to the Dee estuary between 1277 and 1284. The inner ward is a square with a large tower at each corner. Location: In the centre of Flint.

Flint Castle

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Visitor attractions and information - Hawarden

Attractions Chester Castle, Chester, Cheshire. Castle built in 1070. Parts of the 12th century inner bailey Agricola Tower and Castle Walls houses a chapel with exceptionally fine wall paintings of c. 1220, rediscovered in the 1980s. English Heritage. About 6 miles east of Hawarden.

Chester Castle

Chester Racecourse

Attractions Chester Racecourse, The Racecourse, Chester CH1 2LY. Tel: 01244 304600. The Racecourse now also offers: polo, horse show, concerts, fine dining, theatre box office, the circus etc. Disabled policy and facilities. chester-races.co.uk. About 6 miles east of Hawarden.

Chester Racecourse

Attractions Chester Zoo, Upton-by-Chester, Chester, CH2 1LH. Tel: 01244 380 280. The Chester Zoo baby boom is continuing with the arrival of more offspring. The zoo’s 7000 animals have seen their numbers swell. Chester Zoo offers a fun and stimulating day out for everyone. The Zoo is completely wheelchair and pushchair accessible, and all of our toilet facilities have disabled access. chesterzoo.org. About 6 miles east of Hawarden.

Chester Zoo

Attractions Chester Cathedral, St Werburgh Street, Chester Tel: 01244 324756. A place of worship for over 1000 years. Parts of the Norman church begun in 1092 can still be seen in the present building, which reflects all the Gothic architectural styles. The finest Quire stalls in Britain have intricately carved "misericords" and there is a facsimile of Handel's Messiah first rehearsed here. Beautiful monastic cloisters and garden. About 6 miles east of Hawarden.

Chester Cathedral

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Visitor attractions and information - Llandudno

The Great Orme TramwayAttractions The Great Orme Tramway Tel: 01492 879306. The Great Orme Tramway has been delighting visitors since it opened on July 31st 1902. An engineering marvel of its age, it is still the only cable-hauled tramway still operating on British public roads. Trams run every 20 minutes, 7days a week. At the Halfway Station exhibition, discover the fascinating funicular tramway - then enjoy the spectacular ride to the top. www.greatormetramway.com. Location: In the centre of Llandudno.

The Great Orme Tramway

Aberconwy HouseAttractionsAberconwy House, Castle Street, Conwy LL32 8AY. Tel: 01492 5592246. Dating from the 14th century this is the only medieval merchant's house in Conwy to have survived the turbulent history of the walled town for nearly six centuries. The furnished rooms reflect daily life from different periods in its history. Location: About 4 miles south of Llandudno.

Aberconwy House

Plas MawrAttractionsPlas Mawr, Conwy Tel: 01492 580167. At the heart of medieval Conwy stands Plas Mawr, the "Great Hall", built between 1576 and 1585 for the Welsh merchant Robert Wynn. This richly decorated building is an architectural gem, the finest surviving town house of the Elizabethan era in Britain. It is especially noted for the quality and quantity of its ornamental plasterwork, now fully restored to its original splendour. Location: About 5 miles south of Llandudno.

Plas Mawr

Conwy Castle & Town WallsAttractionsConwy Castle and Town Walls, Conwy Tel: 01492 592358. Constructed by the English monarch Edward 1 between 1283 and 1289, soaring curtain walls and 8 huge round towers give the castle an intimidating presence. There are breath-taking views from the battlements over the mountains and sea and down to the roofless shell of the castle's massive Great Hall. The circuit of town walls, over three-quarters of a mile long and guarded by 22 towers, is one of the finest in the world. Location: About 4 miles south of Llandudno.

Conwy Castle and Town Walls

Attractions The Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay, Clwyd, North Wales, LL28 5UY. Tel: +44 (0)1492 532 938. “House of the Condor”. Snow Leopards. Camels. Sealions. Wallaby. Flamingo. Boa Constrictor. Burmese Python & many many more. www.welshmountainzoo.org. Location: About 4 miles east of Llandudno.

 The Welsh Mountain Zoo

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Visitor attractions and information - Llangollen

Attractions Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen - Tel: 01978 860326.The evocative ruins of Valle Crucis lie in green fields beneath Llangollen's steep sided mountains. The abbey was founded in a remote location particularly suitable for the Cistercian order. Their Abbey, founded in the 13th century and added to a century later, has fared better than many of its contemporaries against the ravages of time, history and neglect. Many original features remain, including the glorious west front complete with an elaborate, richly carved doorway and beautiful rose window. About 1 mile north of Llangollen.

Valle Crucis Abbey

Attractions Plas Newydd, Hill Street, Llangollen, Denbighshire LL20 8AW - Tel: 01978 8611314.  Home to the celebrated " Ladies of Llangollen" from 1780 to 1829. A charming house with carved-oak panels, intricate stained glass windows and tranquil gardens. Location: In the centre of Llangollen.

Plas Newydd

Erddig

Attractions Erddig, Wrexham LL13 0YT - Tel: 01978 355314. National Trust. Charges apply. An atmospheric house and estate, vividly evoking its family and servants in the 18th and 19th century. A completely furnished 18th-century large country house with one of the last surviving 18th-century gardens with a large walled garden and Victorian parterre. www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 10 miles northeast of Llangollen.

Erddig

Attractions Bersham Heritage Centre & Ironworks, Bersham, Wrexham LL14 4HT Tel:- 01978 261529. Bersham Heritage Centre is the central information point of the Clywedog Valley. It has exhibitions on the industrial history of the area. Bersham Ironworks originally dates from the late 17th Century. Here in the 18th Century, John Wilkinson produced cannon for the American War of Independence and cylinders for James Watt's steam engines. About 10 miles northeast of Llangollen.
 Bersham Heritage Centre & Ironworks

Attractions Llangollen Wharf - Canal Boat Trips in North Wales. Tel: 01978 860702. Llangollen Wharf is one of the major attractions in the North Wales market town of Llangollen. From the Wharf you can embark on either a horse drawn boat trip along the feeder for the main canal, or a motorised aqueduct cruise which takes you across the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct built by Thomas Telford. Both these trips take in the magical sights and sounds of the beautiful Llangollen Canal. Location: In the centre of Llangollen.

 Llangollen Wharf - Canal Boat Trips in North Wales

Attractions Llangollen Railway, LL20 8SN - Tel: 01978 860979. We have reopened a section of the former Ruabon to Barmouth route in North Wales that was closed in the 1960s. Our heritage trains now operate at weekends for most of the year, and all week from April to October. During the summer, most trains are steam-hauled; at other times diesel locomotives or railcars may be used. www.llangollen-railway.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Llangollen.

Llangollen Railway

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Visitor attractions and information - Mold

Attractions Loggerheads Country Park, Nr Mold CH7 - Tel: 01352 810469. Loggerheads, three miles from Mold on the A494, is an area of outstanding natural beauty and has been popular with visitors for over 70 years. Since its acquisition and promotion by Clwyd County Council as a Country Park and Visitor Centre the area has become a major tourist attraction. About 3 miles west of Mold.

Loggerheads Country Park,

Attractions Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold, Flintshire CH7 1YA - Tel: 01352 755114. Clwyd Theatr Cymru is the leading producing theatre in Wales with an international reputation for its artistic achievements. Located in Mold, it offers entertainment for all. Location: In the centre of Mold.

Clwyd Theatr Cymru

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Visitor attractions and information - Northop

Attractions Loggerheads Country Park, Nr Mold CH7 - Tel: 01352 810469. Loggerheads, three miles from Mold on the A494, is an area of outstanding natural beauty and has been popular with visitors for over 70 years. Since its acquisition and promotion by Clwyd County Council as a Country Park and Visitor Centre the area has become a major tourist attraction. About 6 miles south of Northop.

Loggerheads Country Park

Attractions Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold, Flintshire CH7 1YA - Tel: 01352 755114. Clwyd Theatr Cymru is the leading producing theatre in Wales with an international reputation for its artistic achievements. Located in Mold, it offers entertainment for all. About 3 miles south of Northop.

Clwyd Theatr Cymru

Attractions Flint Castle, Castle Dyke Street, Flint Tel: 01352 733078. Flint was the first great castle built for Edward I during his campaigns to defeat Llywelyn ap Gruffudd and subdue the Welsh. The castle was built on land next to the Dee estuary between 1277 and 1284. The inner ward is a square with a large tower at each corner. About 3 miles north of Northop.

Flint Castle

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Visitor attractions and information - Prestatyn

Attractions Ocean Beach Amusement Park, 102 West Parade, Rhyl, Clwyd LL18 1UL. Tel: 01745 343246. About 4 miles west of Prestatyn.

Ocean Beach Amusement Park

Attractions Rhyl Sea Life Centre, East Parade, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 3AF. Tel: 01745 344660. Rhyl Sea Life Centre features the first and only walkthrough underwater tunnel in Wales. Enjoy the unique experience of a seabed stroll surrounded by sharks, rays and countless other fascinating ocean creatures. About 4 miles west of Prestatyn.

Rhyl Sea Life Centre

Attractions The Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay, Clwyd, North Wales, LL28 5UY. Tel: 01492 532 938. “House of the Condor”. Snow Leopards. Camels. Sealions. Wallaby. Flamingo. Boa Constrictor. Burmese Python & many many more. www.welshmountainzoo.org. About 14 miles west of Prestatyn.

The Welsh Mountain Zoo

Attractions Bodelwyddan Castle, Bodelwyddan, Rhyl, Denbighshire. Set in 260 acres of magnificent parkland, the Castle is an outstation of the National Portrait Gallery and is open to the public most days throughout the year. www.bodelwyddan-castle.co.uk. About 7 miles southwest of Prestatyn.

Bodelwyddan Castle

Attractions Offa's Dyke Path - The National Trail. The Path runs for 177 miles from Sedbury Cliffs on the Severn Estuary near Chepstow to the North Wales resort of Prestatyn on Liverpool Bay. For about 70 miles it follows the course of the 8th Century Offa's Dyke earthwork. Offa's Dyke Path, while not being the longest of the National Trails, is the most attractive and varied of them. The route crosses high wild moorland, attractive, well cultivated wide river valleys and ancient woodland.

Offa's Dyke Path - The National Trail

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Visitor attractions and information - Rhyl

Attractions Ocean Beach Amusement Park, 102 West Parade, Rhyl, Clwyd LL18 1UL. Tel: 01745 343246. Location: In the centre of Rhyl.

Ocean Beach Amusement Park

Attractions Rhyl Sea Life Centre, East Parade, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 3AF. Tel: 01745 344660. Rhyl Sea Life Centre features the first and only walkthrough underwater tunnel in Wales. Enjoy the unique experience of a seabed stroll surrounded by sharks, rays and countless other fascinating ocean creatures. Location: In the centre of Rhyl.

Rhyl Sea Life Centre

Attractions The Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay, Clwyd, North Wales, LL28 5UY. Tel: 01492 532 938. “House of the Condor”. Snow Leopards. Camels. Sealions. Wallaby. Flamingo. Boa Constrictor. Burmese Python & many more. www.welshmountainzoo.org. About 10 miles west of Rhyl.

The Welsh Mountain Zoo

Attractions Bodelwyddan Castle, Bodelwyddan, Rhyl, Denbighshire. Set in 260 acres of magnificent parkland, the Castle is an outstation of the National Portrait Gallery and is open to the public most days throughout the year. www.bodelwyddan-castle.co.uk. About 4 miles south of Rhyl.

Bodelwyddan Castle

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Visitor attractions and information - Rhuddlan

Attractions Rhuddlan Castle is built on a concentric plan, the outer ward consisted of two rings of curtain walls, with two twin-towered Gatehouses - one to the east and one to the west - and a circular tower to the north and south of the castle. The west Gatehouse is one of the best surviving features of Rhuddlan Castle, the towers lacking only their battlemented parapets. The castle is in the care of Cadw. Location: On the outskirts of Rhuddlan.

Rhuddlan Castle

Attractions Ocean Beach Amusement Park, 102 West Parade, Rhyl, Clwyd LL18 1UL. Tel: 01745 343246. About 2 miles south of Rhuddlan.

Ocean Beach Amusement Park

Attractions Rhyl Sea Life Centre, East Parade, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 3AF. Tel: 01745 344660. Rhyl Sea Life Centre features the first and only walkthrough underwater tunnel in Wales. Enjoy the unique experience of a seabed stroll surrounded by sharks, rays and countless other fascinating ocean creatures. About 2 miles south of Rhuddlan.

Rhyl Sea Life Centre

Attractions The Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay, Clwyd, North Wales, LL28 5UY. Tel: 01492 532 938. “House of the Condor”. Snow Leopards. Camels. Sealions. Wallaby. Flamingo. Boa Constrictor. Burmese Python & many many more. www.welshmountainzoo.org. About 10 miles west of Rhuddlan.

The Welsh Mountain Zoo

Attractions Bodelwyddan Castle, Bodelwyddan, Rhyl, Denbighshire. Set in 260 acres of magnificent parkland, the Castle is an outstation of the National Portrait Gallery and is open to the public most days throughout the year. www.bodelwyddan-castle.co.uk. About 3 miles south of Rhuddlan.

Bodelwyddan Castle

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Visitor attractions and information - Ruthin

Attractions Moel Famau Country Park, near Mold. Moel Famau is an impressive Country Park with 2000 acres of colourful heather moorland, a haven for wildlife like birds of prey. It forms part of the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is well known for the prominent Jubilee Tower remains at the summit. About 4 miles north of Ruthin.

Moel Famau Country Park

Attractions Loggerheads Country Park, Nr Mold CH7 - Tel: 01352 810469. Loggerheads, three miles from Mold on the A494, is an area of outstanding natural beauty and has been popular with visitors for over 70 years. Since its acquisition and promotion by Clwyd County Council as a Country Park and Visitor Centre the area has become a major tourist attraction. About 7 miles northeast of Ruthin.

Loggerheads Country Park

Attractions Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold, Flintshire CH7 1YA - Tel: 01352 755114. Clwyd Theatr Cymru is the leading producing theatre in Wales with an international reputation for its artistic achievements. Located in Mold, it offers entertainment for all. About 9 miles northeast of Ruthin.

Clwyd Theatr Cymru

Attractions Denbigh Castle, Tel: 01745 813385. The striking ruins of Denbigh Castle, crowning a steep hill above the town, enjoy commanding views of the pastoral Vale of Clwyd and the round-backed hills of the Clwydian range. The castle's finest feature is its striking triple-towered Great Gatehouse. Denbigh is about 6 miles northwest of Ruthin.

Denbigh Castle

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Visitor attractions and information - St Asaph

Saint Asaph Cathedral Attractions Saint Asaph Cathedral. Saint Kentigern built his Church here in AD560. When he returned to Strathclyde in AD573 he left Asaph as his successor. Since that time the Cathedral has been dedicated to Saint Asaph and the Diocese bears his name. The present building was begun in the 13th century and is reputed to be the smallest ancient cathedral in Great Britain. The building is largely 14th century in origin, however many alterations were undertaken from 1867. www.stasaphcathedral.org.uk. Location: In the centre of St Asaph.

Saint Asaph Cathedral

Attractions Bodelwyddan Castle, Bodelwyddan, Rhyl, Denbighshire LL18 5YA. Tel: 01745 584060. Bodelwyddan Castle is set in 260 acres of magnificent parkland and is now an outstation of the National Portrait Gallery,open to the public most days throughout the year. www.bodelwyddan-castle.co.uk. About 3 miles west of St Asaph.

St Asaph hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Wrexham

Attractions Erddig, Wrexham LL13 0YT - Tel: 01978 355314. National Trust. Charges apply. An atmospheric house and estate, vividly evoking its family and servants in the 18th and 19th century. A completely furnished 18th-century large country house with one of the last surviving 18th-century gardens with a large walled garden and Victorian parterre. www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 2 miles southwest of Wrexham.

Erddig

Attractions Bersham Heritage Centre & Ironworks, Bersham, Wrexham LL14 4HT Tel:- 01978 261529. Bersham Heritage Centre is the central information point of the Clywedog Valley. It has exhibitions on the industrial history of the area. Bersham Ironworks originally dates from the late 17th Century. Here in the 18th Century, John Wilkinson produced cannon for the American War of Independence and cylinders for James Watt's steam engines. About 2 miles west of Wrexham.
Bersham Heritage Centre & Ironworks

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