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The three bridges at Devil's Bridge, Pontarfynach, Wales, UK

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Bristol, United Kingdom

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This quiet village twelve miles outside Aberystwyth is famous for its waterfalls and three stacked bridges. The three bridges over the River Mynach at Devil’s Bridge. In Welsh, the village is known as Pontarfynach – ‘The bridge over the Mynach river’. The three bridges are quite a spectacular sight being stacked on top of each other. According to legend, the lowest bridge was built by the Devil himself to let a local woman rescue her cow which had somehow got to the other side of the gorge. Expecting the woman to walk across to get it, his one condition was that he received the soul of the first living creature to cross the bridge. However, he was tricked by the lady who got her pet dog to run across first – thus leaving the Devil with a soul of a dog! More conventional wisdom says that it’s in fact an 11th Century bridge built by the monks of Strata Florida.

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