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Mid Wales Hospital, Talgarth

No words can really describe the decline this year of this site. Better security at the beginning of the year may have prevented mass theft of doors, fixings, tiles, lead, fireplaces, copper and sadly the clock mechanism & faces.

The Mid Wales Hospital was a psychiatric hospital in Talgarth, Wales. It opened in 1906 and was formerly known as the Brecon and Radnor Joint Asylum or Mid Wales Counties Mental Hospital. It is in echelon style (narrow arrow)and at its peak could serve 1,000 patients.[clarification needed] However, nearer the end of its life, in 1995, this had dwindled to 168. The site was also home to the Mid and West Wales College of Nursing and Midwifery and the Powys Drugs & Alcohol Council for substance misuse

SAVE hope to find a buyer for the site but given it’s already been on the market for nearly 12 months the only reality is going to be the wreaking ball I fear. Such a waste of a building that could have given the town a new lease of life after the hospitals closure. The wards will do well to survive another winter without proper roofing.

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28 comments

  1. Up to you but very trashed

  2. is it still worth a visit or shouldn’t I bother??

  3. Yeah not really worth the visit anymore

  4. Visited today. Plenty of easy ways to get in. Most of the doors have been pushed through but there’s black tar all over doorways Windows and fence holes so impossible not to get covered in the stuff. There’s even piles of cow dung in the doorways as a deterrent. No security around . Enjoy while it’s there.

  5. What did you expect driving straight up the driveway public right of way or not. The mask/face thing is utter bollocks as is the story about it being a prisoner of war camp. The sites always doable, if you go in the right way with the right approaches.

  6. Took a journey up here last night from Somerset! Drove straight onto the site, were greeted by a security guy and his dog, who was nice enough but wasn’t letting us in! Blue asbestos everywhere though guys! Looks epic was a real shame! Had a look around outside though, apparently since the mask in the window photo went viral they have had a lot of trouble so have tightened security, police arrived as we got back to our car and made sure we were on out way. Would suggest to anyone not to go for a couple months until it’s all calmed down up there! Place looks great though, shame about the security. Next time!

  7. A little update – visited yesterday (16/02/16) and is all still there and no stress at all to get in. Pretty much all still how LD has described it a year on. Hole in a fence – open window – that’s that. Signs saying “CCTV 24 HOURS, TwbP” etc etc, only takes a minute for even the most numbskulled to work out there’s bait not a single camera anywhere on the site. Nobody cares anymore if anybody goes in. It says that the site has been “bought”, yet absolutely no sign of any work. Obviously it’s mad decayed and rotting; floors falling through, upper floor doors hanging open into mid air – quite a sight. But easily navigatable. Tonnes of asbestos everywhere though, gets a little same old too – all of the generic wards kinda look the same. 100% worth a visit though, especially how calm it is to access.

  8. I visited this site yesterday (Saturday 28th Feb 2015) for the first time.

    There was no security, no dog. Nothing, no one around as far as I could tell.

    There was a completely open window at the front of the building. The board had been pulled off. Too good to be true? Absolutely. The brickwork around window was painted with slippery tar paint making it difficult to climb in. Also in full view of the public. I opted for a more conspicuous way of getting in, I won’t say how.

    Once inside, it’s deteriorated so badly. There’s pretty much nothing left in the way of furniture etc and although this was my first visit, I’ve been looking at pictures of this place since 2010. The building disheveled appearance is half its beauty, I only wish I could have made it a bit earlier when there was more to explore.

    Note, it’s EXTREMELY rotten, almost fell through a few floors. I visited alone, maybe not the smarted idea, if anything had happened to me, no one knew where I was, but I wanted to make sure I could get in and out quickly and without being spotted. I advize you dong go alone as this place is a death trap these days.

  9. If you can’t see it on googlemaps I’d give up. Yes its pretty tight and the locals tend to call the police.

  10. How far along hospital road is it?
    Can we still get in there or is security really tight?

  11. I live in Talgarth and have done my whole life. The main reason for all the security is the fact that’s there’s asbestos everywhere and it’s falling down

  12. The CCTV Cameras are old on the outside. They however have motion sensing kit inside and you’ll likely come out to find a grumpy farmer and probably some police.

  13. Craig Laurie drew binks

    Hey guys me and friends visited the Asylum tonight in darkness! There are CCTV cameras up there but we didn’t see any security or guard dogs… We wana know why people say there’s high security? where can we get in ? We will return very soon! It’s was a scary experience but we want to get in there and what parts are the best?

  14. No, but Hospital Road, Talgarth is usually enough. Don’t park in the grounds of the hospital, park on road outside (just on top of hill or something)

  15. Thank you!
    Any idea of the postcode?

  16. It was still there last weekend. It is looked after of sorts but there are ways in and once in you are fine. Case of going and looking really.

  17. Does anyone know if this place is still here, without security?
    Looking to visit for photography purposes.
    Thank you.

  18. No mainly BECAUSE GHOSTS DON’T EXIST.

    Go try somewhere else, this place is tighter than a nunns chuff these days + dogs inside the grounds.

  19. me and my friends are looking to visit talgarth asylum we believe that this place is known for strange occurances and paranormal activity. has anyone actually ever expierenced any paranormal activity whilst visting this place?

  20. been up there 3 times in the last 2 weeks and there is no security there now !! they did have 2 big blokes there and they would take no massing but they are not there any more,so get up there!! we were up there 3 days ago and there was some blokes nicking the doors from there! they said you can get in over the wall by the main gates its the best day out we have had

  21. Hi, was there a couple of weeks ago and went into the midwifery building, didn’t have time for the old buildings. What’s the easiest way past the fences into the main bit?
    Cheers

  22. Hospital Road, Talgarth

  23. we are looking to go to talagarth in next week or so,can you help with location details,as im struggling to find it!many thanks

  24. Top road takes you to the carpark up around the narrow lanes where gates padlocked shut thenpublic road where the garages are that’s were we left our cars snook in with torches any other close abandoned ones you recommend

  25. Security there is so pointless now, they are a bit uneducated too – the road through the hospital is a public right of way. They will inform you otherwise.

  26. Yeah Thanks Found It Fine Security Stopped Us We Said We Were Just Taking Pics He Said Dont Let Anyone In

  27. The site now has full time security and is fenced off. Hospital Road might be a good place to start….

  28. Wanna know the postcode for the talgarth asylum want to go there for the weekend anu chance you can send it to my email address please

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