The small village of Meifod is located in the River Vyrnwy valley 15 miles south-west of Oswestry and 7 miles north-west of Welshpool; it lies on the A495 road. The parish church of St Tysilio and St. Mary is in the centre of the village; Meifod is the royal burial ground of many of the Kings and Princes of the Welsh Powys at various sites around the village.
The will host the 2015 National Eisteddfod of Wales, one of the world’s greatest cultural festivals, from Saturday 1st to Saturday 8th August. The Eisteddfod Festival, the pinnacle of the Welsh cultural calendar, travels from place to place, alternating between north and south Wales, giving communities across the country a chance to welcome up to 160,000 visitors over an eight day period.
An eclectic mix of old and new, the traditional and the modern, the Eisteddfod is a celebration of Wales, its culture and its language. Combining ceremonial and official activities with a dynamic, young-spirited and welcoming festival, it offers something for everyone - whatever their ages and interests.