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Newtown Powys
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Newtown in Mid Wales

Newtown / Y Drenewydd is one of the largest town in Powys and is situated on the banks of the River Severn. Newtown, Powys is a classic example of a market town built on the back of the textiles industry and the Industrial Revolution.

Despite its 13th century origins, Newtown came to prominence in the 19th century when the Montgomeryshire Canal supplied the transportation methods for the blossoming textile industry.

Through Robert Owen, who was born on Broad Street in 1771, Newtown is proudly remembered as the birth place of the co-operative movement. Owen was one of the most important social reformers in the world, spreading his ideas for a more equal society both in Britain and America where he argued that industry had a responsibility to its workers.

Later in the 19th century Newtown also give birth to the world’s first mail–order store, the Pryce-Jones building, still the tallest in the town.

Places to Stay in and around Newtown


Penygelli Apartments

Newtown (2 miles, 3 km)

Serviced Apartments with 2 units, £79-£98 pupn sleeps 2

Brandy House Farm

Brandy House Farm

Knighton (8 miles, 12 km)

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £48-£49 pppnb

Brandy House Farm Cottage

Brandy House Cottages

Knighton (8 miles, 12 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £284-£681 pupw sleeps 4-5

Dolforwyn Hall

Dolforwyn Hall

Newtown (5 miles, 7 km)

Bed & Breakfast with 8 rooms, £40 pppnb

Laura Ashley Room

The Elephant and Castle Hotel

Newtown (1 miles, 1 km)

Hotel with 19 rooms, £60-£140 prpnb

Broneirion Lodge from the road

Broneirion Lodge

Llandinam (5 miles, 8 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £295-£650 pupw sleeps 6

Bluebells in Porthouse Wood

Porthouse Wood Cabins

Newtown (2 miles, 3 km)

Self-catering with 2 units, £0-£400 pupw sleeps 2-4

Willow POD

PODcamping & Glamping @ Brandy House

Knighton (8 miles, 12 km)

Alternative Accommodation with 3 units, £40-£80 pupn sleeps 2

Goetre Retreat Holiday Park

Luxury Caravan @ Goetre Retreat

Montgomery (4 miles, 7 km)

Small Holiday Park (SC) with 26 units, £340 pupw sleeps 2-6

The Drawing Room - perfect for relaxing


Llandinam (5 miles, 8 km)

Groups Hostel with 19 bedrooms, £1800 pppn

Plas Dinam front view

Plas Dinam

Llandinam (5 miles, 8 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £4800 pupw sleeps 2-32

Patio overlooking pool

Highgate Cottages

Newtown (3 miles, 4 km)

Self-catering with 2 units, £520-£720 pupw sleeps 6-8

Gregynog Garden Cottage Selfcatering,

Gregynog Garden Cottage

Newtown (4 miles, 7 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £220 pupn sleeps 2-12

The Nags Head Inn

The Nags Head Inn

Montgomery (7 miles, 12 km)

Inn with 5 rooms, £50-£80 prpnb

Front of the Hall

Courtyard B & B @ Gregynog Hall

Newtown (4 miles, 7 km)

Guest Accommodation with 12 rooms, £62-£74 prpnb

Gwernydd Hall Caravan Holiday Home Park

Gwernydd Hall Caravan Holiday Home Park

Newtown (7 miles, 11 km)

Holiday Park with 180 units

Visit one of the largest town in Powys ...

Newtown benefits from a number of small local museums & galleries; the Robert Owen Museum, the Newtown Textile Museum, the WH Smith Museum and the Oriel Davis Gallery are all situated in the centre of town.

The town has a leisure centre and the NPT Coleg Powys Campus on the outskirts of the town which includes The Hafren theatre. The nearby Gregynog Hall & Gardens host the annual Gregynog Festival. 

Newtown Powys

Other local highlights nearby include the Andrew Logan Museum (the celebrated performance artist/sculptor and originator of the Alternative Miss World, has a museum in nearby Berriew), a Championship Down-Hill Mountain Bike track at Caersws and Forest Rally Experience in Carno.

Newtown provides the ideal base to explore the surrounding countryside.Nearby there are nature reserves, Montgomery Canal walking & cycling trails, the Severn Way, Dolforwyn Castle, and Gregynog Hall and Gardens, home to the Gregynog Music Festival.

Accommodation in Newtown Powys varies from hotels to self catering. Find great hotels in Newtown or a relaxing self catering short break. Newtown, Powys is a great holiday destination. Unfortunately, there is no tourist information centre in Newtown, the closest is Welshpool Tourist Information Centre.

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