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 would also give birth to the world’s first mail–order store, the Pryce-Jones building, still the tallest in the town.
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Newtown benefits from a number of museums and educational resources, the Robert Owen Museum, the Textile Museum, the WH Smith Museum and the Oriel Davis Gallery are all situated in the centre of town. On the outskirts of the town is Coleg Powys and Theatr Hafren. Nearby Gregynog Hall hosts the annual Gregynog Festival and Glansevern Hall, Berriew plays host to the rapidly growing Welsh Food Festival.
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), the annual Santa Run and the UK Championship Down-Hill Mountain Bike track at Caersws.
Newtown provides the ideal base to explore the surrounding countryside.Nearby there are nature reserves, Montgomery Canal paths, the Severn Way, Dolforgan 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.
What's On in Newtown
Broad Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BQ (1 miles, 1 km)
The Elephant & Castle has a long tradition of hospitality and our management team and staff extend a warm welcome to you. Enjoying a central position in Newtown, Powys.....
Hotel with 19 rooms, £60-£140 prpnb
Winllan Lane, Carno, Powys, SY17 5LE (9 miles, 15 km)
Three unique self catering log cabins with private hot tub and steam sauna sleeping 2-6 guests in luxury & style. Short breaks available all year, discount for 2 adults staying. Balcony with stunning views. Short walk to village shop/pub.
Self-catering with 3 units, £790-£1100 pupw sleeps 2-6
Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Powys, SY16 3BH (2 miles, 3 km)
Two log cabins overlooking the River Severn, 1.5 miles from Newtown, Powys. Private fishing on River Severn included, pets welcome. Ideal for walking, fishing and cycling.
Self-catering with 2 units, £0-£390 pupw sleeps 2-4
Grandstand, Trefeglwys, Caersws, Powys, SY17 5PU (8 miles, 14 km)
The lodges are situated in a peaceful and tranquil setting over-looking the Trannon valley, Mid Wales and provide sumptuous accommodation to a 5-star standard. Sited on a eighty-acre estate with two wild-life ponds.
Self-catering with 7 units, £0-£1095 pupw sleeps 4-6
Wern Ddu Lane, Newtown, Powys, SY16 3DN (2 miles, 3 km)
1 Mile from Newtown town centre. Dog friendly accommodation with an 8 acre field for walking, Great for small groups (up to 4) or couples looking to get away. Barbeque, Fire Pit, Wifi, Full Sky Package, Kitchen, Ample Parking
Serviced Apartments with 2 units, £60-£100 pupn sleeps 2
Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 0DE (8 miles, 14 km)
Madog's Wells is situated in eight acres of beautiful countryside with woodland walks all around, plenty of wildlife and is ideal for bird-watching, walking or touring Mid Wales. Three wheelchair accessible cottages sleeping 3-6.
Self-catering with 3 units, £155-£640 pupw sleeps 1-6
Dolforwyn, Abermule, Montgomery, Powys, SY15 6JG (5 miles, 7 km)
Comfortable Country House style B&B overlooking the Severn Valley. All rooms en-suite. Timber framed licenced dining room, guest lounge, sun terrace, winter log fires, ample parking
Bed & Breakfast with 8 rooms, £40 pppnb
Felindre, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1YL (8 miles, 12 km)
In its idyllic rural setting nestled into the hills above the village of Felindre, The Brandy House, once a traditional hill farm, now a small-holding is the perfect place for a peaceful and relaxing break.
Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £44-£46 pppnb
Llandinam, Powys, SY17 5DD (5 miles, 8 km)
Broneirion Lodge is a beautiful Victorian stone cottage set just above the River Severn and the village of Llandinam. Sleeping up to 6 it is ideal for families and couples and is a perfect base for exploring the attractions of Mid Wales.
Self-catering with 1 unit, £295-£650 pupw sleeps 6
University of Wales, Gregynog, Tregynon, Newtown, SY16 3PW (2 miles, 4 km)
Gregynog Garden cottage has an atmosphere of total peace and tranquility being situated on a private drive, in an elevated position, overlooking pastureland and surrounded by mature woodland.
Self-catering with 1 unit, £117-£220 pupn sleeps 2-12