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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 would also give birth to the world’s first mail–order store, the Pryce-Jones building, still the tallest in the town.

Newtown in Wales

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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.

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), 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.

Sunset for romantic evenings.

Luxury Lodges Wales

In or near Caersws (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, £495-£1095 pupw sleeps 4-6


Penygelli Apartments

In or near Newtown (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, £69-£100 pupn sleeps 2

Laura Ashley Room

The Elephant and Castle Hotel

In or near Newtown (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

Dolforwyn Hall

Dolforwyn Hall

In or near Newtown (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

Madog's Wells

Madog's Wells

In or near Welshpool (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

Brandy House Farm

Brandy House Farm

In or near Knighton (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

Shepherd's Hut

Rural and Rustic Shepherd's Hut

In or near Montgomery (5 miles, 9 km)

Shepherd’s hut in a private field with stunning views - the perfect hideaway for up to two people seeking an off-grid, simple but quirky glamping experience with low impact on the environment

Glamping with 1 unit, £60 pupn sleeps 2

Broneirion Lodge from the road

Broneirion Lodge

In or near Llandinam (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

Broneirion in the Spring sunshine


In or near Llandinam (5 miles, 8 km)

20 bedrooms sleeping up to 55 guests. Set in 5 acres of landscaped grounds just above the River Severn. Self-catering or catered option. Located at the gateway to the Cambrian Mountains - perfect for exploring Mid Wales and beyond.

Group Hostel with 19 bedrooms, £1800 pppn


Dwr Y Felin Log Cabins

In or near Caersws (10 miles, 16 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 pupw sleeps 2-6

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