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Mid Wales Inland Towns & Villages

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Welshpool

Powys, SY21 7DD, Tel: 01938 552043, Email, www.showmewales.co.uk/midwalesmarches

Welshpool is a Mid Wales town which lies only 4 miles from the border with England. Its Welsh name 'Y Trallwng' means 'the marshy or sinking land' referring to the fact that the town is low-lying on the River Severn.

 
 
 
Newtown

Powys, SY16 2BB, www.showmewales.co.uk/midwalesmarches

Newtown, known in Welsh as 'Y Drenewydd', is the largest town in Powys and is situated on the banks of the River Severn. Founded at the end of the 13th century, Newtown boasts a rich industrial heritage, surrounded by beautiful countryside.

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  • Rail station: Newtown (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
LLandrindod Wells Lake
Walkers are Welcome Towns and Villages

Powys, LD1 6BL, Tel: 01597 822600, Email, www.showmewales.co.uk/midwalesmarches

Llandrindod Wells, or 'Landod' as it is known to locals, is the administrative centre of Powys and one of its largest towns. As the name suggests, it owes its origins to the spring waters that were recognised to have healing properties.

 
 
 
Rhayader

Powys, LD6 5BU, Tel: 01597 810706

A busy, historic market town, Rhayader is named after 'Rhayadr Gwy', a Welsh name for a local waterfall on the Wye. The town is situated in the very heart of Mid Wales in the beautiful Upper Wye Valley sheltered by the Cambrian Mountains.

 
 
 
Montgomery
Walkers are Welcome Towns and Villages

Powys, SY15 6HN, Email, www.montgomery-wales.co.uk

A historic market town, Montgomery is just one mile from Offa's Dyke and the Welsh-Shropshire border. There is much to explore in the area including Montgomery Castle and the town's cobbled streets and Georgian and Victorian architecture.

 
 
 

Ceredigion, SY25 6BH

Ystrad Meurig is a village in Ceredigion on the B4340 road between Aberystwyth and Pontrhydfendygaid. It sits in the upper Teifi Valley some 6 miles from the source of the Teifi and the Teifi Pools.

 
 
 

Shropshire, SY11 2TE

Oswestry is the third largest town in Shropshire with a population of 17,000; it is five miles from the border with Wales and has a mixed Welsh and English heritage.

 
 
 
Talgarth
Walkers are Welcome Towns and Villages

Talgarth, Brecon, Powys, LD3 OBW

The ancient market Town of Talgarth nestles beneath the Black Mountains which run along the border between Wales and England. Close to Brecon, Crickhowell and Hay-on-Wye, it provides an ideal base for visitors wishing to explore the area.

 
 
 
Corris Institute

Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9SS

Located 5 miles north of Machynlleth, Corris boasts a surprisingly rich vein of local attractions together with thrilling mountain biking in the forest, excellent fishing at Llyn Myngul and challenging walking on Cadair Idris.

 
 
 
Newcastle Emlyn

Carmarthenshire, SA38 9AE

Newcastle Emlyn takes its name from the cantref of Emlyn which was an administrative district in Medieval Dyfed. The cantref was made part of the Norman March in the 12th century.

 
 
 

Ceredigion, SY20 8TG

Bow Street is a large village 4 miles north-east of Aberystwyth stretching out along the road to Machynlleth.

 
 
 
Tregaron
Walkers are Welcome Towns and Villages

Ceredigion, SY25 6JL

Tregaron nestles in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains near the source of the river Teifi. In the 19th Century, it was a thriving market town and an important stop for drovers on their routes through Wales to English markets.

 
 
 
Llanfyllin

Powys, SY22 5AQ

Llanfyllin is thriving market town on the upper reaches of the Cain valley in north Powys, and is an ideal centre to explore the area including nearby Lake Vyrnwy and Welshpool.

 
 
 
Hay-on-Wye
Walkers are Welcome Towns and Villages

Powys, HR3 5DG

Hay-on-Wye - in Welsh 'Y Gelli Gandryll' or just 'Y Gelli' is well known as 'the town of books' and is home to the Hay Literature Festival.

 
 
 
Llandysul
Walkers are Welcome Towns and Villages

Ceredigion, SA44 4DN

Llandysul is ideally situated for exploring the varied and beautiful counties of Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and the Brecon Beacons and is almost equidistant from the larger towns of Cardigan, Carmarthen and Lampeter.

 
 
 

Powys, SY19 7AA

Llanbrynmair is on the edge of the Cambrian Mountains and the Dyfi Biospere. The Glyndwr's Way National Trail passes through the village.

 
 
 
Llanfair Caereinion

Powys, SY21 0SQ

Llanfair Caereinion is in the heart of old Montgomeryshire's Banwy valley and is one of the smallest towns in Powys. The quaint and sleepy exterior of the town give it a picture book feel that typifies the traditional Welsh countryside.

 
 
 
Brecon

Powys, LD3 7AD

This is a town where you'll enjoy losing yourself...not only in the narrow streets and passageways lined with Georgian and Jacobean shopfronts, but in the sense of timelessness about the place.

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  • Rail station: Abergavenny (20 miles)
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