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Experience Something New in Mid Wales

Try your hand at something you've never tried before, and immerse yourself in new experiences.

Learn a new skill with countryside courses including dry stone walling, or pick up a paintbrush and book yourself onto an inspiring art workshop.

Take in the views aboard a hot air balloon, or if you have passion for railways you could try driving your very own steam train through the Mid Wales countryside. 

If that sounds too energetic, enjoy a truly relaxing experience at one of Mid Wales' spas or wellbeing centres, or unwind at a yoga retreat.

 

Unique and memorable experiences ...

Spa and Holistic Therapy

Lake Vyrnwy

Spa Thermal Suite & Gym

Lake Vyrnwy

The spa with a view at Lake Vyrnwy Hotel

Mermaid Spa Portmeirion

Mermaid Spa Portmeirion

Portmeirion

The Mermaid Spa removes you a little from your normal life and touches you with a little of the magic of the Portmeirion experience.

Spa

The Rock Spa

Llandrindod Wells

A magnificent 18m heated swimming pool with whirlpool spa and luxurious Sauna and Steamroom. Our gym contains the latest aerobic and cardiovascular equipment linked to your individual TV and sound system.

Caer Beris Manor

Caer Beris Manor Spa

Builth Wells

Our freelance therapists are professional and highly qualified who carry out the treatments in the hotel's 'new' dedicated therapy room or in the privacy of your own bedroom.

Vital Health & Wellbeing Spa

Vital Health & Wellbeing Spa

Machynlleth

The Spa at Plas Talgarth offer a wide range of British brand Elemis face and body treatment, Jessica nails and bare mineral make up, offering spa day, including leisure club, swimming pool, steam, sauna, jacuzzi and gym.

Trefeddian Hotel

Leisure & Wellness

Aberdovey

Rain or shine, there's lots to do and enjoy at the Trefeddian Hotel in Mid Wales. Set in over 15 acres of perfectly-presented grounds, the Trefeddian Hotel in Aberdovey offers panoramic views from two terraces.

Bailey Balloons

Bailey Balloons offer a personal, friendly service and a memorable hot air balloon flight experience!

The experience will last 3-4 hours with about an hour's flight with a glass of chilled Champagne on touch down and a commemorative flight certificate to take away.

Bailey Balloons in Mid Wales

Explore the great outdoors ...

Watersports

Filming Wild River with Ray Mears 2014

Want to Canoe

Hay-on-Wye

We warmly invite you to hire a canoe and discover the beauty of the River Wye.

Cardigan Bay

Kayaking

New Quay

Hire one of our kayaks to paddle around the bay. Book a taster session to give you some basic tips. Book on one of our escorted 2 hour tours.

Cardigan Bay Watersports

Paddleboarding

New Quay

Paddle boarding is the UK's fastest growing participation sport.

Cardigan Bay

Sailing

New Quay

Taster sessions, RYA courses or dinghies to hire.

Cardigan Bay Watersports

Wakeboarding

New Quay

Try Wakeboarding or Water skiing at Cardigan Bay Watersports

Cardigan Bay Watersports

Windsurfing

New Quay

Windsurfing taster sessions, improver sessions, RYA Courses or hire.

Canoeing

Canoeing with Adventure Beyond

St David's

Canoeing is about fun and journeying for pleasure into the interesting life of a river. We use a few different locations allowing you to choose the right trip for yourself. All of the trips have outstanding wildlife and scenery.

Raft Building

Improvised Raft building with Adventure Beyond

St David's

Raft building is a great activity for groups working together laughing and having fun. Making the raft then having a race against another team to see if the raft holds together and who can complete the race in the quickest time.

Kayaking

Kayaking with Adventure Beyond

St David's

River Kayaking is a great adventure activity. We offer this activity at a variety of levels in numerous venues, please contact us so we can provide the best combination for you.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Paddle boarding with Adventure Beyond

St David's

Stand Up Paddle Boarding SUPing is a great form of exercise for anyone, we head out on to flat water both on the river and the sea. Anybody can take part in this session from the nervous to fearless person, we tailor the session to you.

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking with Adventure Beyond

St David's

Sea Kayaking with Adventure Beyond is a unique and sublime experience. We are lucky enough to have some of Wales’s most beautiful coastline on our front door.

Surfing West Wales

Surfing with Adventure Beyond

St David's

Surfing We provide taster sessions in West Wales at Whitesands Bay next to ST Davids.

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting with Adventure Beyond

St David's

White Water Rafting is becoming a more and more popular activity, when White Water Rafting you will experience, rapids grades 2-4 paddling from Llandysul to Henllan falls, full length of the trip is 10km.

White Water Tubing

White Water Tubing with Adventure Beyond

St David's

White Water Tubing We head through rapids where evey one finds how thrilling mixing white water and tubes can be. This activity is suitable for most people with a general fitness and a willing to have fun.

Call of the Wild.

Canyoning

Neath

The best way of describing our canyoning activity is white water rafting but without the raft. With our guides, you descend a stunning steep sided gorge by various ways and means!

Surfing lessons Wales

Surfing on Gower

Neath

Surfing with Adventure Britain. One of Wales' largest outdoor activity providers. For your peace of mind we are licensed with the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority. Are you a bit of a beach bum ?

Whitewater Rafting, Canoeing and Kayaking

National White Water Centre

Bala

The National White Water Centre has over 25 years of experience in providing white water rafting at the best summer white water facility in the UK.

Guided Canoe Trip on the Teifi

Canoeing

Cardigan

Winding towards the sea the deep, tidal Teifi Gorge is a unique environment where fresh and salt waters meet and the species it is home to forms one of the most varied aquatic landscapes in the country.

Sea Kayaking

Kayaking / Sea Kayaking

Cardigan

We’re blessed with some of the most impressive coastline in the west. High cliffs, islands, caves and of course the resident dolphin pod makes our sea kayaking one of our firm favourite activities but we also do lessons in Kayaking.

SUP

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Cardigan

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is a sport originating in Hawaii as an off-shoot of surfing. They enable surfers to paddle farther into the ocean than is typical or to paddle standing up as a sport unto itself.

Watch out for wildlife

Paint the landscape and experience a tailor made and inspiring art workshop.

Try a countryside experience you'll never forget from dry stone walling, to working weekends with your gun dog, and straw bale building.

Browse country courses

Steam Train

Experience the thrill of firing and driving a full-sized steam or diesel locomotive on one of Britain's premier preserved railways.

Whether it's to realise a lifelong ambition, or as that very special railway gift, driving a railway locomotive in Mid Wales is an amazing adventure.

Drive a Steam Train

And plenty of places to stay ...

Lounge Bar

The Wynnstay

Machynlleth

The Wynnstay Machynlleth is a charming old Coaching Inn. The restaurant appeals to gourmets, hungry locals and travellers. Open fires, log stoves, excellent wines and real ales. "This one is different", said Martin Bright in The Observer.

Hotel with 23 rooms, £65-£115 prpnb

Coach House

Gogarth Hall Farm Holidays

Aberdovey

4 Self-catering cottages on a working farm between Machynlleth & Aberdyfi. Gogarth Hall Farm and its tranquillity offers Barn Owls, Bats and Kites a safe haven, thus the farm has won the Countryside Caretakers Award for conservation.

Self-catering with 5 units, £150-£615 pupw sleeps 4-6

Harry's Hotel, Bar & Bistro

Harry's Hotel, Bar & Bistro

Aberystwyth

Harry's Hotel and Restaurant is ideally located in the heart of Aberystywth, a busy University Town. Enjoy the delights of Harry's restaurant where Chefs, uses only the finest local ingredients.

Hotel with 22 rooms, £100-£1500 prpn, £5-£668 prpnb

Bryniau Golau

Bryniau Golau

Bala

Bryniau Golau is set on a tranquil hillside in the Snowdonia National Park, overlooking Bala Lake, with beautiful views of the Arenig Mountains and sunsets. It affords the perfect venue for a restful break, or as a base from which to enjoy

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £110-£120 prpnb

Gwesty Cymru

Gwesty Cymru

Aberystwyth

Luxury Welsh hotel situated at the centre of Aberystwyth's promenade in Ceredigion. Inviting, fresh and stylish with 8 bedrooms featuring LCD televisions, wifi and Egyptian cotton linen. Seafront terraced restaurant serves local food.

Restaurant with Rooms with 8 rooms, £65-£160 prpnb

Llwyndu Farmhouse

Llwyndu Farmhouse

Barmouth

Llwyndu Farmhouse stands at the base of the Rhinog Mountains overlooking Cardigan Bay with stunning views over the Lleyn Peninsula and just a couple of miles north of Barmouth on the coast of Snowdonia. 2 Family, 4 Doubles, 1 Twin.

Guest Accommodation with 7 rooms, £95-£124 prpnb

The Coach House Brecon front exterior

The Coach House

Brecon

Coach houses were traditionally warm and welcoming places. This particular example is one of a new breed, offering contemporary townhouse accommodation. The Coach house is one of only 2% in the country that hold the five star GOLD award

Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £69-£175 prpnb

Penbontbren Farm Hotel

Penbontbren Boutique B&B

Cardigan

The definitive luxury bed and breakfast with home comforts and more. An Ideal base for a short break or long holiday near the West Wales coast.

Bed & Breakfast with 5 rooms, £95-£155 prpnb

Llangoed Hall

Llangoed Hall

Brecon

Llangoed Hall Hotel is set within 17 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. It is the 'home from home' that you would expect from your 'best friend's Country House'.

Country House Hotel with 25 rooms, £99-£1750 prpnb

The Old School

The Old School

Welshpool

Victorian school in beautiful rural setting adjacent to Glyndwr's Way. Large ensuite rooms. Hearty breakfast and home cooked evening meals. Ten minutes from Welshpool and the historic Powis Castle.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £75 prpnb

Richmond Hotel

The Richmond

Aberystwyth

The Richmond boasts the prime seafront location on the main Aberystwyth Promenade overlooking Cardigan Bay and is at the heart of town. All room have ensuite facilities. The hotel has its own large private car park.

Guest Accommodation with 15 rooms, £0-£105 prpnb

House in setting

Glan y Gro

Bala

Recently opened by new owners Robert & Ann, Glan Y Gro Bed & Breakfast (4*) is uniquely situated on the shore of Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) and offers guests a place to find rest, peace and tranquility in totally beautiful surroundings.

Bed & Breakfast with 7 rooms, £65-£100 prpnb

Fedwen Caravan

Holiday Caravan @ Fedwen Holidays

Cardigan

Fedwen Caravan at Tresaith is a Bluebird Charisma with double glazing and full central heating and can sleep up to 6 people plus 1 babies in cots. Located in a private area within the grounds of the owners smallholding, the caravan has sea

Alternative Accommodation with 1 unit, £255-£300 pupw sleeps 4

Fedwen Holidays

Fedwen Uchaf

Cardigan

Fedwen Uchaf at Tresaith is a beautifully renovated and centrally heated holiday home only a few minutes drive or a short walk from the very beautiful Tresaith Beach. The cottage sleeps 5 plus 1 cot with two spacious bedrooms upstairs,

Self-catering with 1 unit, £350-£500 pupw sleeps 4-5

Dolffanog Fach

Dolffanog Fach

Tywyn

Situated at the heart of Snowdonia, Dolffanog Fach nestles by the side of Talyllyn lake and at the foot of the awe inspiring mountain of Cadair Idris. A welcoming and restful retreat, away from the strains of everyday life.

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £80-£120 prpnb

Ffynnon Fendigaid

Ffynnon Fendigaid

Llangranog

Ffynnon Fendigaid is an 18thC stone farmhouse set in 6 acres of grounds, just one mile off the main coast road and beaches. Comfortable and relaxing environment from which to explore the surrounding countryside.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £75-£84 prpnb

The Old Rectory on the Lake

The Old Rectory on the Lake

Tal-y-llyn

The Old Rectory stands on the edge of Lake Talyllyn and enjoys spectacular views. Luxurious B&B accomodation. Standing in the foothills of Cader Idris, The Old Rectory attracts walkers, fishermen, mountain bikers & all outdoor enthusiasts.

Bed & Breakfast with 4 rooms, £80-£120 prpnb

Heated Indoor Pool

Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages

Cardigan

These delightful stone barn conversions offer you beautiful on-site indoor heated pool, sauna & gym. Croft is situated in unspoilt countryside a short drive from the tranquility of Poppit Sands & the Pembrokeshire National Park.

Self-catering with 10 units, £425-£3850 pupw sleeps 1-12

Swan at Hay

The Swan at Hay

Hay-on-Wye

As a former coaching inn, The Swan at Hay is full of character, from the original Georgian windows overlooking the garden to the cobbled stable block.

Hotel with 19 rooms, £105-£200 pppnb, £115-£250 prpnb

Gwynfan

Gwynfan

Llandrindod Wells

Boasting panoramic views this very spacious well appointed single storey property enjoys a secluded rural setting on a working farm. Sleeps 6 in 3 bedroom. Sumptuous leather reclining sofas in large lounge. Hot tub and pets welcome

Self-catering with 1 unit, £100-£765 pupw sleeps 2-6

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