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Severn Valley & UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere - Day 1

A 3 day short break in Mid Wales with places to stay and things to do. Charge your car at our suggested overnight stop. Day 1 Welshpool to the Machynlleth and the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere

MorningMorning

Start your day in Welshpool, you'll be in good company Royal visitors can be traced all the way back to Henry Tudor who camped outside the town on his way to the Battle of Bosworth in 1536. Now a thriving town with an indoor market and a range of shopping opportunities. A quick stop in the Tourist Information Centre, to find out more about the town.
Next stop - Powis Castle, the Gardens and Castle are a delight to wander around at any time of year.
Welshpool TIC

Welshpool Tourist Information Centre

The expert and welcoming staff at Welshpool Tourist Information Centre offer independent assistance with the planning of routes and the booking of accommodation and of information on places or events to visit.
 
Powis Castle

Powis Castle

Powis Castle, built circa 1200, began life as the medieval fortress of the Welsh Princes of Powys. The world-famous gardens, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare plants laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles.
 

LunchLunch

Time for lunch, after taking in the gardens and history of this fascinating building, Lady Henrietta's restaurant at Powis Castle uses many local ingredients in cooking their delicious meals.
Lady Henrietta's Cafe

Lady Henrietta's Restaurant at Powis Castle

Powis Castle’s restaurant has long been acknowledged as an example of excellence. Enjoy a variety of traditional dishes made with local, seasonal ingredients such as organic Welsh black beef, sourced from a local farm.
 

AfternoonAfternoon

Take your time travelling from Welshpool to Machynlleth. Enjoy the quiet roads that make the drive part of your holiday and not just a way to get about.

Arriving in the Machynlleth in the heart of the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere, you can make an afternoon visit to nearby Centre for Alternative Technology and discover all you need to know about eco technology and lifestyles.

Other places to visit in nearby Corris are King Arthur's Labyrinth where you can follow the legend of King Arthur's travels or for something completely different the Corris Mine Explorers will take you into the abandoned workings of an old slate mine.

Visit the Corris Craft Centre to find local craft producers including the award-winning Dyfi Distillery - a wonderful place to browse and find that perfect reminder of your visit.

For afternoon tea, try Y Crochan Cafe at Corris Craft Centre
Centre for Alternative Technology

Centre For Alternative Technology

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre with seven acres of hands-on displays, examples of environmentally responsible building, renewable energy, organic gardens and kids’ holiday activities.
 
King Arthur's Labyrinth

King Arthurs Labyrinth

Sail through the magical veil of an underground waterfall into a mythical world filled with dragons, giants, fierce battles and the legendary King Arthur. Welsh legends unfold as you're guided through the Labyrinth by a Dark Age Boatman.
 
Corris Mine Explorers -exploring an old slate mine

Corris Mine Explorers

Delve around the secret underground world of a Welsh slate mine, with one of Wales' top Mine Explorers; abandoned and forgotten yet full of relics, stories & adventure. Get kitted up with helmet,lamp & safety clips for something different..
 
Corris Craft Centre

Corris Craft Centre

Home to 9 Craft Studios and the resident designer-makers. Find unique items handcrafted with care for your home, garden and gifts for others. You can also have fun making your own crafts.
 
Y Crochan cafe at the Corris Craft Centre

Y Crochan Cafe

Our all-day menu features lots of fresh, seasonal and local produce. Call in for morning coffee, lunches and afternoon tea whilst enjoying the surrounding 9 Craft Studios and a range of visitor experiences including King Arthur's Labyrinth.
 

EveningEvening

The Wynnstay was originally built at the end of the 18th Century, as a town house, the individuality reflects the independence of the spirit that characterises the area.

An attractive award winning restaurant serving the very best of local dishes and cosy bar and lounge make a visit to the Wynnstay an absolute must.
wynnstay

The Wynnstay

Head Chef Gareth Johns follows the Slow Food Principles of “Good, Clean and Fair” and the menu represents a personal distillation of nearly 30 years experience based very firmly on fantastic Welsh produce.
 

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You'll find a great selection of places to stay in and around Machynlleth
Old Vicarage

The Old Vicarage, Corris

The Old Vicarage, Corris was built 1875, has been completely renovated in the last year. It has 4 large bedrooms, a guest lounge offering first class accommodation and hospitality.
 
 

Details of Lady Henrietta's Restaurant at Powis CastleLady Henrietta's Restaurant at Powis Castle

Powis Castle’s restaurant has long been acknowledged as an example of excellence. In the restaurant, you can enjoy a variety of traditional dishes made with local, seasonal ingredients such as organic Welsh black beef, sourced from a local farm.

Other favourites include rhubarb crème brulee and a traditional rhubarb crumble made from locally grown rhubarb.

These are some examples of seasonal specials and regular treats which have a specific link with Powis Castle: Please contact the property before visiting to confirm the menu.

View key to symbolskeyAccepts groups Baby changing facilities Coach parties accepted Credit cards accepted (no fee) Disabled toilets Electric car charging point Facilities for educational visits German signs/guides Gift shop Italian signs/guides National Trust Property On-site catering On-site light refreshments Public toilets Regional Tourist Board Member Spanish signs/guides Welcome Host Wheelchairs available Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for individualsDisabled accessSmoking allowed

Contact

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Tel: 01938 551920

View the Lady Henrietta's Restaurant websitewww.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle/
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Venue

Powis Castle

Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF

SY21 8RFwww.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle/

Map reference: SJ 217065
     Lat: 52.65056  Long: -3.15882
From the A483 roundabout south of Welshpool (junction with A458 & A490), take the A458 to Welshpool; driveway to Castle on left.

Parking : free

Public Transport : 1 mile from Welshpool station

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