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Eat, drink & shop in Mid Wales

Mid Wales has some fabulous food and drink producers, supplying our restaurants, pubs, bars, inns and café’s with lots of lovely local produce for you to enjoy. Whilst you’re here remember to ask the people you meet about local stories passed down between the generations - perhaps over a drop of gin, or award-winning ale.

If you’re in need of some fresh air after all that local produce, we’ve got the coast and countryside to explore. Many of our attractions in Mid Wales also have café’s or tearooms on-site, so you can really make a day of it.

Stay for a short break and spoil yourself in one of Mid Wales many places to stay recognised for their award-winning restaurants. Treat yourself to a visit to a local vineyard, brewery and even a gin distillery.

Explore Mid Wales market towns with their traditional market halls, small independant shops and sample local produce at one of the many farmers markets across the region.

Plenty of places to eat and drink ...

Restaurants, Bistros & Inns

Welsh Crafts

Locally produced crafts and produce can be found in most market towns and villages where you will find small independant retailers, farmers markets and craft fairs.

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Explore Craft Centres & Woollen Mills

And plenty of cafes and tearooms

Yr Ysgrwn

Yr Ysgwrn


Yr Ysgwrn is not your typical Welsh farmhouse. By protecting and enhancing the site the aim is to share the story of Hedd Wyn and the universal messages of Yr Ysgwrn to all who visit.

Vale of Rheidol Railway

Vale of Rheidol Railway


All aboard the Vale of Rheidol for an unforgettable journey through the beautiful Rheidol Valley by narrow gauge steam train. Sit back, relax and let us take you on a nostalgic journey through some of Wales’ most spectacular scenery.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Aberystwyth Arts Centre


The award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre is Wales’ largest arts centre and facilities includes the Great Hall, Theatre, Galleries, Cinema, Craftshop, Bookshop, Workshop spaces, Pottery, Restaurant, Cafe and Bars.

Hand thrown pottery from the Croris 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.

Tea room

Erwood Station Gallery

Builth Wells

Erwood Station Gallery showcases the very best in contemporary craft and applied arts in Wales and the Borders. Set in two thousand square feet of exhibition space housed within a railway station and 3 vintage carriages.

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW)


Coed y Brenin visitor centre is the gateway to Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Try world-class mountain bike trails, family walks, café, cycle shop, all-ability play area and an easy access trail.

The Miners Trail

Silver Mountain Experience


A family attraction with actor led shows in one of Wales’ scariest underground experiences. Above ground a 7 acre fantasy realm with water play, caters for younger children, whilst the Miners Trail & exhibition offers a glimpse of the past.

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre

Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Visitor Centre (NRW)

Devil's Bridge

Bwlch Nant yr Arian has been awarded the Gold Award by Visit Wales for attractions which make an exceptional effort to create an enjoyable and memorable experience for their visitors.

Corris Mine Explorers

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..

Artisans Cycle Hire


Lake Vyrnwy

Why not hire one of our bikes when you visit Lake Vyrnwy? Take a pleasant ride around the lake and experience some of the most beautiful scenery in Mid Wales.

Delicious cake selection at Y Crochan cafe

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.

Rhiannon Celtic Design Centre

Rhiannon Centre


In the heart of a small Welsh speaking town surrounded by spectacular scenery, the Rhiannon Celtic Design Centre is an outstanding showcase of all that is best in Welsh jewellery, arts and crafts.

Hergest Croft Gardens

Hergest Croft Gardens


Hergest Croft Gardens lie in the heart of the Welsh Marches with stunning views towards the Black Mountains.

The Old Station Welshpool

The Old Station Welshpool


The Old Station, Welshpool offers a unique opportunity for both the holiday maker and the local visitor to shop in one of the most elegant listed buildings in the area.

The Oriel Gallery

Oriel Davies Gallery


A contemporary art gallery in the heart of Wales. Oriel Davies Gallery is the largest and most significant visual arts venue in the region, and a key gallery of Wales, showing groundbreaking national and international art and craft.

Gregynog Hall

Gregynog Hall & Gardens


Gregynog Hall is surrounded by 750 acres of grounds containing many different landscapes including Grade 1 listed formal gardens.

The Packhorse Bridge

Meirion Mill Woollen Centre


Melin Meirion Mill Shop and Cafe is on the A470 between Machynlleth and Dolgellau near the village of Dinas Mawddwy.

Welsh Wildlife Centre

Welsh Wildlife Centre


Visitor centre situated on Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve containing Glasshouse Cafe, Welsh Wildlife Centre Gift Shop, Wildlife Trust information. Discover nature through play, adventure, creativity & reflection. Several walks.

King Arthur's Labyrinth

King Arthurs Labyrinth


Set sail through the cascading veil of an underground waterfall and discover a magical place where tales from the mists of time are retold. Tales of Dragons, Giants and the Legendary King Arthur. Brave the waters of Dragon River.

Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog)

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway


The WHR (Porthmadog) is a small, friendly railway where the train ride is just part of the experience. Free guided tours at the sheds. Vintage train.

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