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Walking Route:A Walk Around Robert Owen's Newtown at Y Drenewydd | Newtownadd to shortlist



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Walking Route, free entry

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This short walk starts from the Robert Owen Museum right in the centre of Newtown and takes in the sites most associated with Owen. Although Newtown has lost many of its 18th century buildings, you can still get a feel of Owen’s Newtown in the walk by the river and the views up and down the high street to the steep sides of the Severn Valley. The walk is just a few hundred yards and will take around 15 to 20 minutes.

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Free entry


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Location and nearby places


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Map reference: SO 108916  Lat: 52.51512 Long: -3.31512


BY TRAIN: Newtown railway station is a 10 minute walk from the town centre. There is parking at the station and taxis are available in the town centre

BY BUS: Newtown bus station is located in the town centre off Back Lane (opposite Argos) with services from/to Shrewsbury, Llanidloes, Machynlleth, Llandrindod Wells, Builth Wells, Merthyr Tydfil, Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Birmingham and London.

BY CAR: A458 from Shrewsbury to Welshpool; then A483.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Newtown station


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
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