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Welshpool - Powys
Welshpool - Powys

Welshpool, Powys (Mid Wales)

The market town of Welshpool in Mid Wales, lies just four miles from the border in heart of the Mid Wales Marches. The georgian architecture that adorns the curving high street would merit a visit in itself, but there is plenty more to do and see in what is one of Powys’ biggest towns.

Football fans may already be familiar with the town due to some celebrity members of the local team, Welshpool Town FC. Chris Kamara of Sky Sports and Arsenal legend Paul Merson have both played for the Lilywhites in the past year, and there are rumours that England great Matt Le Tissier is set to join them.

Welshpool offers great accommodation from hotels to self catering cottages. Welshpool offers a range of accommodation from budget to boutique. Find B&B's and Guesthouses around the town. Search for Welshpool short breaks and special offers on the right hand side of the page. Great holiday destination for all the family.

COVID-19 'Good To Go' Accommodation around Welshpool

Tan y Graig

Welshpool (6 miles, 9 km)

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £38-£40 pppnb

Madog's Wells

Welshpool (6 miles, 10 km)

Self-catering with 3 units, £185-£695 pupw sleeps 1-6

Upper Gelli

Welshpool (4 miles, 7 km)

Self-catering with 2 units, £150-£250 pupn sleeps 2-4

Shepherds Hut @ Upper Gelli Lodge

Welshpool (4 miles, 7 km)

Glamping with 1 unit, £110 pupn sleeps 1-2

Tynllwyn Farm

Welshpool (1 miles, 1 km)

Farmhouse with 5 rooms, £40 pppnb, £80-£85 prpnb

Eithinog Hall

Welshpool (7 miles, 11 km)

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £120-£140 prpnb

Lane Farm Bed & Breakfast

Welshpool (6 miles, 10 km)

Farmhouse with 4 rooms, £60 prpn

Dragon Hotel

Montgomery (7 miles, 11 km)

Hotel with 20 rooms, £60-£109 prpnb

Valley View Holiday Park

Welshpool (4 miles, 7 km)

Holiday Home Park with 0 units

Gaer Hall

Welshpool (3 miles, 5 km)

Self-catering with 2 units, £700-£1586 pupw sleeps 2-12

About 'Good To Go'

Visit Britain has launched a new industry standard mark, "We're Good To Go."

“We’re Good To Go” is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

When you see the 'Good to Go' accreditation logo on our Visit Mid Wales pages, you can be confident that these businesses are operating in line with Welsh Government & Public Health Wales guidelines.

Remember to check each individual business website or social media for the most up-to-date information about any measures in places such as pre-booking, one-way routes, contactless payments and so on.

For more information please visit our COVID-19 Section

Things to Do

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.

Y Trallwng | Welshpool

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.

Montgomery Canal

The Montgomery Canal, or ‘The Monty’ as it’s fondly referred to, stretches from Newtown to Llanymynech in Wales, and continues over the border into England to Frankton Locks where it joins the Llangollen Canal.

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.

Severn Farm Pond Nature Reserve

Severn Farm Pond is an urban nature reserve where plants and animals can live in safety, despite the busy industrial estate surrounding them.

Powis Castle

World famous terraced garden and medieval castle containing one of the finest collections of paintings and furniture in Wales.

Llyn Coed y Dinas Nature Reserve

Created from a gravel pit, quarried to provide material for the creation of the Welshpool bypass, Llyn Coed y Dinas is a fantastic home for all sorts of wildlife.

Glyndwr's Way / Section 14 - 16

The 135 m/217km Trail is a long distance walk which can be enjoyed as a continuous journey, typically taking around nine days, or over a series of weekend or day trips. SECTION 14 - 16

Dolydd Hafren Nature Reserve

The forces of nature are very obvious at Dolydd Hafren. On one side are the plants and animals trying to keep their roots in the ground and a roof over their head and on the other is the River Severn that, at times, causes complete chaos!

Upper Rectory Restaurant

Upper Rectory is a small friendly restaurant in Berriew, near Welshpool in Powys run by Les Routiers award winning chef/proprietor Kerry Huber with seating for groups of 2 up to 20 people

Aberriw | Berriew

The picturesque village of Berriew (Welsh: Aberriw) is one of the jewels in the Mid-Wales crown, with its black-and- white cottages, majestic church and the river Rhiw flowing through its heart.

Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture

Andrew Logan's Museum of Sculpture is a wonderland, a fantastical jewelled treasure trove that houses a glittering selection of artist sculptor Andrew Logan’s signature works: jewellery, original costumes and memorabilila and much, more.

Glansevern Hall Gardens

Glansevern Hall Gardens has over 25 stunning acres of diverse landscape and exotic planting, including enormous lake, a cascading Water Garden and lakeside and woodland walks. Romantically positioned on the banks of the River Severn.

The Nags Head Inn

The Nags head is a Grade II listed coaching inn on the A483 between Newtown and Welshpool and only a few yards from the Severn and the Montgomery Canal.

The Cottage Inn - Monty's Brewery

Monty's Brewery Visitor Centre is the ideal place to enjoy a pint of your favourite Monty's tipple and learn more about the brewery.

Montgomery Castle (Cadw)

More than the sum of its parts. Montgomery is one of those castles that, even in ruin, retain a powerful atmosphere and presence that transcend its state of preservation.

Trefaldwyn | Montgomery

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.

Cloverlands Model Car Museum

A lifetime’s collection by one lady motorist assembled as motoring heritage par excellence, since her father gave her two model cars for a birthday present Another nine collections some 2000 items have been added since opening in 2015

Old Bell Museum

The Old Bell, a 16th century inn, has been converted into a local history museum by Montgomery Civic Society.

Montgomery Town Hall

Montgomery Town Hall was built in 1748 and has been a market hall, a court house and a meeting place. It has seen over two centuries of magnificent occasions and is available for private hire for Weddings, Concerts, Parties, Dances, etc

All Accommodation

Cyfie Farm Cottages and Spa

Visit Britain Good to go £235-£695 pupw sleeps 2-4, Lake Vyrnwy

 
 
Tan y Graig

Visit Britain Good to go £38-£40 pppnb, Welshpool

 

Travel Times To Welshpool

Welshpool Travel Times
Eat out to help out
Eat Out to Help Out launched August 3 will run until August 31, with the discounts of 50% off meals and non-alcoholic drinks (up to the value of £10 per head).

Discounts apply Monday-Wednesday.

See a list of participating businesses around Welshpool

Welshpool Powys

Welshpool Tourist Information Centre

The principle visitor attraction in Welshpool is the National Trust - Powis Castle & Gardens, the ancestral home of the Earl of Powys and the descendents of Clive of India.

The medieval castle and mansion have accommodated Queen Victoria and several Princes of Wales, whilst the gardens that surround the castle are world famous and the museum’s collection is one of the richest in Wales.

Attractions in the area include the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway, the Montgomery Canal and the Powysland Museum. The Welshpool Tourist Information Centre is always on hand to provide assistance and suggestions and list all local places to stay and visit.

One of those suggestions might be to recommend a visit to the ancient hill fort of Y Breiddin, or directions on how to plan a hike along nearby Glyndwr's Way or Offa’s Dyke National Trails.

Other attractions in the areas include Coed-y-Dinas, one of the largest garden centres in the UK, as well as the Smithfield Livestock Market which is one of the largest in Europe.

Cyfie Farm

Minutes from fairytale Lake Vyrnwy, Cyfie Farm offers excellent five star self-catering accommodation in four luxury cottages. With spectacular views overlooking the Vyrnwy Valley

Tan y Graig

Tan y Graig is a family run establishment presenting a warm welcome to guests. Situated in the beautiful Vyrnwy valley 1 mile from the village of Meifod and 10 minutes from the market town of Welshpool. Castles, lakes, walking & adventure.

Madog's Wells

Madog's Wells is situated in eight acres of beautiful countryside with woodland walks all around, plenty of wildlife and is ideal for bird-watching, walking or touring Mid Wales. Three wheelchair accessible cottages sleeping 3-6.

Cilfach

A stone-built detached barn conversion just five miutes walk from the centre of Llanfyllin providing quality, well-equipped accommodation for six people with three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Upper Gelli

A very special experience set in a rural location with stunning views. Exclusive 5 Star Luxury Self Catering accommodation.

Shepherds Hut @ Upper Gelli Lodge

Exclusive self-catering Shepherd's Hut is located in a secluded garden area giving a strong feeling of privacy and freedom and is the perfect base to relax, explore or enjoy some well-earned romantic time together.

Luxury Caravan @ Goetre Retreat

The Goetre Retreat Caravan Park is located close to the Shropshire border, with easy access from Newtown and Welshpool. A holiday caravan is available for hire offering weekly lets or short breaks with all the comforts of home.

Dolforwyn Hall

Comfortable Country House style B&B overlooking the Severn Valley. All rooms en-suite. Timber framed licenced dining room, guest lounge, sun terrace, winter log fires, ample parking

Llanoddian Isaf Holiday Cottages

Close to the Snowdonia National Park, these two spacious, attractive comfortable properties boast stunning views over the countryside.

Tynllwyn Farm

A beautiful view and warm welcome awaits you at our 19th century farmhouse. Log fires and comfortable rooms. We are close to Powis Castle and the Llanfair narrow gauge railway and the canal for boat trips.

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