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Newtown - Powys

Newtown is the largest town in Powys with a population of just 13,000. The source of the River Severn which is the longest river in the UK, starts just up the road in Llanidloes.

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River Severn- Newtown


Newtown, known in Welsh as 'Y Drenewydd', is the largest town in Powys (pop.13,000) and is situated on the banks of the River Severn.

Newtown provides the ideal base to stay for a few days to relax, unwind and explore the surrounding countryside.

You'll find a variety of places to stay in Newtown and the surrounding area and local places to visit nearby include the nearby market towns of Welshpool, Montgomery and Llanidloes.

The small village of Berriew located mid way between Newtown and Welshpool includes Glansevern Hall Gardens and the Andrew Logan Museum (the celebrated performance artist/sculptor and originator of the Alternative Miss World, has a museum in nearby Berriew).

For adventure lovers you'll find a Championship Down-Hill Mountain Bike track at Caersws, Yamaha Off-Road Experience near Llanidloes, the Mid Wales Shooting Centre near Caersws and the Forest Rally Experience in Carno.

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Map of Things to Do & Places to Stay Around Newtown

The Granary Wine Bar - Newtown


Newtown benefits from a number of small local museums & galleries; the Robert Owen Museum, the Newtown Textile Museum, the WH Smith Museum and the Oriel Davies Gallery are all situated in the centre of town.

The area boasts a wealth of castles and country houses including Powis Castle & Gardens in Welshpool, Montgomery Castle, Dolforwyn Castle, Gregynog Hall & Gardens and Glansevern Hall & Gardens.


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