Powis Castle
Powis Castle

WELSHPOOL - POWYS

With a population of just 6000 Welshpool is home to the famous Powis Castle and Gardens.

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About Welshpool

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.

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Haimwood Shooting Ground

Haimwood Shooting Ground is situated at the centre of a triangle formed by the market towns of Shrewsbury, Welshpool and Oswestry in the unspoilt Welsh countryside.

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

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.

Dragon Hotel

The Dragon Hotel Restaurant and Bar are open daily for lunch and dinner. Food is served from 12:00 pm - 14:30 pm and 18:00 pm - 21:00 pm and you are assured that the finest local Welsh produce will feature on the menu.

Powis Castle

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

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.

Kerry Vale Vineyard

Kerry Vale Vineyard Visitor Centre at the eastern tip of the Kerry Vale - an area of outstanding natural beauty and just 3 miles south of the charming town of Montgomery includes Vineyard Experience Tours, shop and cafe.

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.

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.

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

A narrow gauge train trip up the steepest gradients in Britain. Steam locos and coaches from around the world. Shops and picnic areas at both termini.

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.

Mellington Hall Hotel

Mellington Hall Country House Hotel is a Grade II Listed 19th Century house set in beautiful landscaped grounds with spectacular views in every direction.

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.

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.

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, memorabilila and much, much more.

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.

Welshpool Golf Club

Welshpool Golf Course was founded in 1929, but its history dates back to the late 19th-century. The course is 5846 yards / Par 70 and anyone who has ever played at Welshpool Golf Club will remember it as a great test of golf.

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.

Llanymynech Rocks Nature Reserve

Straddling the border between England and Wales, the reserve lies at the southern end of the carboniferous limestone outcrop that stretches from Anglesey and the Great Orme at Llandudno.

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.

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.

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