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Something New
Something New

Experience Something New in Mid Wales

Try your hand at something you've never tried before, and immerse yourself in new experiences.

Learn a new skill with countryside courses including dry stone walling, or pick up a paintbrush and book yourself onto an inspiring art workshop.

Take in the views aboard a hot air balloon, or if you have passion for railways you could try driving your very own steam train through the Mid Wales countryside. 

If that sounds too energetic, enjoy a truly relaxing experience at one of Mid Wales' spas or wellbeing centres, or unwind at a yoga retreat.

 

Unique and memorable experiences ...

Spa and Holistic Therapy

Spa

The Rock Spa

Llandrindod Wells

A magnificent 18m heated swimming pool with whirlpool spa and luxurious Sauna and Steamroom. Our gym contains the latest aerobic and cardiovascular equipment linked to your individual TV and sound system.

Vital Health & Wellbeing Spa

Vital Health & Wellbeing Spa

Machynlleth

The Spa at Plas Talgarth offer a wide range of British brand Elemis face and body treatment, Jessica nails and bare mineral make up, offering spa day, including leisure club, swimming pool, steam, sauna, jacuzzi and gym.

Mermaid Spa Portmeirion

Mermaid Spa Portmeirion

Portmeirion

A haven of tranquillity overlooking the Dwyryd Estuary

Lake Vyrnwy

Spa Thermal Suite & Gym

Lake Vyrnwy

The spa with a view at Lake Vyrnwy Hotel

Bailey Balloons

Bailey Balloons offer a personal, friendly service and a memorable hot air balloon flight experience!

The experience will last 3-4 hours with about an hour's flight with a glass of chilled Champagne on touch down and a commemorative flight certificate to take away.

Bailey Balloons in Mid Wales

Music and Dance Events

Explore the great outdoors ...

Watersports

Rafting the Graveyard rapid on the Afon Tryweryn

National White Water Centre

Bala

The National White Water Centre has over 30 years of experience in providing white water rafting at the best summer white water facility in the UK.

Call of the Wild.

Canyoning

Ystradgynlais

The best way of describing our canyoning activity is white water rafting but without the raft. With our guides, you descend a stunning steep sided gorge by various ways and means!

Surfing lessons Wales

Surfing on Gower

Ystradgynlais

Surfing with Adventure Britain. One of Wales' largest outdoor activity providers. For your peace of mind we are licensed with the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority. Are you a bit of a beach bum ?

Filming Wild River with Ray Mears 2014

Want to Canoe?

Hay-on-Wye

We warmly invite you to hire a canoe and discover the beauty of the River Wye.

Guided Canoe Trip on the Teifi

Canoeing

Cardigan

Winding towards the sea the deep, tidal Teifi Gorge is a unique environment where fresh and salt waters meet and the species it is home to forms one of the most varied aquatic landscapes in the country.

Sea Kayaking

Kayaking / Sea Kayaking

Cardigan

We are blessed with some of the most impressive coastline in the west. High cliffs, islands, caves and of course the resident dolphin pod makes our Sea Kayaking one of our firm favourite activities but we also do lessons in Kayaking.

SUP

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Cardigan

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is a sport originating in Hawaii as an off-shoot of surfing. They enable surfers to paddle farther into the ocean than is typical or to paddle standing up as a sport unto itself.

Surfing

Surfing

Cardigan

Learn to surf at one of our local blue flag beaches with trained and experienced instructors. West Wales has some of the most consistent beach breaks in the country, so join us for an introduction to wave riding.

Tubing

Tubing

Cardigan

Enjoy floating down the river Teifi in white water sitting in a big inflatable tube. Tubing is a fun adventure complete with adrenaline filled moments of white water along the way.

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

Cardigan

When the river levels increase, it’s time to blow up the raft and get some white water on falls up to grade 4. 10km of natural paddling on white and gently flowing water taking in the best drops on the Teifi.

Cardigan Bay

Kayaking

New Quay

Hire one of our kayaks to paddle around the bay. Book a taster session to give you some basic tips. Book on one of our escorted 2 hour tours.

Cardigan Bay Watersports

Paddleboarding

New Quay

Paddle boarding is the UK's fastest growing participation sport.

Cardigan Bay

Sailing

New Quay

Taster sessions, RYA courses or dinghies to hire.

Cardigan Bay Watersports

Wakeboarding

New Quay

Try Wakeboarding or Water skiing at Cardigan Bay Watersports

Cardigan Bay Watersports

Windsurfing

New Quay

Windsurfing taster sessions, improver sessions, RYA Courses or hire.

Watch out for wildlife

Paint the landscape and experience a tailor made and inspiring art workshop.

Try a countryside experience you'll never forget from dry stone walling, to working weekends with your gun dog, and straw bale building.

Browse country courses

Steam Train

Experience the thrill of firing and driving a full-sized steam or diesel locomotive on one of Britain's premier preserved railways.

Whether it's to realise a lifelong ambition, or as that very special railway gift, driving a railway locomotive in Mid Wales is an amazing adventure.

Drive a Steam Train

And plenty of places to stay ...

brook view

Valley View and Dingle Cottages

Welshpool

Beautifully restored, fully equipped farm cottages, furnished to a high standard. Panoramic views. Lovely walks. Washing machine and dryer facilities. Lawns to rear with own patio furniture.

Self-catering with 5 units, £400-£650 pupw sleeps 1-6

Tynllwyn House

Tynllwyn Farm

Welshpool

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.

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

Farmhouse

Brynarth Country Guest House

Aberystwyth

17th Century 8 acre property in the foothills of Cambrian Mountains, south of Aberystwyth, near the coast, The Ystwyth & Elan Valleys. Great birdwatching, walking, stunning scenery. Licensed Snug Bar.

Guest House with 8 rooms, £52-£158 prpnb

The Coach House Brecon front exterior

The Coach House

Brecon

Coach houses were traditionally warm and welcoming places. This particular example is one of a new breed, offering contemporary townhouse accommodation. The Coach house is one of only 2% in the country that hold the five star GOLD award

Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £79-£160 prpnb

Llangoed Hall

Llangoed Hall

Brecon

Llangoed Hall Hotel is set within 17 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. It is the 'home from home' that you would expect from your 'best friend's Country House'.

Country House Hotel with 25 rooms, £99-£685 prpnb

Ty Derw

Ty Derw

Dinas-Mawddwy

Ty Derw is a charming Victorian stone built house in a picturesque setting in the Dovey Valley about 12 miles from Machynlleth and Dolgellau. The four guest rooms have been refurbished to a very high standard. Ample parking.

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £45-£55 pppnb

Laura Ashley Room

The Elephant and Castle Hotel

Newtown

The Elephant & Castle Hotel on the banks of the River Severn, is ideally located in the centre of Newtown. An 18th century Mid Wales coaching inn - the perfect base for both leisure or business traveller.

Hotel with 19 rooms, £60-£140 prpnb

Gwesty Cymru

Gwesty Cymru

Aberystwyth

Luxury Welsh hotel situated at the centre of Aberystwyth's promenade in Ceredigion. Inviting, fresh and stylish with 8 bedrooms featuring LCD televisions, wifi and Egyptian cotton linen. Seafront terraced restaurant serves local food.

Restaurant with Rooms with 8 rooms, £70-£160 prpnb

Maes Y Mor - Double

Maes y Mor

Aberystwyth

Maes y Mor hostel is situated 80 metres from Aberystwyth beach and 500 metres from the bus and train station and offers superior accommodation at budget prices. Launderette facilities. Lock up shed for bicycles. A warm Welsh welcome !

Hostel with 9 bedspaces, £49-£120 prpn

Elens Castle early evening

Elen's Castle Hotel

Dolwyddelan

Elen's Castle Hotel was once an 18th century coaching inn. Perfectly located, historical yet modernised hotel, peaceful, village setting away from the crush of tourists, excellent food and great bar with local gins, whiskeys and craft ale

Hotel with 8 rooms, £140-£251 prpn, £75-£166 prpnb

Tan y Graig

Tan y Graig

Welshpool

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.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £38 pppnb

Red Kite Cottage - Aberystwyth

Red Kite Cottage (Bwthyn Barcud Coch)

Aberystwyth

Renovated 12th Century Grange Farm barn close to Nant Yr Arian Visitor centre situated at the head of the Melindwr Valley with fabulous views and easy access for walking, bird watching and cycling.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £500-£1185 pupw sleeps 2-6

Isfryn Cottage

Isfryn Cottage

Machynlleth

Unique Victorian cottage adjoining our former chapel in the beautiful Dyfi Valley. Welcoming, homely, accommodation. Welcome pack, linens, bathrobes, wifi and utilities included. Short breaks available. Adults only, no pets.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £60-£95 pupn sleeps 2

Richmond Hotel

The Richmond

Aberystwyth

The Richmond boasts the prime seafront location on the main Aberystwyth Promenade overlooking Cardigan Bay and is at the heart of town. All room have ensuite facilities. The hotel has its own large private car park.

Guest Accommodation with 15 rooms, £65-£110 prpnb

Tyddyn Rhys Farm

Tyddyn Rhys Farm

Aberdovey

Tyddyn Rhys commands a privileged position half a mile above the village of Aberdovey with a panoramic view overlooking the Dovey Estuary and Cardigan Bay. The Welsh speaking family offer a warm Welsh welcome amidst some of Wales' most beau

Farmhouse with 2 rooms, £75 prpnb

Cysgod Bach

Cysgod Y Coed

Bala

Caban y Saer is situated overlooking the river Hafesb. Cysgod Bach has a secluded south facing garden. Both properties are for two people and are equipped with everything you need for your break.

Self-catering with 2 units, £65-£90 pupn sleeps 1-2

Ffynnon Fendigaid

Ffynnon Fendigaid

Cardigan

Ffynnon Fendigaid is an 18thC stone farmhouse set in 6 acres of grounds, just one mile off the main coast road and beaches. Comfortable and relaxing environment from which to explore the area. Seasonal: Easter until Mid September

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £80-£85 prpnb

Wyevale

Wyevale

Builth Wells

Attractive character bungalow set in large secluded garden. Easy walking distance to Builth town, the Showground & spectacular riverside strolls. Birdwatching, walking, pony-trekking, fishing, golf available nearby. Children & pets welcome.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £340-£390 pupw sleeps 1-4

Close up in Comfort

Old Radnor Barn Bed & Breakfast

Brecon

Family friendly Bed and breakfast accommodation with four bedrooms in a 16th century converted stone barn. A warm welsh welcome, with a quality service and excellent food.

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £85-£165 prpnb

Trenewydd Farm Cottages

Trenewydd Farm Cottages

Cardigan

Relax by our outdoor heated pool and hot tub spas after walking the coastal path, playing on the many local beaches or watching dolphins in Cardigan Bay - a typical day at Trenewydd!

Self-catering with 7 units, £0-£1699 pupw sleeps 2-9

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