Severn Valley & UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere - Day 1

A 3 day short break in Mid Wales with places to stay and things to do. Charge your car at our suggested overnight stop. Day 1 Welshpool to the Machynlleth and the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere

 

Morning

Start your day in Welshpool, you'll be in good company Royal visitors can be traced all the way back to Henry Tudor who camped outside the town on his way to the Battle of Bosworth in 1536.

Welshpool is a thriving town with an indoor market, a range of shopping opportunities and the Montgomery Canal Basin is home to the Powisland Museum. The Welshpool Tourist Information Centre is located in the main park park.

Next stop - Powis Castle, the Gardens and Castle are a delight to wander around at any time of year.

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.

1 Vicarage Gardens, Church Street, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7DD

 

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

Powis Castle, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF

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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.

Welshpool, Powys, UK

 
 

Lunch

Time for lunch, after taking in the gardens and history of this fascinating building, Lady Henrietta's restaurant at Powis Castle uses many local ingredients in cooking their delicious meals.

Powis Castle’s restaurant has long been acknowledged as an example of excellence. Enjoy a variety of traditional dishes made with local, seasonal ingredients such as organic Welsh black beef, sourced from a local farm.

Powis Castle, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF

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Afternoon

Take your time travelling from Welshpool to Machynlleth. Enjoy the quiet roads that make the drive part of your holiday and not just a way to get about.

Arriving in the Machynlleth in the heart of the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere, you can make an afternoon visit to nearby Centre for Alternative Technology and discover all you need to know about eco technology and lifestyles.

Other places to visit in nearby Corris are King Arthur's Labyrinth where you can follow the legend of King Arthur's travels or for something completely different the Corris Mine Explorers will take you into the abandoned workings of an old slate mine.

Visit the Corris Craft Centre to find local craft producers including the award-winning Dyfi Distillery - a wonderful place to browse and find that perfect reminder of your visit.

For afternoon tea, try Y Crochan Cafe at Corris Craft Centre

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre that researches and supports greener ways of living. Now open for pre-booked visits.

Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ

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Sail deep in the mountains of Southern Snowdonia, through a magical waterfall, into a mythical world filled with dragons, giants, fierce battles and the legendary King Arthur. Welsh legends unfold as your Dark Age Boatman guides you.

King Arthurs Labyrinth, Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF

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Delve around the secret world of an old slate mine in Mid Wales; abandoned and forgotten yet full of relics, stories & adventure. Get kitted up with helmet,lamp & safety clips for something different. Best Experience in Mid Wales 2019/20.

Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF

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A small craft village in Mid Wales home to 9 unique studios where you can see crafts being made. Have fun making your own in many of the studios. All weather attractions; King Arthur's Labyrinth & Corris Mine Explorers also start here.

Corris, nr Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF

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Our all-day menu features lots of fresh, seasonal and local produce. Call in for morning coffee, lunches and afternoon tea whilst enjoying the surrounding 9 Craft Studios and a range of visitor experiences including King Arthur's Labyrinth.

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Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF

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Evening

The Wynnstay was originally built at the end of the 18th Century, as a town house, the individuality reflects the independence of the spirit that characterises the area.

An attractive award winning restaurant serving the very best of local dishes and cosy bar and lounge make a visit to the Wynnstay an absolute must.

Head Chef Gareth Johns follows the Slow Food Principles of “Good, Clean and Fair” and the menu represents a personal distillation of nearly 30 years experience based very firmly on fantastic Welsh produce.

Speciality: Welsh Traditional & Modern

  • Chef: Mr Gareth John
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Maengwyn Street, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8AE

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Overnight

You'll find a great selection of places to stay in and around Machynlleth on our website - www.visitmidwales.co.uk.
 
 

Other Itineraries

> Explore Mid Wales Days Out

> Heritage Railways

> Scenic Railway Day Trips

> Short Breaks by Train

> Short Breaks in Mid Wales

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