Montgomery Canal, Welshpool

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Welcome to Welshpool, a charming market town situated in the heart of Mid Wales, surrounded by rolling hills and breathtaking landscapes. The town's rich history can be traced back to the 13th century when it was founded by the Welsh Prince of Powys, Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn.

One of the town's most impressive landmarks is Powis Castle, a medieval fortress that has stood for over 700 years. The castle's grand architecture and picturesque gardens make it a popular destination for visitors to Welshpool. Also in Welshpool you'll find the terminus for the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway that runs from Llanfair Caereinion to Welshpool. 

The Georgian Town Hall, built in the 18th century, is another landmark that highlights the town's architectural heritage. The building's elegant façade and grand interior make it a popular venue for weddings and other special events.

Welshpool is also home to the Strata Marcella Abbey, a Cistercian monastery that was established in the 12th century. Although the abbey is now in ruins, it remains an important historical site and a reminder of Welshpool's religious past.

For those interested in the town's cultural attractions, the Powysland Museum is an excellent starting point. The museum showcases the history, culture, and natural beauty of the local area through interactive exhibits and artifacts. Art lovers should head to the Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture in nearby Berriew which celebrates the work of the renowned British artist.

Nature enthusiasts will find plenty to explore in and around Welshpool. The Montgomery Canal, which runs through the town, offers peaceful walks and boat trips. The hills and valleys that surround the town provide plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, and horse riding. Visitors can also enjoy the stunning views of the Welshpool countryside from the nearby Llanymynech Rocks Nature Reserve.

Foodies will appreciate Welshpool's strong tradition of local produce. The town's weekly markets, cafes, and restaurants offer a range of delicious Welsh dishes and artisanal products. Don't miss out on the chance to try Welsh lamb, fresh seafood, and locally made cheeses and baked goods.

Overall, Welshpool is a wonderful destination that offers visitors a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Its warm hospitality and charming character make it a must-visit for anyone looking to experience the best of Wales.



  • Disabled toilets


  • EV Charging - This electric car charging point located at Welshpool Tesco Superstore, SY21 7BL is part of the Pod Point EV charging network. There are 2 devices and 4 connectors available at this charging location. Also available at Powis Castle
  • Free Parking - 3 hours free parking at Tesco Superstore
  • Parking with charge - There are several Pay & Display car parks in Welshpool. The Seven Stars car park is a short-stay option and Berriew Street and Church Street offer long-stay options.

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  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Welshpool is on the A458 from Shrewsbury and on the A483 from Chester. 


Public Transport Directions

Welshool Railway Station is located in the centre of the town. There is a small airfield on the outskirts of the town.

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Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7DD

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Welshpool Tourist Information OfficeWelshpool Tourist Information Centre, WelshpoolThe local Tourist Information Centre provides information on attractions, activities and events in the area as well as offering advice and help on booking accommodation.

Powis Castle & GardensPowis Castle and Garden, WelshpoolCared for by the National Trust since 1952, Powis Castle & Gardens near Welshpool include world-famous garden, 13th century castle, Clive Museum and historic collection.

Montgomery Canal. WelshpoolMontgomery Canal, WelshpoolThe Montgomery Canal in the Mid Wales Marches is a haven for wildlife and tranquility with many Sites of Special Scientific Interest along the way.

Offas Dyke PathOffa's Dyke | Buttington Bridge to Llanymynech, WelshpoolThe Buttington Bridge to Llanymynech section of the Offa's Dyke National Trail starts at Buttington Bridge where you meet the River Severn, from where it is a short walk into Welshpool.

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