Places of interest within 1 hour
Powis Castle & Garden (National Trust Property)
Nr Welshpool. SY21 8RF
The combination of terraces, formal and informal gardens make the garden at Powis a delight. The medieval Castle contains one of the finest collections of paintings and furniture in Wales.
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
Llanfair Caereinion, Nr.Welshpool. SY21 0SF
Opened in 1903, this light gauge railway was created to link the Market Town of Welshpool and the rural community of Llanfair Caereinion. Enjoy a 16 mile return journey on a steam train through beautiful Mid-Wales countryside.
Powysland Museum & Canal Warf
Welshpool. SY21 7AQ
Displays illustrate the history and development of life in Montgomeryshire from the earliest prehistoric settlers to the 20th century population.
The Dingle Nurseries and Garden
Nr Welshpool, SY21 9JD
Derwen Garden Centre & Farm Shop.
Guilsfield, Nr Welshpool. SY21 9PH
Erddig (National Trust Property)
Nr Wrexham, LL13 0YT
One of the most fascinating houses in Britain, not least because of the close relationship between the family and their servants. The range of outbuildings includes stables, smith, joiners shop and saw mill. The large walled garden has been restored to its 18th century formal design.
Chirk Castle (National Trust Property)
Chirk, Nr Wrexham, LL14 5AF
Explore a magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches, complete with stark dungeons.
Constructed by Thomas Telford to carry the Llangollen Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal. Running alongside the aqueduct is the Chirk viaduct which was built to carry the Chester to Shrewsbury Railway line
Lake Vyrnwy & RSPB Reserve
Set amid the remote and beautiful Berwyn Mountains, with spectacular waterfalls, and unspoilt countryside. Experience the walks and trails of the RSPB Reserve with viewpoints and hides around the lake to observe the amazing variety of birds, wildlife and scenery.
Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall
Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant SY10 0BZ
One of the Seven Wonders of Wales. An enchanting waterfall nestling in the Berwyn Mountains, located above the village of Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant in the Tanat Valley. The highest waterfall in wales at 240ft.
Towns & Cities
Bala, Bala Lake & Bala Lake Railway
A town with a wealth of history, located at the head of the famous Bala Lake.
A small town steeped in myth and legend. Host to the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in July. Attractions & Activities include Plas Newydd, (formerly home to the ladies of Llangollen), White water rafting on the river Dee. Horse drawn boat trips along the beautiful Llangollen canal, Llangollen Railway and much more.
Visit the vibrant medieval market town of Oswestry, steeped in local history and offers wide resources to our local Heritage. The Oswestry Heritage Centre, located in the old building of Oswestry’s first school founded in 1407, close to St. Oswalds Parish Church offers a wealth of information and holds regular exhibitions of local arts and crafts. The town tourist centre can be found in the same building. Follow the Oswestry Town Trail leaflet, available from the Heritage Centre or the Tourist Information Centre at Mile End, to tour the towns many sites of historical interest. Wonder down narrow passageways which link streets with names that give an indication of the towns past history.
Nestled in the upper reaches of the Severn Valley, the market town of Welshpool offers a wealth of history. Welshpool provides the opportunity to absorb the historical significance and the attractions of Borderlands and Welsh Marches.
Medieval town oozing with history and historic buildings including Shrewsbury Castle and Shrewsbury Abbey. Home to the famous Shrewsbury Flower Show in August.
Situated in the heart of the Welsh Border Lands, the town of Wrexham and surrounding areas are rich in history.
City of Chester
The historic city of Chester was built by the Romans AD79. A city bursting with character and diversity. Explore the medieval rows and city walls. A wealth of shops and restaurants etc. Home to Chester Cathedral, Chester Zoo and Chester Race Course.
Further afield but under 2 hours
The stunning West Wales coastline, hosting numerous seaside resorts from Aberystwyth up to Barmouth all easily accessible. Travel through Snowdonia National Park. Take a trip on numerous steam trains. Walk miles of rugged coastline. So much to see and do.
The Flash Leisure Centre
The Welsh Border Golf Complex
Llanymynech Golf Club
Oswestry Leisure Centre
Welshpool Golf Club
Oswestry Golf Club