Things to do…
The mid-Wales county of Powys includes the three ancient counties of Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire and Brecknock (now commonly known as Breconshire). Powys is one of the most sparsely populated areas of England and Wales – ideal for a peaceful and relaxing break!
Covering some two thousand square miles, Powys extends from the edge of Snowdonia in the north to the Swansea Valley in the south, from the Cambrian mountain range to the west to an eighty-mile border, much of it close to Offa’s Dyke, shared with England to the east.
Within the county is a dramatic and ever changing landscape – including the mountains of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the rolling hills of Radnor Forest and the Berwyn Mountains in the north. Powys also has some of Britain’s most spectacular river valleys – including the Severn, Wye, Irfon and Usk – all sweeping through glorious scenery.
Powys is the perfect place for those who enjoy an active and adventurous, outdoor lifestyle. Things to do include:
- Fishing – coarse and game (salmon and trout)
- Watersports (canoeing)
Steeped in history and culture, Powys also enjoys many of the following attractions:
- Art galleries
- Ancient and prehistoric sites
- Castles, churches and abbeys
- Theatres and cinema
…and of course, music and language. Powys is home to the world famous Brecon Jazz Festival, Royal Welsh Show (based at the Royal Welsh Showground in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells) and many other smaller community gatherings – fantastic events throughout the year – click here for information
The towns and cities of Powys include:
- Brecon (16.2 miles)
- Builth Wells (7.1 miles)
- Llandinam (32.9 miles)
- Llandrindod Wells (14.7 miles)
- Llanidloes (29.4 miles)
- Llanymynech (63.2 miles)
- Machynlleth (49.1 miles)
- Newtown (40.9 miles)
- Welshpool (54.2 miles)
Other towns and cities nearby in Dyfed, Gwent and Herefordshire include:
- Llandovery (17.9 miles)
- Hay-on-Wye (26.0 miles)
- Hereford (45.0 miles)
- Abergavenny (35.9 miles)
- Merthyr Tydfil (35.3 miles)
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