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WelshpoolUnited Kingdom

Tour historical attractions, ride on an old steam railway and explore the green environs of this picturesque town in mid-Wales.

The picturesque town of Welshpool lies just 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) from the border with England. It is surrounded by gorgeous countryside and filled with historic sites. Venture into a 13th-century fortress, hike along walking trails and paddle a canoe along the canal.

Start your visit with a stroll along the Heritage Trail, a route that cover 20 places of historic interest. Among the sites you will come across are timber-framed buildings from the 16th century, the 19th-century Christ Church and Powysland Museum and Canal Centre. This was a canal warehouse during the 19th century, but today covers the archaeology and social history of the region.

Also on the trail is the Town Hall, built in 1837. Come here on Saturdays and Mondays for the market, and on the first Friday of each month for the farmers' market. Travel further back into the past with a visit to Powis Castle, a medieval fortress. Stroll around the castle’s formal gardens.

For more scenic walks, go to Montgomery Canal, a waterway that passes through the Welsh Marches. There are numerous nature reserves bordering the canal and a path for walking and cycling. Try and spot local wildlife, including otters and water voles. You can also paddle through the area in a canoe.

Another way to experience the beauty of the scenery here is to book a trip on the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway. The old-fashioned steam train makes a 16-mile (25.7-kilometer) return trip through the green Welsh countryside.

At night, take your pick from one of the pubs and restaurants. There is also a nightclub and a theater. Consider coinciding your visit with some of the town's annual festivals, including the Welshpool Carnival in May and the Country and Western Music Festival in July.

Reach Welshpool by car or train from England where international airports in Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester are within easy reach of the town.

Enjoy a vacation in a beautiful part of Wales, home to scenic wonders and fascinating historical sites.

Top hotels in Welshpool

The Lion Hotel & Restaurant Berriew
The Lion Hotel & Restaurant Berriew
3.5 out of 5
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Situated in Welshpool, this inn is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Glansevern Hall Gardens and within 6 miles (10 km) of Montgomery Castle and Old Bell Museum. Powis Castle ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)

"Lovely little village location. A good hotel, good food. We would stay again:)"…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2020

The Lion Hotel & Restaurant Berriew
Royal Oak Hotel
Royal Oak Hotel
3 out of 5
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Situated in Welshpool, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Powis Castle and within 12 miles (20 km) of Montgomery Castle and Llanfyllin Workhouse. Gregynog Hall ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (141 reviews)

"Nice old hotel with comfortable rooms which are nice and clean"…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2020

Royal Oak Hotel
The Lowfield Inn
The Lowfield Inn
4 out of 5
The price is €96 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan

Situated in Welshpool, this inn is 6.7 mi (10.8 km) from Montgomery Castle and 8.5 mi (13.7 km) from Powis Castle. Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery and Shrewsbury ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (167 reviews)

"Nice place good food nice people. Room to rear bit noisy due to kitchen extraction"…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2020

The Lowfield Inn
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Holiday Rentals in Welshpool

The Red Lion Inn
The Red Lion Inn
2 out of 5
The price is €85 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

Situated in Welshpool, this apartment building is 5.8 mi (9.4 km) from Powis Castle and 7.5 mi (12.1 km) from Montgomery Castle. Gregynog Hall and Llanfyllin ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (76 reviews)
Best little pub with great food and hosts

"Fantastic hosts and rooms great food and homemade puddings. I stay here on a regular basis and there is many other hotels around but cannot recomend enough this home from home comfort thank you"…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2020

The Red Lion Inn
Cozy Holiday Home in Berriew Near River Rhiw
Cozy Holiday Home in Berriew Near River Rhiw
3 out of 5

Situated in Welshpool, this holiday home is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Glansevern Hall Gardens and within 6 miles (10 km) of Montgomery Castle and Old Bell Museum. ...

Cozy Holiday Home in Berriew Near River Rhiw
Red House Farm
Red House Farm
3.5 out of 5

Situated in Welshpool, this cottage is within 12 miles (20 km) of Glyndwr's Way, Gregynog Hall and Glansevern Hall Gardens. Powis Castle and Montgomery Castle ...

Red House Farm
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