This ancient kingdom although just set on the England border, really does feel like being in the heart of Wales with its breath taking mountain scenery, caves and numerous castles and roman fortresses to visit. A very popular destination for walking enthusiasts and those interested in nature, this region is surrounded by mountain ranges from the Northern Snowdonia Park to the Brecon Beacons in the South.
There are spectacular walks including the Severn Way which is the longest river walk in Britain, another long distance trail is Glyndwrs Way running for 135 miles through Powys. The Berwyn Mountains are home to the UKs tallest single drop waterfall, the Pistyll Rhaeadr.
The Cambrian Heritage Railway and Heart of Wales railways are lovely scenic routes through the rural landscape and ideal for those wishing to make a day trip to one of the many market towns in the area. Powis Castle is a particularly impress fortress with a stunning Italian themed garden and an onsite museum packed with hundreds of treasures from the Far East. Tretower Castle and the ruins of Montgomery Castle are also interesting sites to visit.