The traditional county town of Montgomeryshire has an interesting history of being strategically important in its past Roman occupation and civil wars; this is reflected in its fortresses Montgomery Castle and the nearby Dolforwyn Castle.
The Cloverlands Collection is worth a visit for model car enthusiasts, and the Old Bell Museum is a converted inn displaying the local history with guided tours available upon request. The Montgomery Canal is nice for a peaceful stroll and spotting the birdlife, other nearby walks include the Offa’s Dyke Path and the trail up to the Ffridd Faldwyn hillfort. There are five cycling routes from the town using quiet lanes which are mostly free of heavy traffic.
For those wishing to sample the local ales, The Monty’s Brewery Visitor Centre has an on-site tasting room and brewery shop. The steam train journey from Welshpool to Llanfair is a fantastic trip through the mid Wales countryside.
This is the go to place for outdoor enthusiasts to make the most of the fantastic walking, riding & cycling opportunities, especially in the Cambrian Mountains National Park. The Ceredigion Coastal Path features numerous trails to choose from depending on how far you wish to travel. Whether for a full walking holiday or just a stroll along the cliffs to a village pub, this unspoilt route is perfect and has views out across the famous Cardigan Bay which is home to the UKs largest pod of dolphins.
Dotted along the Wales-West England border are lots of lovely market towns, many of which have their own castle. This disputed ground has a large number of Roman and Norman medieval fortresses, today some are only ruins or just the earthen works remain however there are plenty which have restored to their former glory and are open to visitors.
Mid Wales also just touches on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, a popular mountain range for exploring caves, forest activities and other more extreme outdoor sports such as rock climbing and abseiling. A number of historic railways mean other regions of Wales are easily accessible for a day trip, and make for an enjoyable way to travel and take in the sights.