This small village is located on the River Severn making it an ideal base for picking up one of the many walking routes available locally or enjoying the nearby fishing opportunities. Home to the Mid Wales Arts Centre, this features a large sculpture park and gallery with interesting workshops and various exhibitions. There were two roman forts in the town, sadly today only the remains can be seen however there are extensive ruins to explore at Dolforwyn Castle which has been excavated to reveal the original layout of the keep. Henblas Farm has several mountain biking tracks to choose from and for visitors wishing to practise their swing; the Mid Wales Golf Centre is within walking distance of the town.
For a larger selection of amenities the larger town of Newtown is only 5 miles away, and the Caersws railway is also useful for exploring the wider area of Powys. Points of interest are the nearby Textile Museum and the Robert Owen Museum. The nature reserve at Gregynog Hall is also worth a visit, this ancient parkland is home to a variety of wildlife with marked foot paths across the 750 acre estate.
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.