Located in the ancient kingdom of Arwystli, this sleepy market town has plenty of lovely traditional eating and drinking establishments to choose from; with the highest ration of pub to person ratio in the country! Visitors can also stroll along the medieval cobbled streets and spot the eye catching black and white time framer buildings.
The first town on the River Severn, this is a popular base used by hikers wishing to explore the Cambrian Mountains, and there are over 30 marked walking routes around the town, many of which link up with other smaller villages nearby. Also passing through the town are the national trails Glyndwr's Way and Severn Way.
The Hafren Forest is a short drive from the town, a haven for watching red kites and the lake at Llyn Clywedog has sailing opportunities and fishing available through the local angling society. The old Market Town houses the Llanidloes Museum of Local History and Industry, this venue is packed with fascinating artefacts and educational displays. Plas Dinam country house offers horse riding, off road karting and country sport days.
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.