The Granary Barn
Your temporary home, The Old Granary is a high quality semi-detached barn conversion completed in 2009. It has five bedrooms capable of comfortably sleeping two people in each (10 in total).
The property is situated amongst the beautiful rolling hills of Mid Wales just 10 miles from Welshpool (Powys). This page details many of the outdoor pursuits in the surrounding areas.
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Tannery Local Pub
The Tannery is situated just under 2 miles away on the A495. They are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays but offer good value for money food. There Sunday lunch is immensely popular and advanced booking is required.
The Tan House Inn
The Corn Store Restaurant
4 Church St
32 High Street
Fortune Chinese Restaurant
42 High St
Dolanog Tea Shop
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Whenever we're shopping in Welshpool and want lunch this is our favourite place to go. From Jacket potatoes to curry with a fine selection of cakes and desserts, it's just the place to rest those weary feet. The staff are friendly and the café offers a relaxed environment.
Royal Oak Hotel
Lovely environment with a Costa Coffee, serves food throughout the day.
Sweeney Hall Hotel
The Sweeney Hall Hotel is our favourite place to go and celebrate on special occasions, although it is about 25 minutes drive away. The food is always very good and generally offers variety on standard themes. The restaurant is reasonably priced and you should be able to leave having spent less than £25 per head for a three course meal and a bottle of wine.
Rikki Lloyd, Family butcher
We strongly recommend buying any meat you need from this local butcher. The food just has that much more taste than something from the supermarket. You can also order your meat online at rikkilloyd.co.uk
Rikki Lloyd, Family Butcher
39 High Street
Welshpool Tourist Centre
Welshpool Visitor Information Centre
Tel: 01938 552043
Old Railway Station Shopping Centre
The Old Station sells from clothes (Edinburgh Wool), shoes and accessories, models and Welsh gifts.
A483 Welshpool Powys
Morrisons is currently the largest supermarket in town.
Welshpool SY21 7SQ Tel: 01938 559 032
located in the centre of Welshpool but limited range of products
Shell Petrol Station
The shell garage normally has the cheapest fuel in Welshpool. There are also two independent petrol stations in Welshpool.
Pistyll Rhaeadr is the highest waterfall in Wales. Visit their website at pistyllrhaeadr.co.uk
Delightful trail that runs through Mid to North Wales, it was named after early fifteenth century folk hero Owain Glyndwr, who won significant battles close to the route and who held a Welsh Parliament in Machynlleth. You can pick up the trail close the barn.
Offa's Dyke is a massive linear earthwork, roughly followed by some of the current border between England and Wales. In places, it is up to 65 feet (19.8 m) wide (including its flanking ditch) and 8 feet (2.4 m) high. In the 8th century it formed some kind of delineation between the Anglian kingdom of Mercia and the Welsh kingdom of Powys. Research in recent decades has dispelled many of the earlier theories and ideas about the earthwork.
An beautiful spot to visit with access to water sports from family Canadian Canoeing to sailing.
Red Ridge Centre
The Red Ridge Centre was set up in 1978 and and offers residential and non-residential outdoor pursuit courses to a wide range of groups and individuals.
The world-famous gardens laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles, Powis Castle retains its original lead statues and an orangery on the terraces. The castle was built circa 1200, beginning life as a medieval fortress. It's been remodelled and embellished for over more than 400 years.
Welshpool & Llanfair Railway
Opened in 1903 to link the market town of Welshpool to the rural community of Llanfair Caereinion, this 2 foot 6 inch narrow gauge steam railway now provides a tourist service for all the family. Built as a Light Railway to avoid some of the costs of railway construction, the narrow gauge allows for tight curves and steep gradients, enabling the line to follow the contours of the countryside. The trains have special carriages from Hungary and Austria with access to the enclosed seating area via an open balcony - a great way to watch the world go by.
In 1867 the Powysland Club was founded by members from in and around Welshpool who shared an interest in history, especially of Mid Wales. Several had their own collections of interesting items and it was decided to bring these artefacts together to form a museum. A piece of land was purchased on the corner of Red Bank and Salop Road and a Museum was erected and opened in 1874. In 1887, to mark the Jubilee of Queen Victoria, the museum was transferred under the trust to the town of Welshpool.
Livestock market. Every Monday Europe’s largest sheep auction swings into life from 06:00 until late (usually after 17:00) well worth a visit just to see the auctioning.
Corris Craft Centre
King Arthurs labyrinth is a underground adventure involving boats and the tale of Arthur’s Wales. A thoroughly enjoyable attraction for young families.
Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)
We were a little disappointed in this centre, even though it was educational and were glad that we had visited Talyllyn the same day, although it was a long day. If you are heading to Talyllyn with a family try the Halo Ice cream factory shop, Halo Shop. The ice cream looks incredible and tastes good too!
The Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow-gauge steam railway, set in the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol.
About 10 minutes away from the Barn, Llanfair has a Spar shop and a petrol station.
Llanfair Caereinion in Montgomeryshire's Banwy Valley is one of the smallest towns in Powys. Almost 3,000 people lived here in the mid 19th century when the woollen industry was at its peak. The population has since declined to 1,616 (2001 census) and agriculture is now one of the mainstays of the local economy.
Aberwsyths’ well healed neighbour with picture postcard views and pastel shaded houses. Well worth stopping at the harbour master for food if you are passing by
A Victorian seaside resort with a fumel car, castle, beach, pier and narrow gauge railway going to the devils punch bowl.
Barmouth has a fun fair and a fantastic beach gets very busy in summer.
Fairbourne is Barmouth's quieter neighbour and is on the other side of the River Mawddach. We have spent many a happy day on the sands of Fairbourne gazing over to the busy Barmouth and on occasion catching the ferry across the river to go for lunch, with the sounds of the miniature railway in the background. Spectacular views from both Barmouth and Fairbourne.
One of our favourite day visits, with the River Dee, Horse drawn Canal barges, Steam Railway, Plas Newydd stately home, the Ruins of castle Dinas Bran to name a few things to do.
The largest local town which is a beautiful historic centre on the river Severn also with good shops and direct train access to London.