Local Area

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.

Address
The Tan House Inn
A495
SY21 0JY

The Corn Store Restaurant

The Corn Store offers good quality food in the heart of Welshpool in intimate surroundings. In test our view this is the best restaurant to eat an evening Meal in Welshpool.
Address
4 Church St
Welshpool
Powys
SY21 7DL

Andrew's Fishbar

Andrew's Fish bar is an award winning Fish and Chip shop.

Address
32 High Street
Welshpool
Powys
SY21 7JP

Fortune Chinese Restaurant

There are three or four Chinese in Welshpool but we would recommend the Fortune Court. However, don’t order the Thai, it's definitely not as good.

Address
42 High St
Welshpool
SY21 7JL

Dolanog Tea Shop

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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Inglenook Café

Inglenook Cafe

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.

Address
Union St
Welshpool
Powys
SY21 7PG

Royal Oak Hotel

Lovely environment with a Costa Coffee, serves food throughout the day.

Address
The Cross
Welshpool
Powys
SY21 7DG

royaloakhotel.info

Sweeney Hall Hotel

The 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.

Address
Morda
Nr Oswestry
Shropshire
SY10 9EU

sweeneyhall.co.uk

Rikki Lloyd, Family butcher

Rikki Lloyd's Butchers

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

Address
Rikki Lloyd, Family Butcher
39 High Street
Welshpool

rikkilloyd.co.uk

Welshpool Tourist Centre

Tourist Information Centre

Welshpool Visitor Information Centre

Address
Vicarage Gardens
Welshpool
SY21 7DD
Tel: 01938 552043

welshpool.org/tic.html

Old Railway Station Shopping Centre

The Old Station sells from clothes (Edinburgh Wool), shoes and accessories, models and Welsh gifts.

Address
A483
Welshpool
Powys

Morrisons Shopping

Morrisons Supermarket

Morrisons is currently the largest supermarket in town.

Address
Berriew St
Welshpool SY21 7SQ
Tel: 01938 559 032

Sainsburys Shopping

Sainsbury's Supermarket

located in the centre of Welshpool but limited range of products

Address
Brook St
Welshpool
Powys
SY21 7NJ

Shell Petrol Station

Shell Petrol Station

The shell garage normally has the cheapest fuel in Welshpool. There are also two independent petrol stations in Welshpool.

Address
Shell Garage
Salop Road
Town Centre
Welshpool
Powys
SY21 7RE

Pistyll Waterfall

Pistyll Waterfall

Pistyll Rhaeadr is the highest waterfall in Wales. Visit their website at pistyllrhaeadr.co.uk

Dolanog Paddling

Dolanog PaddlingDolanog is a mile and a half walk from the Barn. The river spilts into two sections with an ideal spot for paddling. Just a short mile away is the Dolanog Tea Shop, making this trek an ideal day out.

Glyndwr Trail

Glyndwr Trail

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.

nationaltrail.co.uk/glyndwrsway

Offa's Dyke

Offa's Dyke

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.

Lake Vyrnwy

Vyrnwy Lake

An beautiful spot to visit with access to water sports from family Canadian Canoeing to sailing.

Red Ridge Centre

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.

Powis Castle

Powis Castle

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

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.

Website
wllr.org.uk

Powysland Muesum

Powysland Muesum

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.

Website
Powysland

Livestock Market

Livestock Market

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

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)

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!

Website
cat.org.uk

Talyllyn Railway

Talyllyn Railway

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.

Website
talyllyn.co.uk

Llanfair Caereinion

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.

Aberaeron

Aberaeron

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

Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth

A Victorian seaside resort with a fumel car, castle, beach, pier and narrow gauge railway going to the devils punch bowl.

Barmouth

Barmouth

Barmouth has a fun fair and a fantastic beach gets very busy in summer.

Website
Barmouth

Fairbourne

Fairbourne

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.

Llangollen

Llangollen

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.

Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury

The largest local town which is a beautiful historic centre on the river Severn also with good shops and direct train access to London.