Powis Castle is a medieval castle rising dramatically above its celebrated garden.
Powis Castle garden is world-famous. Laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles, it retains its original lead statues and an orangery on the terraces. High on a rock above the terraces, the castle, originally built circa 1200, began life as a medieval fortress.
A link to the Powis Castle website is here
WELSHPOOL & LLANFAIR LIGHT RAILWAY
The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway was opened in 1903 to link the market town of Welshpool to the rural community of Llanfair Caereinion. The steam railway uses 2 foot 6 inch narrow gauge. It 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.
Hafren is a mid-scale professional theatre which seats over 550. It features a varied repertoire including plays, opera, music, entertainment, comedy, film and conferences. Theatre Hafren is a 10 minute drive from Maesmawr Hall.
Discover The Elan Valley
There are many reasons to visit Elan Valley. Part of the rugged Cambrian Mountains, Elan is a beautiful and unspoilt area made even more compelling by the dams and reservoirs which together create a wonderful, living landscape. The views are stunning and you are never far away from points of interest.
About Hafren Forest
Hafren Forest takes its name from Afon Hafren which is the Welsh name for the River Severn.
The source of the River Severn is in a deep, blanket-peat bog on the slopes of Plynlimon, 800 metres outside Hafren Forest’s boundary.
You can walk to the source of the Severn and to Blaenhafren Falls from Hafren Forest.
Zip World Adventures
There are a variety of adventures for all the family at Zip World including Europe’s longest zip line, tree hoppers, sky rides and slate cavern tours.
MID WALES ARTS CENTRE
Mid Wales Arts Centre
Mid Wales Arts Centre is home to a unique permanent collection of large scale enamels and sculptures by international artist Stefan Knapp and stone carvings by the late John Paddison. The gallery holds changing exhibitions and events that promote and provide opportunities to artists living and working in Wales.
Thursday – Sunday
11am – 4pm
GLANSEVERN HALL GARDENS
Glansevern Hall Gardens
Glansevern Hall Gardens extend to 25 acres and there are a mixture of formal planting, lawns, a huge lake and many unusual and ancient specimen trees.
The opening times are 10:30 – 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday.
Remodelled by The Philips family in 1869, The Hall is one of Wales’ most outstanding Victorian homes. A 52 room, grade II* listed property with magnificent Victorian architecture, it overlooks the ruins of the 12th c cistercian “Abbey of the Long Valley” in beautiful countryside bordered to the south by the Brecon Beacons, to the west by the Cambrian Mountains, and to the east by the Marches.