Journey into the heartland of Wales and discover the captivating beauty of Powys. This enchanting county, with its rolling hills, ancient castles, and quaint market towns, offers a truly immersive experience in Welsh culture and heritage. Explore the rugged landscapes of the Brecon Beacons National Park, where majestic mountains, cascading waterfalls, and serene lakes await. Embark on scenic hikes, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and lose yourself in the tranquillity of nature. Powys is a destination that invites you to slow down, connect with nature, and immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of Wales. Our lodges and holiday parks in Powys are set within breathtaking locations, from woodland retreats to expansive rural countryside, perfect for getting away from it all. With lots of options for entertainment from fishing, golfing, and spa breaks to private hot tubs and indoor swimming pools. Not forgetting your canine companion, pet-friendly accommodation is available so all members of the family can have a break from the ordinary.
Being the largest county in Wales there is plenty of things to see and do both by day and night. From exploring the caves and peaks of the Brecon Beacons national park by day, to stargazing by night. From world-famous literary festivals in Hay-on-Wye to discovering history and wildlife along the Severn Way. Explore the county via the many miles of walking or bike trails or hop aboard one of the heritage railways and discover historic castles, there are over 400 castles in Wales, set in spectacular countryside.
Set amongst the rolling green hills and at the head of the Dyfi Estuary lies Machynlleth. This small town is packed with independent shops, antique finds and curios as well as the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) where modern Welsh art sits alongside works by artists from the 1900s. This also happens to be one of the venues for Mach Fest, a comedy festival, now in its 10th year, this festival is now regarded as one of the best alternative comedy festivals in the UK. With thousands of festival goers travelling to the area to see new acts and some old favourites at the end of April, this is one for your diaries if you like discovering new and exciting comedy acts.
The Royal Welsh show, hosted in July, is one of the largest and most prestigious events of its type in Europe, helping to bring together the farming and rural communities. This is a celebration of the Best of British Agriculture and attracts up to 200,000 visitors. This is a great day out for the whole family, with loads of Welsh produce to taste and buy, flowers, crafts, country pursuits and arena displays for everyone to enjoy.
Uncover the echoes of the past as you visit Powys' historic castles. From the imposing Powis Castle, with its lavish gardens, to the mystical ruins of Carreg Cennen Castle perched on a precipice, each fortress reveals stories of battles, legends, and the rich tapestry of Welsh history. Wander through charming market towns like Hay-on-Wye, renowned for its bookshops and literary festivals, or Llandrindod Wells, famous for its spa heritage. Immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of the locals, browse artisanal shops, and savour the flavours of traditional Welsh cuisine.