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Hay on Wye – World famous book town, site of the yearly book fair. Full of quirky, funky, quaint cafes. 15 Book shops for all tastes. Great day out specially if the weather isn’t very good, nice to cosy up and only an hour away from our holiday cottages.

Ludlow – Famous historical border town, site of the annual food festival . Great for shopping, everything from antiques, fashion, books and art dealers. Great eateries and daily markets in the main square. A great day out!

Presteigne – Has nice restaurants, café and bars. Good local music. The Workhouse Gallery and Café for tasty food, art work and pursian rug store.

Montgomery / Powis Castle – Half a day out consider grounds at Powis Castle and lunch in Montgomery. Picturesque welsh town equipped with rustic iron mongers and Michelin star restaurant  Not to forget home of Montgomery beer with tours available.

Bishops Castle / Clun – two towns within 15 min from each other. Clun is a sleepy, but beautiful and picturesque Shropshire border town with 4-5 pubs, a beautiful river running through it and  nice summer fairs. The Clun Valley is a great area to walk, cycle, run and enjoy the rolling countryside; visit our hillforts and castles with their fascinating history of iron age settlements, border defences and civil war conflicts. . Next door Bishops Castle has two breweries, including the oldest licensed brewery in the country, The Three Tuns. Also has another 5 pubs, good night life and regular gigs at the Vaults. The Castle has nice food as does The Three Tuns.

Leominster – Famed for its variety of antique and curiosity shops, the town offers a fascinating insight to rural times gone by. 2 or 3, 3 story halls brimmed to the bustles with individual antique dealers. On top of that, 8-9 antique places, lots of cafes and eateries. A nice day out if you like Antiques.

Newtown – more industrial town but close to the Llethrau. Ideal for groceries with a Tesco, Morrisons, Lidl and Spar. Alsoa  butchers, green grosser and bakery with vibrant outdoor market every Tuesday. Lots of takeaways, including Indian, Chinese, fish and chips. Lots of pubs and restaurants with great night life. Banking and other amenities available . Newtown is now home to the Textile Museum, the Oriel Davies Gallery, entertainment venue Hafren, local sports facilities and an attractive town centre set against the backdrop of the beautiful Severn Valley.

Welshpool – 20 Minutes away is Welshpool which nestles into the upper reaches of the picturesque Severn Valley near the border between Wales and England. The bustling Market Town is surrounded by the rolling hills of Montgomeryshire and the glorious unspoilt countryside in Mid Wales. Traditionally an agricultural service centre, Welshpool possesses the largest sheep market in Europe and the feeling of a traditional hard working market town still remains today. Lots of pubs and restaurants and also has two leisure centres offering a range of activities, including swimming, badminton and yoga.

Knighton – is the 2nd local main town with a narrow high street up hill, has some nice cafes, restaurants and pubs. Not a lot to do in terms of shopping but does have a petrol station including Harry Tuffins which is a local style supermarket stocking everything from car brakes, a local butchers, an assortment of wine and alcoholic beverages to food and a 1 pound store.

Church Stretton –  Church Stretton lies at the foot of the Geologically significant Long Mynd to the west and volcanic hills to the east. It’s not just the stunning scenery that will captivate you, but the people and places, its history and heritage, the walking and wildlife, its food and festivals.

Brecon Beacons – Historically it was the country town of Brecknockshire, although its role as such was eclipsed with the formation of the County of Powys, it remains an important local centre. Brecon is the third-largest town in Powys, after Newtown and Ystradgynlais. It lies north of the Brecon Beacon mountain range, but is just within the Brecon Beacons National Park. The Brecon Beacons have a wide variety of attractions for all ages.  From natural caves and stunning landscapes, to castles, museums and old industrial mines showing off our cultural heritage. There are places to visit where you can encounter animals at adventure farms and stroll around country parks indulge in great local produce. Our great attractions will ensure your visit is a memorable one.


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