Comprising of roughly one quarter of the total area of Wales, Powys is easily the country's biggest county. It is also the most sparsely populated and completely land locked. Incorporating the bulk of the Brecon Beacons, it's home to both the Berwyn and Black mountain ranges. It is also where you find Elan Valley and the Fforest Fawr (Great Forest). All in all this makes it the ideal place for exploring the all encompassing National Park and lush green countryside.
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“Absolutely beautiful location for those looking for that special and romantic break away from it all. We are set in the breathtaking Brecon Beacons National Park in the Upper Swansea Valley. Surely one of the most amazing and inspiring scenes you could possibly wish to experience.”
Brecon Road, Penycae, Abercrave, Abercrafrooms from £140.00 View Prices
“Beautiful location for that romantic break away from it all. Our gorgeous manor is set in 27 acres of beautiful and breathtaking grounds and parkland, surrounded by the River Irfon. The once home of Lord Swansea, filled with elegance and charm is a most peaceful and harmonious beauty spot.”
Builth Wells, Builth Wellsrooms from £85.00 View Prices
“Fantastic location in the beautiful town of Montgomery and providing you with a totally Gothic experience. We are delighted to welcome you warmly as you choose to stay in the rather exclusive and elegant Mellington Hall Hotel. Family run establishment with a select number of rooms.”
Mellington near Newtown, Church Stokerooms from £85.00 View Prices
“Wonderful place to spend a romantic break in the beautiful Dinas Mawddwy. Immerse yourself in gorgeous scenery as you enjoy the most spectacular place to unwind and totally relax. We are proud to present beautiful accommodation with pleasant views and a most restful ambiance.”
Dinas Mawddwy, Machynlleth, Dinas Mawddwyrooms from £87.50 View Prices
“A lovely place to spend a night or two as you discover the historical and charming town of Knighton. We are delighted to offer you a place of comfort and relaxation as you spend quality days and nights here. A warm welcome to all our guests.”
Broad Street, Knightonrooms from £85.00 View Prices
“Beautiful choice in accommodation as you spend a few quality days or indeed your whole holiday here in the Victorian Spa town of Llandrinkdod Wells. We are a family run establishment welcoming all our guests warmly and making you feel totally at home and relaxed.”
Temple Street, Llandrindod Wellsrooms from £98.00 View Prices
“A warm welcome to the charming and comfortable Hotel Commodore. We are delighted to offer a homely and happy atmosphere where you will find it most peaceful and relaxing. Situated in the centre of the Victorian Spa Town of Llandrindod Wells. Perfect for those who love being outdoors.”
Spa Rd, Llandrindod Wellsrooms from £65.00 View Prices
“A warm welcome to all our guests as you choose to stay a night or two here at the Glen Usk Hotel. Perfect for those who love the great outdoors and wish to make the most of the marvellous countryside and natural springs. A truly traditional Victorian atmosphere.”
South Crescent, Llandrindod Wellsrooms from £30.00 View Prices
“Beautiful and idyllic place to spend a romantic break away or your entire holiday as you immerse yourself in some of the most breathtaking and awesome countryside. We are situated in 24,000 acres of country estate overlooking the Vern Wee in all its splendour.”
Lake Vyrnwy, Llanwddyn, Near Snowdonia, Llanwddynrooms from £61.50 View Prices
“Offering a homely environment and making the most of all the comforts as well as high standards of service and good quality accommodation. We welcome all our guests warmly and trust that you will have a most restful and harmonious stay with us. ”
Belle Vue Terrace, Llanwrtyd Wellsrooms from £35.00 View Prices
As you might expect in Wales the views in Powys are breathtaking. Miles of moors and woodland rise and fall over peaks reaching nearly 3,000 feet. Also prehistoric monuments, castles, ancient hill forts, sleepy villages and Victorian spa towns sprinkle the remainder of the landscape.
Enjoy walking, cycling and pony-trekking across the hills. You can also indulge in canoeing and white water rafting down three of Wales's most prominent rivers. Those being the Usk, Wye and the Severn.
Towns are relatively small, with populations generally ranging from 1,000 to 5,000. Yet their individual charms are their main assets. Hay-on-Wye is known for its millions of second-hand books and prestigious Festival of Literature. County headquarters Llandrindod Wells has preserved its Victorian spa heritage admirably. Knighton is the only original settlement on the historic Offa's Dyke.
In a land of such majesty, it's no surprise that myths and legends are almost as prevalent as historical fact. Radnor Forest, for example, is said to be the home of the country's last dragon. The four churches which still stand today, were said to be built on each of the forest's corners to prevent the dragon from escaping.
Even more treasures lay buried below the Powys surface. The largest subterranean cave systems in Northern Europe are here. Tours are on hand to explain their 300 million year old past.