Welshpool and the surrounding area has an endless range of things to do and see. With Powis Castle, Llanfair Light Steam Railway, gardens, walking and sight seeing, why not make a day of it?
A must for anybody visiting Wales, especially mid Wales, Powis Castle near Welshpool is one of pure historic and beautiful delight. The castle itself is steeped in history furnished with paintings, furniture and other artifacts along with the Clive of India museum.
The terraces overlook magnificently kept gardens and the great lawn. Set in acres of great parkland with deer and other animals roaming free, lakes, trees and much more for the energetic walker it is only a 10 minute stroll into the town centre of Welshpool.
There is a restaurant, tea room and gift shop within the castle’s courtyard.
Just 1.2 miles from Coed-y-Dinas
Images – Credit: ©National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra
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Glansevern Hall Gardens
Over 25 acres of glorious gardens surrounding a Greek revival house of great elegance on the banks of the River Severn.
The gardens are noted for their collection of unusual trees, many in a lakeside setting. Closer to the house are formal gardens with lawns, herbaceous beds and borders.
After exploring the gardens pop into the tearoom and gallery for some lunch or a well deserved cup of tea and slice of home-made cake.
Just 4.1 miles from Coed-y-Dinas
Montgomery is an historic county town of Montgomeryshire with a history that stretches back to Roman occupation. The 13th century Montgomery Castle dominates the skyline and is surrounded by the rolling Mid Wales Marches countryside.
Visitors will be charmed by the beautiful Georgian square and town architecture.
A visit to the town should include The Old Bell Museum which provides a fantastic record of Montgomery’s past, the Robber’s Grave located in the Churchyard and the Michelin star winning Checkers Restaurant.
Just 7.6 miles from Coed-y-Dinas
Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway
The journey begins on the edge of Welshpool and takes the traveller through charming rural patchwork of Mid Wales, winding its way along the river Banwy into Llanfair Caereinion.
The open balconied carriages provide the traveller with a unique view on this scenic journey through a truly idyllic landscape.
Llanfair Caereinion is just 10.5 miles from Coed-y-Dinas, alternatively meet the train in Welshpool, just 1.6 miles away.
Andrew Logan Museum
The Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture is a delightful and absorbing experience that combines entertainment, sentiment, humour and fantasy in a manor that is suitable for all ages.
Within the museum you will find pieces of sculpture, mirrored portraits, water colours, jewellery and photos from the mid-sixties to the present day. Pieces including the Cosmic Egg, The Living Taj Mahal or Egypt Revisited inspired by his fantastic journeys.
Just 4.1 miles from Coed-y-Dinas
The internationally acclaimed, RHS partner garden at the Dingle is the lifetime work of Barbara and Roy Joseph. The 4.5 acre garden is run by her grandson Duncan and his wife Clare, with the support of the Joseph family. Barbara has created a secluded and beautiful area within mid Wales’ rolling hills, which serves to inspire visitors all year round.
The garden is especially well known for its colour-themed and unusual planting which includes lakeside, lawned and mixed bed areas that showcase a wide and unusual range of shrub, tree and herbaceous planting. The stream fed lake and the huge array of plant species make this sheltered dingle a haven for all types of wildlife. It offers a perfect opportunity to go bird-watching, take a relaxed stroll, entertain the children while they search out hiding places and dens, enjoy a picnic lunch, or simply gain inspiration for that next gardening idea.
Just 3.5 miles from Coed-y-Dinas
For more information go to: www.dinglenurseryandgarden.co.uk