Things To See & Do

Powis Castle & Garden

Perched on a rock above the Garden terraces, the medieval castle contains one of the finest collections of paintings and furniture in Wales. It was originally built as a fortress by Welsh princes and was later adapted and enriched by generations of Herberts and Clives. This is a great day out for the whole family to enjoy.

The world-famous garden, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare and tender plants. 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.

Remodelled and embellished over more than 400 years, it reflects the changing needs and ambitions of the Herbert family – each generation adding to the magnificent collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and tapestries.

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Whizzard Helicopter Tours

Take an exhilarating flight over some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain, usually the reserve of the birds soaring overhead.

Wales is a beautiful and fascinating country with all its myths and legends and what better way to see it.  From a short flight to view the famous and impressive Powis Castle – home of Clive of India – to a longer flight over the breath-taking beauty of Snowdonia with the mighty Mount Snowdon at its heart, there is a flight and budget to suit everyone!

Shared flights take place on certain days from March until October,  once you have purchased and received your voucher contact us to redeem it and book your flight.

If you would like to have exclusive use of the helicopter then you either choose one of our suggested flights or hire the aircraft for 15 mins, 30 mins or an hour and decide where you wish to fly to in that time and take the flight when ever you like.

For more information and to book your pleasure flight visit their website.

Welshpool & Llanfair Railway

The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway was built in 1903 to link farming communities with the market town of Welshpool and provide them with an outlet for their produce. Operated at first by the Cambrian Railways, the line was taken over by the Great Western and then British Railways.

After 1931, the railway only carried freight traffic and was finally closed in 1956; but that was not the end. In 1963 a group of enthusiasts rallied around and began to progressively re-open the line until it became the railway you see today.

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Kerry Vale Vineyard

Kerry Vale Vineyard is a small, family run, English vineyard situated on the Welsh / English border of rural Shropshire. Planted in 2010 and covering six acres of farmland, on what was the Roman Fort of Pentrheyling, the vineyard resides at the eastern tip of the Vale of Kerry – an area of exceptional beauty just 3 miles south of the charming town of Montgomery.

Vineyard tours are run three times a week and the Wine Café and Cellar Door shop is open throughout the season for morning coffee, lunches and afternoon tea.

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Aberdyfi boasts some of the finest beaches in Britain with four miles of golden sand-dune backed shoreline running north to Tywyn. The beaches are popular with sunbathers, swimmers, surfers and fishermen while the estuary attracts a wide range of watersports enthusiasts.  The Royal Oak is the ideal base for visiting Aberdovey as it is just over an hour’s drive from the hotel on a scenic and colourful drive.

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