Edderton Hall Country House, Powys, Wales

Things to do in Mid Wales

Edderton Hall Country House is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful countryside of mid-Wales. The picturesque county town of Montgomery is only a shot drive away, whilst to the north, the larger market town of Welshpool offers a wider range of local shops and amenities.

The Milky Way at Edderton Hall


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Powis Castle, near Welshpool, in Powys, Mid Wales

Powis Castle, near Welshpool, in Powys, Mid Wales

Powis castle, originally built circa 1200, began life as a medieval fortress. Remodelled and embellished over more than 400 years, it contains a magnificent collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and tapestries, as well as a world-famous garden.

Check out the National Trust website for more information.

Glyndwrs Way, Powys between Knighton and Welshpool

Glyndwrs Way, Powys between Knighton and Welshpool

If you enjoy walking, you will love the nearby Glyndŵr's Way, a trail granted National Trail status in millennium year 2000. Its enigmatic name derives from the early fifteenth century folk hero Owain Glyndŵr, who won significant battles close to the route and who held a Welsh Parliament in Machynlleth.

Along the Trail are some of the finest landscape features in Wales including the tranquil Radnorshire Hills, the shores of the Clywedog Reservoir and heather clad Plynlimon. There are spectacular views over Cadair Idris, Lake Vyrnwy, the Cambrian Mountains and Y Golfa.

You can find out more at the National Trail website.

Lake Vyrnwy Nature Reserve and Estate, Montgomeryshire, Powys, Wales

Lake Vyrnwy Nature Reserve and Estate, Montgomeryshire, Powys, Wales

Lake Vyrnwy is an RSPB nature reserve. It offers stunning scenery, great walking and cycling. There is a visitor centre with a shop, disabled facilities and information on the abundant wildlife of the area. It was the location for BBC Springwatch 2009. And best of all it's free.

Check out the RSPB website for more info.

Offa's Dyke, Knighton, Wales

Offa's Dyke, Knighton, Wales

As one of the most varied and beautiful National Trails, Offa's Dyke offers the opportunity to walk along the moorland and river valley, and through ancient woodland between Sedbury and Prestatyn. Rich in history the Eighth century earthwork, created by King Offa of Mercia, passes through both historic towns and little-known landscapes, affording walkers views of other buildings of interest (including Rhuddlan Castle, Moel Arthur Hill Fort and a number of Railways).

At the halfway point in Knighton is the Offa's Dyke Centre with its Interactive Exhibition for the Dyke and a range of services for walkers.

Mid Wales Shooting Centre

Mid Wales Shooting Centre, Caersws, Powys

Situated in 300 acres of some of the finest and naturally beautiful countryside the British Isles has to offer, it is ideally located, just one hour's drive from the Midlands. Mid Wales Shooting Centre caters for the novice to the expert shooter, providing a vast range of shooting facilities which includes 16 Trap Layouts, 4 Skeet layouts and 18 Sporting Stands.

Professional instructors are on hand to help all, from the novice through to the experienced shooter.

To find out more, please visit www.midwalesshootingcentre.com

Commando Paintball and Border Quad Trekking Centre

Commando Paintball and Border Quad Trekking Centre

Commando Paintball and Border Quad Trekking Centre is a family run outdoor pursuits centre situated at the beautiful Bulthy Hill Farm. Surrounded by the picturesque Shropshire countryside guests can enjoy a number of acitivities, facilitated by professionals and instructors, including: quad biking, paintballing, archery, and laser sports.

Find out more at www.commandopaintball.com

Llanfair Light Railway

Llanfair Light Railway, Welshpool

Opened in 1903 to link the market town of Welshpool to the rural community of Llanfair Caereinion, this 2 foot 6 inch narrow gauge steam railway, with unique Hungarian and Austrian coaches, now provides a tourist service for all the family to enjoy.

The journey begins in the historic market town of Welshpool and follows the beautiful Mid Wales countryside past Golfa Bank and through the Banwy Valley.

Once in Llanfair guests can visit the shop, visit the tea room, or take a leisurely stroll by the river.

Visit their website at www.wllr.org.uk

Glansevern Hall Gardens, Welshpool, Powys

Glansevern Hall Gardens, Welshpool, Powys

At Glansevern Hall Gardens their are over 25 acres of glorious gardens surrounding a Greek revival house of great elegance on the banks of the River Severn.

With so much variety and interest guests can spend hours enjoying, amongst other things: lakeside walks and water-garden, ornamental fountains, a Victorian rock garden, a bird hide, a wildflower meadow and an Orangery. To refresh themselves guests can visit the tea rooms, and then look around the gallery and shop.

Find out more at www.glansevern.co.uk

Hawksdrift Falconry Experience Days

Hawksdrift Falconry Experience Days

Run by Layla Bennett, Hawksdrift falconry provides bird control services, falconry displays and talks for clubs and schools. All bred birds of prey are housed on eight acre grounds in beautiful Mid-Wales which provides ideal terrain to exercise them ensuring they remain fit and healthy.

Hawksdrift is dedicated to the promotion of falconry as a traditional country sport and to the conservation, protection and rehabilitation of wild birds of prey.

To find out more please visit www.hawksdrift.co.uk