Treat Mum to a fun filled family day out at Cantref - guaranteed to make mum smile.
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You relish the freedom of our landscape. You’re a traveller, not a tourist. You want to experience local food and local culture. You’re a Discoverer.
So here are your very own Top ten Things to Try.
- Walk Sarn Sabrina, a romantic trail from Llanidloes to the source of the River Severn on Plynlimon mountain.
- Ride in the open-balconied coaches of the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway for an unbeatable view of the beautiful Banwy valle
- Eat an unforgettable meal at The Checkers restaurant in Montgomery, where chef Stéphane Borie has quite a way with the local lamb – not to mention a Michelin star.
- Sail a narrowboat down the impossibly picturesque Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and see the world drifting by at a stately three miles per hour.
- Go stargazing in the International Dark Sky Reserve of the Brecon Beacons National Park – only the fifth in the whole world.
- See 7,000 magnificent livestock and taste the finest food Wales has to offer at the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells every July.
- Discover how many of Hay-on-Wye’s one million second-hand books you can flick through in an afternoon.
- Stroll the world-famous Baroque gardens at the National Trust’s Powis Castle near Welshpool.
- Sit side by side in a whirl pool overlooking the lake at the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel.
- Go to one of our farmers’ markets and meet the people who baked the bread, brewed the beer, bred the lambs and harvested the apples.
Fancy a personal tour of a private castle site? Then we have a very special treat for you in 2017! Stapleton Castle occupies a commanding position on the hill overlooking Presteigne. It has no public access, due to the perilous state of the ruins. However for 2015 we are pleased to announce that the owners, Trefor & Margaret Griffiths, are offering guided walks to private parties around the site. Tours last a minimum of one hour and include the site of the 12th century castle, the ruins of the 17th century house, the mill site and a relaxing stroll through the gardens.
The new community exhibition has arrived! Bringing together on show for the first time, some of the real highlights of the local history collection, including Victorian mourning clothes, toys made by German POWs, the oldest Jury ballot box in Europe and much more. Star of the show is an Ethiopian Emperor's shield, which earned two national awards for its conservation in 2015.
The superb Brainiac Live will be here on Friday 7th April, (it is a no school day too by the way as it's a teacher training day we believe).
Bydd sioe wych Brainiac Live yma ddydd Gwener 7 Ebrill (does yna ddim ysgol y diwrnod hwnnw, chwaith gan ei fod yn ddiwrnod hyfforddi athrawon).