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For Discoverers


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.


  1. Walk Sarn Sabrina, a romantic trail from Llanidloes to the source of the River Severn on Plynlimon mountain.
  2. Ride in the open-balconied coaches of the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway for an unbeatable view of the beautiful Banwy valle
  3. 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.
  4. Sail a narrowboat down the impossibly picturesque Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and see the world drifting by at a stately three miles per hour.
  5. Go stargazing in the International Dark Sky Reserve of the Brecon Beacons National Park – only the fifth in the whole world.
  6. See 7,000 magnificent livestock and taste the finest food Wales has to offer at the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells every July.
  7. Discover how many of Hay-on-Wye’s one million second-hand books you can flick through in an afternoon.
  8. Stroll the world-famous Baroque gardens at the National Trust’s Powis Castle near Welshpool.
  9. Sit side by side in a whirl pool overlooking the lake at the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel.
  10. 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.