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Welcome to Powys

Escape to Powys this summer and immerse yourself in the natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture of this enchanting region in Mid Wales.


Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a history buff, or a lover of arts and culture, Powys has something to offer everyone.

Come and experience the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure.


Explore Stunning Natural Landscapes

Brecon Beacons National Park

Powys is home to the breathtaking Brecon Beacons National Park. Explore its majestic peaks, lush valleys, and sparkling waterfalls. Don’t miss a hike up Pen y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales, for stunning panoramic views that will leave you speechless.

Elan Valley

The Elan Valley, often referred to as the "Welsh Lake District," is a haven for nature lovers. Its serene reservoirs, surrounded by rolling hills and woodlands, are perfect for walking, cycling, and wildlife spotting. Enjoy a peaceful picnic by the water’s edge or take a leisurely bike ride along the scenic trails.

Hafren Forest

Discover the tranquility of Hafren Forest, a beautiful woodland area perfect for walking and bird watching. Follow the trails to the source of the River Severn or enjoy a family-friendly hike through the forest’s shaded pathways.


Step Back in Time

Powis Castle and Gardens

Visit the iconic Powis Castle, a medieval fortress with magnificent gardens. Wander through the terraced gardens, explore the castle’s grand interiors filled with historical artifacts, and learn about its fascinating history. The castle’s rich heritage and stunning views make it a must-visit attraction.

Montgomery Castle

Explore the ruins of Montgomery Castle, perched on a hill overlooking the charming town of Montgomery. The castle offers a glimpse into the area’s medieval past and provides breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

Llandrindod Wells

Step into the Victorian era in Llandrindod Wells, a historic spa town known for its beautiful architecture and therapeutic waters. Stroll along the picturesque lake, visit the National Cycle Museum, and enjoy the town’s quaint shops and cafes.


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Embrace Local Culture

Brecon Jazz Festival

Enjoy world-class jazz performances at the Brecon Jazz Festival, held every summer in the town of Brecon. The festival features a diverse lineup of musicians and offers a fantastic atmosphere for music lovers of all ages.


Local Markets and Artisan Crafts

Discover the vibrant local markets in Powys, where you can find unique crafts, fresh produce, and handmade goods. Visit markets in towns like Machynlleth and Welshpool to support local artisans and take home a piece of Powys.


Outdoor Adventures


Take advantage of Powys’ beautiful lakes and rivers with a variety of watersports. Try kayaking, paddleboarding, or sailing at Llangorse Lake or Llyn Clywedog. Enjoy the thrill of being on the water surrounded by stunning scenery.


Cycling and Horse Riding

Explore the scenic countryside on two wheels or horseback. Powys offers numerous cycling routes and bridleways, perfect for both leisurely rides and more challenging adventures. Discover hidden trails and enjoy the fresh air and stunning views.


Family-Friendly Activities

King Arthur’s Labyrinth

Journey underground at King Arthur’s Labyrinth, a captivating attraction that combines history and myth. Follow the ancient tales of King Arthur and his knights as you explore the labyrinth’s mysterious passageways.


Quackers Indoor Play Centre

For a day of fun with younger children, visit Quackers Indoor Play Centre. With a variety of play areas and activities, it’s the perfect place for kids to burn off energy and enjoy themselves.


Plan Your Visit


Powys offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit every taste and budget. Choose from charming bed and breakfasts, luxury hotels, cozy cottages, or scenic campsites.



Savour the flavours of Powys at our many restaurants, cafes, and pubs. From traditional Welsh dishes to contemporary cuisine, there’s something to satisfy every palate.

Travel Information

Getting to Powys is easy, whether by car, train, or bus. Our central location makes it a convenient destination for visitors from across the UK and beyond.


Stay Connected

Follow us on social media for the latest updates, travel tips, and special offers. Share your Powys adventures with us using #PowysSummer.


Plan your perfect summer escape to Powys and create memories that will last a lifetime. We can’t wait to welcome you!

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Summer Wildlife 

Summer in Powys is a time when nature awakens in all its glory.


The rolling hills are adorned with a vibrant green carpet, and the meadows burst with an explosion of wildflowers, creating a breathtaking tapestry of colours.  Take a leisurely stroll through these picturesque landscapes, breathe in the fresh, floral-scented air, and let the tranquillity wash over you.

The sound of buzzing bees and chirping birds provides the soundtrack to your summer nature exploration.  Lose yourself in the melodic symphony of bird songs as you venture into the woodlands, where dappled sunlight dances through the canopy above. Keep an eye out for elusive wildlife, such as red squirrels or even majestic deer, as they gracefully navigate their natural habitats.

Powys is blessed with shimmering lakes and winding rivers that invite you to cool off during the warm summer days. Dip your toes in the crystal-clear waters, go for a refreshing swim, or even try your hand at kayaking or paddleboarding. The joy of being surrounded by nature's aquatic wonders is unmatched. 

For those seeking adventure, the summer season in Powys offers a multitude of outdoor activities. Lace up your hiking boots and conquer the trails of the Brecon Beacons, basking in breathtaking panoramic views along the way. Or challenge yourself with a thrilling mountain biking excursion through the rugged terrain. The options are endless, and the rewards are unforgettable. 

Rejoice in the abundance of flora and fauna, let the warm sunlight kiss your skin, and allow the natural splendour to rejuvenate your spirit.


Nature is calling, and Powys is ready to embrace you with open arms.

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