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Culture and history – with fun for all

Powis Castle, just outside Welshpool is a must for any visitors. Even those who have been before, return for the magnificent gardens. Great café and gift shop too. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle

King Arthur’s Labyrinth, at Corris nr Machylleth includes an underground trip in a boat through a waterfall, meeting all manner of myths and legends, and an opportunity to explore an amazing abandoned slate mine. Corris Craft Centre, a café and other gifts are also here. www.kingarthurslabyrinth.co.uk

Take a ride on the magical Welshpool and Llanfair Railway steam train (www.wllr.org.uk) through the lovely Banwy Valley. Run entirely by full-of-fun volunteers, there is a raft of special events throughout the year in addition to the regular timetable.

The Welsh language: we value and encourage the use of the Welsh language. The owner of the Centre is learning Welsh – loving it, and with quite a way to go!

  • We include bilingual signs and other Welsh in our communications – including key sections of this website
  • We love to help visitors to learn some Welsh
  • We will be running weekend workshops at the Tyddyn Retreat to learn the Welsh language.