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Powys is a county in east-central Wales that shares a border with England. Powys is Wales’ biggest county by far. It includes the majority of the Brecon Beacons National Park, as well as the entire ancient counties of Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire, the majority of Brecknockshire, and the southern edge of Denbighshire. The county’s administrative centre is Llandrindod Wells. The county is named after the Welsh princedom of Powys, which was at its peak in the 12th century but was unable to establish dominance in Wales due to its position in the Marches (border country). Mountains and rich river valleys, such as the Severn valley (Vale of Powys) and the Wye valley, reach east and west over the border, fusing the cultures of Wales and England. The valleys’ concentration of connectivity has established ties with England, particularly with the downstream market towns of Shrewsbury and Hereford. Few people speak Welsh in the county’s eastern section, although it is widely spoken around its western border. The main characteristics in the landscape are the valley bottoms, the highlands (typified by Radnor Forest, the Black and Berwyn mountains, and the Brecon Beacons), and the intermediate plateaus.

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Mid Wales - Powys
Meet King George, the miniature alpaca!
Mid Wales - Powys
Revolution Bike Park is the UK's premier downhill mountain bike park with uplift facility.
Mid Wales - Powys
Visitors can observe daily wild red kite feedings from an open field or viewing hides on a farm.
Mid Wales - Powys
Come and visit this museum to see the best sculpture ever made.
Mid Wales - Powys
Cave exploration attraction with a dinosaur park, museum, Iron Age farm and kids' play area.

Great Family Days Out

Mid Wales - Powys
Y Dolydd is a handsome stone building, listed Grade II*.
Mid Wales - Powys
Commando Paintball and Border Quad Trekking is situated in the picturesque surroundings of the Shropshire, Mid Wales Borders.
Mid Wales - Powys
A steam railway with memorable experiences for all ages
Mid Wales - Powys
The most intriguing animal park, you would ever see.
Mid Wales - Powys
Home to the collection of work by renowned enamellist Stefan Knapp.
Mid Wales - Powys
Renewable energy, green buildings, organic gardens, forest trails, a funicular & kids’ games are the things you will find at the Centre for Alternative Technology.
Mid Wales - Powys
Come through to this intriguing museum, and learn exciting historical facts.

Culture Vulture Days Out

Mid Wales - Powys
Impressively preserved 13th-century estuary fortress with scenic battlement views and a gift shop.
Mid Wales - Powys
Fortified stately home, now the National Trust, with ornate interiors and Indian collection.
Mid Wales - Powys
Come round to this beautiful attraction and experience a wonderful waterfall.
Mid Wales - Powys
We have always been an ambitions and creative organisation. We deliver smaller community focused activities and workshops as well as larger town wide events and we contribute to support other community initiatives and organisations. This enables us to offer a broad range of opportunities to the community and to visitors.