If you’re visiting the beautiful castles of Wales then why not take a look at the other wonderful sights in the area as below?
Look no further if you are in search of green hills and mountains, fresh air and relaxation. This brochure introduces you to a beautiful part of Wales, a refreshing region in which you can savour the atmosphere of traditional market towns, go walking along ancient pathways, enjoy the pleasures of touring peaceful roads, and at the end of the day return to the comfort of a country house hotel, cottage, cosy inn or farmhouse.
Discover the Wye Valley south of Monmouth Castle
Three of Wales' classic rivers - the Wye, Severn and Usk - originate in this region. The sources of the first two are only a few miles apart, hidden amongst the trees of the Hafren Forest high in the Cambrian Mountains. From here, the Wye flows southwards through Rhayader, Builth Wells and Hay in a lovely valley, wild at first but maturing into rich farmland along the way. There are also many great areas to discover in North Wales.
The most relaxing way of travelling through Mid Wales must be by canal. From Welshpool, you can cruise beside idyllic border country along a restored section of the Montgomery Canal, stopping off at Berriew, one of Mid Wales' most picturesque villages. Short trips are available, or you can hire your own cruiser and spend a day or so exploring this tranquil waterway. Call in at the Powysland Museum and Montgomery Canal Centre on Welshpool's attractively restored wharf for details.