Holiday Brochures and Tourist Information for Powys



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Powys is in East/central Wales. The terrain is a network of lowlands, highlands, and connecting plateaus. Named after the Welsh princedom, Powys peaked as a vital region in the 12th century. Tourists are attracted to the 8th-century Offa's Dyke, a feature within the landscape and to the remains of numerous Norman castles.

For the visitor, the popularity of this area is a testament to well managed heritage sites and a wealth of glorious natural beauty. Powis Castle in the town of Welshpool is a magnificent building of mellow sandstone, standing on a rock overlooking superb terraced gardens. It was built around 1200 by Welsh Princes and generations of Herberts and Clives have subsequently occupied the castle; each bringing their own unique style and taste to influence the decor, furniture and gardens. The castle is a family home, welcoming and comfortable with many fine paintings and furniture. It is also home to the Clive Museum which displays a collection of Indian treasures. The views from the castle look out across the valley over the steep terraced garden and the "woodland wilderness".

Bitesize Britain allows you to order free holiday brochures featuring Powys tourist information, things to do and see and places to stay – accommodation mostly inspected and graded by the Powys tourist board or similar organisation.