Powis Castle is a medieval castle rising dramatically above its celebrated garden.
Powis Castle garden is world-famous. Laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles, it retains its original lead statues and an orangery on the terraces. High on a rock above the terraces, the castle, originally built circa 1200, began life as a medieval fortress.
A link to the Powis Castle website is here
WELSHPOOL & LLANFAIR LIGHT RAILWAY
The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway was opened in 1903 to link the market town of Welshpool to the rural community of Llanfair Caereinion. The steam railway uses 2 foot 6 inch narrow gauge. It now provides a tourist service for all the family. Built as a Light Railway to avoid some of the costs of railway construction, the narrow gauge allows for tight curves and steep gradients, enabling the line to follow the contours of the countryside.
Hafren is a mid-scale professional theatre which seats over 550. It features a varied repertoire including plays, opera, music, entertainment, comedy, film and conferences. Theatre Hafren is a 10 minute drive from Maesmawr Hall.
DESTINATION PLAY PARK
Destination Play Park
This new development for Newtown is a park that has areas for all ages of young people. It is a great asset to both local people and visitors. It has recently replaced an older park and is situated by the River Severn. It caters for 3 age groups in three separate but connected space and with lots of new things to explore, it is a great place for families to explore on a sunny day! It is next to the new The Riverside Venue
THE RIVERSIDE VENUE
The Riverside Venue
The Riverside Venue, located adjacent to the Back Lane car park, will act as a gateway to Newtown’s green spaces providing a warm welcome to locals and visitors. The new Tourist Information provision will help promote a whole range of activities, opportunities and businesses within the town centre and further afield, helping to bring benefits to the wider local economy. It is planned to have a cafe, toilets and hire facilities.
THE DOLAU INN
The Dolau Inn
The Dolau inn is our local pub in Mochdre. There is a walk of about a mile to it alongside Mochdre brook, following the public footpath behind reception.
Please note they only accept cash. Also they are only open at lunchtime on Sunday when they do a great lunch but you must book, also open evenings except Tuesday and Wednesday.