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Places to stay in Powys

Powys covers a large area of mid Wales, and is famed for its areas of superb natural beauty such as the Brecon Beacons and quaint market towns such as Hay-on-Wye and Brecon itself. The area is also famed for its arty and creative atmosphere, with many photographers, painters and sculptors using the natural contours of the surrounding landscape as their muse. The annual Hay Festival of Literature held in the town regularly attracts such names as Bill Clinton, Sir Paul McCartney and Van Morrison.

When visiting the area, be sure to cross over the border into Herefordshire too. The whole region is incredibly popular at the moment for its prime quality produce - the kids will love to try the famous Little Herefordshire cheese!

 
Hostels in Powys
Hostels in Powys

YHA have a variety of hostels available in arguably one of the most beautiful areas of Wales: Powys. Both YHA Brecon and Danywenallt National Park Study Centre are great spots from which the whole family can explore the beautiful Powys terrain, including the spectacular Brecon Beacons.

 

Five Free Things To Do In Powys

Hay-on-Wye
This picturesque market town set in the centre of Powys is a book fan's haven, with a huge array of bookshops lining the town's cobbled streets, you may want to visit here more than once to explore everything the town has to offer!

Brecon Beacons
No trip to Powys would be complete without a trip to the stunning mountain range of the Brecon Beacons. As well as walking and enjoying the scenery, there is a whole host of other outdoor activities on offer.

Monkland Cheese Dairy
Just over the border near Leominster you will find Monkland Cheese Dairy, makers of the famous Little Hereford Cheese. In addition to a café and cheese shop, kids will love a demonstration of the cheese making process!

Carngafallt Nature Reserve
Carganfallt is a wonderful nature reserve full to the brim with a variety of different birds. Although there is an abundance of our winged friends all year round, visit in the spring to catch a glimpse of the native redstarts.

Penpont Gardens
Located within the Brecon Beacons, this beautiful house and surrounding gardens cover 45 acres, including a range of habitats from woodlands to wild areas.

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