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Places to stay in Powys

Powys is the largest county in Wales by area, but very sparsely populated due to its wild terrain, with most residents living in small towns and villages. However, its natural features and rugged landscapes make it popular with hikers, especially in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Whether it's just a good walk or cycling, pony trekking and even white water rafting, there's plenty of activities to enjoy in Powys. Outdoors enthusiasts will fall in love with the county's forested valleys and crystal-clear lakes, and there are numerous ancient castles and monuments to keep history lovers busy.

Hostels in Powys
Hostels in Powys

YHA operates a number of hostels in and around the Brecon Beacons that offer great accommodation for families visiting Powys. YHA Llanddeausant, Llwyn-y-Celyn and Brecon are all ideal, as are Llangattock Mountain Bunkhouse and Danywenallt National Park Study Centre.


Five Free Things To Do In Powys

Montgomery Castle
The ruins of this 13th-century castle, founded on an even older motte and bailey, provide a great educational day out as well as offering some dramatic views of the Powys landscape.

Robert Owen Museum
Find out all about this influential figure from Welsh history, whose work and writings helped to reform the country's education and labour laws.

Brecon Beacons
One of the county's most famous attractions, this national park and mountain range is a joy to explore even when the weather is against you!

Museum of Modern Art
This gallery and museum in a former Wesleyan chapel is a fantastic place to learn about modern art, and features an ever-changing line-up of exhibitions and events.

Gilfach Nature Reserve
Set on a traditional hill farm, this reserve is home to more than 70 species of birds - you might even spot a few otters or polecats, making this a fantastic destination to bring kids closer to nature.

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