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If you have a trip to Mid Wales planned or are considering it as a staycation destination we can guarantee you that the Welsh countryside has more than enough to offer you and is practically overflowing with beautiful, scenic and picturesque sites to see.
We’ve put together a helpful guide to several great locations to check off the list whilst you are visiting the Strawberry Skys area.
- Powys Castle
Probably the site on everyone’s list to see is Powis Castle. It was built around 1200 as a mediaeval fortress, it sits high on a rock above its world-famous garden. It was remodelled and embellished over more than 400 years and holds one of the UK most significant collections of Indian objects displayed in the museum.
The garden is beautifully overhung with clipped yews and is home to many rare and tender plants.
- The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway
The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway is a 2 ft 6 in narrow gauge heritage railway in Powys. The line is around 8.5 miles long and runs westwards from the town of Welshpool via Castle Caereinion to Llanfair Caereinion.
You can choose a 1 or 2 hour railway experience that provides you with beautiful views of the Welsh countryside. It is a perfect choice of activity for families and is well catered for children.
- Lake Vyrnwy
A scenic hidden gem! This Victorian lake has a wonderful natural setting. It was built in the 1880s for Liverpool Corporation Waterworks to supply Liverpool with fresh water.
It has matured into the landscape and is surrounded by a beautiful mix of beech, oak and larch woodlands.
Just on the edge of The Snowdonia National Park and south of Lake Bala, Lake Vyrnwy is set amidst the remote and beautiful Berwyn Mountains. With spectacular waterfalls, and unspoilt open countryside, a visit to Lake Vyrnwy is a perfect choice for a day out for the whole family.
- Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfalls
Pistyll Rhaeadr is an enchanting waterfall in the Berwyn Mountains, just inside Wales, west of Oswestry and Shrewsbury. At 240ft (80m) high it is Britain’s tallest single-drop waterfall and captivated everyone who visits her.
This magnificent spot is definitely worth walking all the way to the top to take in the beautiful views! You can find access to the waterfall via a long and narrow lane that winds up the valley from the village.
Many mention how quickly they find peace and reverence within themselves when visiting and that they seldom found in our busy and fragmented world.
- Montgomery Castle
If you can manage the steep walk from the market square (though there is a small car park at the top) then Montgomery is one of those castles that, even in ruin, retain a powerful atmosphere and presence that transcend its state of preservation. It probably has something to do with its location, sitting high up on a crag above a pretty Georgian town with beautiful castle views that stretch across the Welsh border.
Lastly, you can’t miss out on taking a trip to visit one of the many beautiful beaches and the breathtaking Snowdonia National Park, the outdoor adventure capital of North Wales.
So there you have it, just a few beautiful spots to visit on your glamping trip to the Strawberry Skys. You can find many more suggestions on What to see and Do page, but for now get ready to relax and unwind whilst taking in the beautiful scenery and wildlife.