Powys(pronounced “pow-iz”) situated in West Wales is the largest county in the country. Covering 5,200 square kilometres, Powys is home to approximately 132,700 people and some of Wales’ most amazing natural beauty spots.
Powys’ largest town is the riverside residence of Newtown. Other major towns include the pagan stronghold of Dinas Powys in the southern region of the county, the Norman settlement of Knighton Powys and the stunning market town of Brecon. The gorgeous natural scenery along combined with its rich heritage makes Powys an excellent family holiday destination.
There is much to discover in Powys, for a tour of the natural landscape The National Showcaves Centre for Wales is an unmissable destination. Get a unique walk through the hidden features of Powys, here is a 17 mile long cave system with amazing highlights including an underground waterfall and the Cathedral Cave. If you prefer staying above ground, why not hike up the incredible Black Mountains, sail across Lake Vyrnwy or visit Britain’s largest single drop waterfall at Pistyll Rhaeadr.
There are many other fun activities in Powys that don’t rely on clear skies. There are several National Trust sites across the county including the medieval fortress of Powys Castle and Garden or the Edwardian estate of the botanical Dyffryn Gardens. Other cultural sites in the area include the Newtown Textile Museum, the wonderful observatory at The Spaceguard Centre and The Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh.