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What to see and do

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Welshpool and Llanfair light railway.

Opened in 1903 to link the market town of Welshpool to the rural community of Llanfair Caereinion, this 2 foot 6 inch narrow gauge steam railway now provides a tourist service for all the family and a welcome change from the rush of every day life. 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. All of the trains are steam hauled, either by one of our unique original locomotives or one from abroad. The carriages too are special; those in regular use being from Hungary and Austria with access to the enclosed seating area via an open balcony – a great way to watch the world go by.

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Powis Castle and Gardens.

The world-famous garden, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare and tender plants. 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. Remodelled and embellished over more than 400 years, it reflects the changing needs and ambitions of the Herbert family – each generation adding to the magnificent collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and tapestries. A superb collection of treasures from India is displayed in the Clive Museum.

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Picturesque town of Welshpool.

The Shropshire / Wales border location makes it ideal for trips to Mid Wales and the beaches of the Welsh coast. Only 8 miles to the east is the picturesque border town of Welshpool, with the spectacular Powis Castle and the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway – one of the great little trains of Wales. Further to the west Lake Vyrnwy, Bala Lake and the Snowdonia National Park are only an hours drive, while the pretty coastal towns of Aberdovey, Barmouth and Aberystwyth are only around an hour’s drive away.

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For the more adventurous...

…there is golf, fishing, walking, climbing and ‘quad bike trekking’ all within easy reach. Within reasonable driving distance is Bala Lake, with a whole range of watersports and the popular, bustling seaside resort of Aberdovey.

With the magnificent beaches of the Mid Wales coast only a 45 minute drive away, whatever you like to do we are sure you will find it at Gwernydd Hall.

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