Lake Vyrnwy


Powys in mid-Wales is the largest county in Wales, spanning almost 80 miles. From the border of Snowdonia National Park in the north to the softer mountains of the Brecon Beacons in the south, Powys is sparsely populated despite its size.


mountains of the Brecon Beacons near Powys


There is lots to do in Powys – from guided walking tours to outdoor centres, theme parks and museums. For quieter days, you can pamper yourself at spas and holistic therapy centres. For those looking for more action, there are plenty of sports and courses to do all year round.

Popular towns include Llanidloes, Brecon, Welshpool and Machynlleth that are bursting with activities and things to see. Fancy a bit of history? Powys Castle in Welshpool is surrounded by magnificent gardens and is steeped in fascinating tales. There are also quite a variety of ancient stones to see, including several stone circles.


View of relaxing Pool


Do you want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Are you looking for nearby places to visit in Powys with a culture vulture? At Wales.org, we have top guides on the top things to do in Powys so that you can plan your trip and not miss a beat. Whether you’re visiting Powys in a family, with friends or solo, you can make the most of your trip with our guides and local information. From rambling in the countryside or exploring castles, Powys is an exceptional place to visit.