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Welshpool is located in the Severn Valley in Powys, Wales, within a few miles of the border with England and a stone’s throw from Shrewsbury in Shropshire. This border region between England and Wales was a highly contested region for centuries, and there are many border castles in the area to prove it. A car rental is a great way to explore these castles, and other attractions in the region.
Offa’s Dyke is a large earthwork that runs roughly along the boundary between England and Wales. Its construction is believed to have been ordered by King Offa, the 8th century king of Mercia, most likely to mark the border between Anglian Mercia and Powys in Wales. Today the construction is a protected scheduled monument and its route is followed by Offa’s Dyke Path, a 177-mile public footpath between Liverpool Bay and the Severn Estuary. With a car you can drive out to invigorating walks along the path, leading through changing landscapes and offering fascinating glimpses of wildlife.
There are numerous towns and villages in the area around Welshpool that have held onto their old world charm and seem almost untouched by time. Each has a unique character, but some worth mentioning are Montgomery, Llanfair Caereinion and Berriew, all within a short drive from Welshpool.
Why not book a car rental through Expedia in advance of your visit, so you can reach Welshpool easily after your flight lands, and immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes and cultural heritage of this fascinating region during your stay?