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Mid-Wales
Travel Guide

Aberystwyth featuring château or palace, building ruins and heritage elements

Mid-Wales is the perfect location for a family holiday, a romantic break away or short weekend break. Picturesque sandy beaches with dolphins swimming off shore, plenty of small market towns to enjoy and two National Parks; there is something for everyone in Mid-Wales.

When looking for somewhere to stay in Mid Wales there is a wide variety of options available. Whether it’s a spa boutique hotel, bed and breakfast, country inn or holiday park you’re after, Mid Wales has something to suit all needs and wants.

Marvel at Snowdonia National Park

Visit the Snowdonia National Park, often described as an Eden for walkers with its clean air and miles of unspoilt land to explore. This area of outstanding natural beauty, the scale of the mountains and the surrounding valleys will leave you speechless. With many outdoor activities for you to enjoy, you will not be short of things to do. No trip to Snowdonia would be complete without a visit to Portmeirion Village or Harlech Castle.

Explore Snowdonia

Portmeirion Village, built in the same style of an Italian village, sits at the foot of Snowdonia. A setting for many films and television documentaries, it’s a perfect location to relax in after the long climb up Snowdonia.

Harlech Castle in Snowdonia is a lot smaller than most, however it is certainly worth a visit. An imposing structure standing tall over the nearby town, with a little bit of imagination you can see how this castle once looked. All this complete with fantastic views over the whole Snowdonia National Park.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors at Brecon Beacons

Brecon Beacons National Park is situated beside the Black Mountains and is a must see for those of you who enjoy the great outdoors while travelling. With a largely rugged terrain, there are lots of activities on offer in the park with hiking, running and cycling all popular. Indeed, accommodation options at Brecon Beacons are plentiful, making this a great base for any trip to Mid Wales.

Enjoy the Magical Welsh Market Towns

There is something magical and inviting about Mid-Wales market towns, lined with independent stories and boutique shops selling their own artisan crafted products. Welshpool is one such town; its livestock markets and what is believed to be the largest one-day sheep market in Europe. The church in the centre of town was reputedly founded by St. Cynfelin during the age of the saints in Wales. Later it was used for cockfighting until it was outlawed.

Head Along to the Coast

The Mid-Wales coastline has a cluster of beaches for the whole family to enjoy. The highlight is Cardigan Bay, providing miles of sandy golden beaches overlooked by the Cambrian Mountains and Snowdonia in the north. With boat trips available across the bay, take the opportunity to learn about the local wildlife and you might get lucky and spot dolphins who regularly swim offshore.

Powis Castle is well worth a visit: a beautifully maintained castle and superb gardens. A lot of people visit for the gardens alone. There is also the option of taking part in a game of croquet - something that might keep the children entertained.

Min-Y-Mor Hotel
Min-Y-Mor Hotel
4 out of 5
Marine Parade, Barmouth, Wales
The price is £118 per night from 19 May to 19 May
Nestled on the beach, this Barmouth hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ty Crwyn (Round House) and Barmouth Beach. Barmouth Bridge and Snowdonia National Park are ...
3.9/5Good! (60 reviews)
"Had we booked direct with the hotel, the breakfast would have been included in the price"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2020

Min-Y-Mor Hotel
Gwesty'r Marine Hotel & Spa
Gwesty'r Marine Hotel & Spa
3 out of 5
46 MARINE TERRACE, Aberystwyth, Wales
The price is £77 per night from 19 May to 19 May
Nestled on the beach, this Aberystwyth hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Aberystwyth Beach and Aberystwyth University. Traeth y Gogledd - North Beach and Aberystwyth ...
3.9/5Good! (326 reviews)
Nice hotel
"Great lovely place"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2021

Gwesty'r Marine Hotel & Spa
Starling Cloud, Aberystwyth by Marston’s Inns
Starling Cloud, Aberystwyth by Marston’s Inns
4 out of 5
Boulevard St Brieuc, Aberystwyth, Wales
The price is £50 per night from 20 May to 20 May
Situated near the beach, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Traeth y De - South Beach and Aberystwyth University. Traeth y Gogledd - North Beach and Aberystwyth ...
4.1/5Very Good! (189 reviews)
"Starling cloud extremeley helpful staff Meals out within quick time on site parking facilties very clean and rooms.very clean and comfy"

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2020

Starling Cloud, Aberystwyth by Marston’s Inns
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Red Lion Inn
The Red Lion Inn
2 out of 5
The price is £75 per night from 19 May to 19 May
Situated in Welshpool, this apartment building is 5.8 mi (9.4 km) from Powis Castle and Garden and 7.5 mi (12.1 km) from Montgomery Castle. Gregynog Hall and ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (78 reviews)
"Very welcoming privately run accommodation. Owner made contact beforehand to ensure all was OK and ensured I was well looked after during my stay."

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2021

The Red Lion Inn
Chalet 8 Newly Refurbished Erw Porthor, Happy Valley - Tywyn / Aberdovey
Chalet 8 Newly Refurbished Erw Porthor, Happy Valley - Tywyn / Aberdovey
Erwporthor, Tywyn, WLS
Located by the ocean, this family-friendly chalet is within 6 mi (10 km) of Tywyn Beach, Aberdyfi Beach, and Aberdovey Bar. Traeth Ynyslas - Ynyslas Beach and ...
3.9/5Very Good! (13 reviews)
Very nice space.
"Verry good location around you can visit to many beautiful space."

Reviewed on 9 May 2021

Chalet 8 Newly Refurbished Erw Porthor, Happy Valley - Tywyn / Aberdovey
Farchynys Hall
Farchynys Hall
4 out of 5
Farchynys Hall, Bontddu, Barmouth, Wales
Situated in Barmouth, this country house is within 6 miles (10 km) of Barmouth Bridge, Barmouth Beach and Ty Crwyn (Round House). Snowdonia National Park and ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
"Perfect location for the beach. Owners very helpful. Perfect for a break"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2019

Farchynys Hall
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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