Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Powys

Come and experience Powys and its festivals, history and culture. Travellers especially like the golfing, bars and parks in this welcoming and scenic city. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Powys

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Powys a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding Centre (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Silver Mountain Experience (20.1 mi / 32.4 km)
  • Herefordshire Raceway (24.3 mi / 39.2 km)
  • Brecon Golf Club (26.2 mi / 42.1 km)
  • Herefordshire Golf Club (27.9 mi / 45 km)
  • Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd (29 mi / 46.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Powys

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Powys is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bron-Yr-Efail Wood (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Elan Valley (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Elan Valley Reservoirs (12.4 mi / 20 km)
  • Devil's Bridge Falls (19 mi / 30.6 km)
  • Glansevern Hall Gardens (20.6 mi / 33.2 km)
  • Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre (21.1 mi / 34 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Powys

If you prefer to travel by train, Pen-y-Bont Station, Llandrindod Wells Station and Dolau Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay around Powys?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,694 holiday lettings near Powys. From 1,232 Houses to 158 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Powys for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Powys?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Powys. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Brecon: 295 holiday homes
  • Brecon Beacons National Park: 1,094 holiday homes
  • Hay-on-Wye: 222 holiday homes
  • Machynlleth: 326 holiday homes
  • Builth Wells: 561 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Powys! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Powys?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Powys with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Brecon: 295 holiday lettings
  • Hay-on-Wye: 222 holiday lettings
  • Machynlleth: 326 holiday lettings
  • Builth Wells: 561 holiday lettings
  • Llandrindod Wells: 605 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Powys?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Powys. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pen y Fan: 696 holiday rentals
  • Powis Castle: 625 holiday rentals
  • Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding Centre: 555 holiday rentals
  • Judge's Lodging: 793 holiday rentals
  • Llandrindod Wells Station: 684 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Powys listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.