Visit and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
The ancient market town of Newtown (Drenewydd in Welsh) is in the heart of the magnificent Montgomeryshire countryside nestling on the banks of the River Severn. The bustling town is steeped in history dating back to 1279 when it was founded by Edward I. Within the ruins of the once parish church at St Mary's is the resting place of the Pryce family, founders of Pryce Jones, the world's first ever mail order company. In the Robert Owen Gardens you will find a statue in testament of Robert Owen, arguably Newtown's most famous son. Robert Owen, the founder of the Co-operative movement, set new standards in business for providing workers with better living and working conditions and went on to establish model communities in Scotland and America.
Situated on the banks of the River Severn in one of the most visually arresting areas in Wales, Newtown's small town charm is supported by a thriving business community. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy excellent shopping, first class theatres, museums and art galleries. There is a series of events throughout the summer including the Carnival, Food Festival and the prestigious Motor Show, and world record breaking, Santa Run in December.
Newtown’s central location and good road network make it an ideal place from which to explore the many attractions of Mid Wales including to the Kerry Ridgeway, Offa's Dyke and Glyndwr's Way. Montgomery with its castle ruins and the medieval Powis Castle are close by and there are steam railways and canals to explore.
Nearby towns: Clun, Knighton, Llandrindod Wells, Llanfair Caereinion, Llanidloes, Machynlleth, Montgomery, Welshpool
Nearby villages: Aberhafesp, Abermule, Beguildy, Berriew, Bettws Cedewain, Caersws, Carno, Castle Caereinion, Chirbury, Felindre, Forden, Kerry, Leighton, Llananno, Llanbadarn Fynydd, Llanbrynmair, Llandinam, Llandyssil, Llanfair Waterdine, Llanllugan, Llanwnog, Manafon, Mochdre, Sarn, Trefeglwys, Tregynon, Trelystan, Y Fan
Have you decided to visit or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a bed and breakfast (a B&B or b and b)
- a guesthouse
- a hotel (or motel)
- a self-catering establishment, or
- other accommodation