Visit Welshpool Wales Town Centre

Visit Welshpool – A Market town in mid Wales with lots going on. Great shopping and things to do all year round.

Situated just 6.4km from the Wales-England border, Welshpool is the gateway to Mid-Wales and also the Cambrian coast.

Welsh: Y Trallwng

meaning ‘marshy or sinking land’ refers to the fact the town is low-lying on the River Severn. Initially known as ‘Pool’, it’s name was changed to Welshpool in 1835 to distinguish it from the English town of ‘Poole.’ Historically, Welshpool has been in the county of Montgomeryshire, however, it is currently part of the unitary authority of Powys.

Welshpool is undoubtedly a great holiday destination

Image of Powis Castle Welshpool

 Offering a variety of accommodation to suit all budgets, for instance, self catering cottages, in addition to, award winning hotels. Powis Castle is certainly one of the principal attractions in Welshpool.  Part medieval & having grand 17th century interiors, the castle has accommodated Queen Victoria and several Prince of Wales too. 

Further attractions Welshpool has to offer include Powysland Museum, Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, Glansevern Hall and the Montgomery canal.

Welshpool’s main streets are lined with fine Georgian buildings which house a good selection of shops and eateries to suit all tastes and budgets. Tucked away down the side alleys you can find Puzzle Square, home to over twenty shops including cafés, craft shops, and services.

The town hosts many events throughout the year.

This year in particular, the Welshpool 1940’s Weekend was voted a finalist in the Mid Wales Tourism Best Event Category. Look out for events throughout the year from craft fairs and model shows, in addition to courses and music events.

Featured upcoming events

Be sure to check out our Visit Welshpool website regularly for all the up to date goings on in and around the area.

Are you local ? There's plenty of local groups and business in our directory from hair salons to electricians.

Why not follow our Facebook group to find out what others are up to as well as more information upcoming events and news. 

If you’re passing through on the way to the coast, be sure to stop off to see what’s going on!

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