Two miles from the charming town of Llanfyllin and close to the border towns of Welshpool, Oswestry and Montgomery, there are many independent shops and restaurants to explore. Within four miles are a dozen or so pubs and restaurants offering a good selection of meals and local real ales and several have beer gardens.
The local area is full of many sites to visit as well as a variety of local walks.
Stunning Lake Vyrnwy, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is situated around twenty minutes away from Brynderwen Hall. It has stunning views, fantastic wildlife and also has an array of walks to suit all abilities. Lake Vyrnwy is set amidst the beautiful Berwyn mountains. With its spectacular waterfall set in unspoilt countryside, it makes for a wonderful day out for family and friends. Also available are fishing, cycle hire, boating and horse trails.
Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall is Britain’s tallest single-drop waterfall standing at 240ft (80m) high. On the edge of the Berwyn Mountains, it is a great starting point to explore many interesting and varied walks.
Nearby Welshpool is home to one of the finest Welsh castles, Powis Castle. This National Trust property is a must-see during your stay. This medieval castle rises magnificently above the celebrated world-famous gardens below, consisting of clipped yews and many rare and tender plants. The castle houses a magnificent collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and tapestries accumulated by generations of the Herbert family. There is also a collection of treasures from India displayed in the Clive Museum.
Chirk, Whittington and Dolforwyn Castles are all also within easy reach.
For railway enthusiasts, Welshpool is also home to The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, a 16 mile return journey by narrow gauge steam train through beautiful mid-Wales countryside. It was opened in 1903 to link the market town of Welshpool to the rural community of Llanfair Caereinion.
A beautiful historic Grade 1 listed building, parts of which date back to the Twelfth Century and its greatest treasure is the Twelfth Century shrine of St. Melangell
An ancient medieval remains towering high above the Dee Valley and the bustling town of Llangollen. Castle Dinas occupies one of Britain’s most spectacular sites and is open to exploration by the public. More information can be found on the Castle of Wales website.
Also available locally is clay pigeon shooting and golf, where Llanymynech & Oswestry Golf Clubs allow visitors to play.
The coast can be reached within an hour and Barmouth and Aberdyfi are well worth a visit.