Guidebook for Tylwch

Tricia
Guidebook for Tylwch

Sightseeing

Powys Castle has lovely gardens to walk around and the castle itself has a great history - pudding evenings, kite flying, tours, falconry displays are just a few of the events this summer.
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National Trust - Powis Castle and Garden
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Powys Castle has lovely gardens to walk around and the castle itself has a great history - pudding evenings, kite flying, tours, falconry displays are just a few of the events this summer.
The Elan Valley is beautiful: 72 square miles with historic landscapes, dams and reservoirs. Stroll, picnic, hike, cycle, mountain bike, bird watch or fish. Hire Bikes if Rhayader if necessary.
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Elan Valley Visitor Centre
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The Elan Valley is beautiful: 72 square miles with historic landscapes, dams and reservoirs. Stroll, picnic, hike, cycle, mountain bike, bird watch or fish. Hire Bikes if Rhayader if necessary.
These unique waterfalls have attracted many thousands of visitors since the 18th century. Hinterland is often filmed around Devils Bridge. Please note that there are lots of steps.
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Devil's Bridge Falls
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These unique waterfalls have attracted many thousands of visitors since the 18th century. Hinterland is often filmed around Devils Bridge. Please note that there are lots of steps.
7 acres of hands-on displays and gardens focusing on sustainability practice, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) inspires thousands of visitors every year.
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Centre for Alternative Technology
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7 acres of hands-on displays and gardens focusing on sustainability practice, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) inspires thousands of visitors every year.
If you like gardens, this is one not to miss. They have a nice cafe that even sells dog snacks!! Afterwards go to the Bull and Heifer at Bettws for lunch, dinner or a drink.
Gwasg Gregynog
If you like gardens, this is one not to miss. They have a nice cafe that even sells dog snacks!! Afterwards go to the Bull and Heifer at Bettws for lunch, dinner or a drink.
If you are going to Aberystwyth or Devils Bridge - this is really close. Watch out for speed cameras - this is where I go clocked!!
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Silver Mountain Experience
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If you are going to Aberystwyth or Devils Bridge - this is really close. Watch out for speed cameras - this is where I go clocked!!
Aber has it all!! Donkeys, slot machines, pier, cable car, castle, beach, fish and chips, shops, restaurants, cafes and supermarkets. We used to go there on holiday as kids - love it!!
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Aberystwyth
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Aber has it all!! Donkeys, slot machines, pier, cable car, castle, beach, fish and chips, shops, restaurants, cafes and supermarkets. We used to go there on holiday as kids - love it!!
Never tried it myself (not good with heights), but people that have done it say it is great fun. Go for it!! and let me know how it goes !
The Mid Wales Paragliding Centre
Never tried it myself (not good with heights), but people that have done it say it is great fun. Go for it!! and let me know how it goes !
These rides are great - for all levels of riders. They normally break the group into two, so those that want a canter can and those who want to go slow and admire the great scenery can.
Lion Royal Hotel
These rides are great - for all levels of riders. They normally break the group into two, so those that want a canter can and those who want to go slow and admire the great scenery can.
Get out and really see the area in these jeeps. A lot of fun, always good feedback.
Cambrian Safaris Tours
Get out and really see the area in these jeeps. A lot of fun, always good feedback.
Montgomery is a really nice little village, nice castle, places to eat and "Bunners" a great hardware store - you may not think a hardware store is fun on holiday, but wait until you see this gem.
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Montgomery Castle
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Montgomery is a really nice little village, nice castle, places to eat and "Bunners" a great hardware store - you may not think a hardware store is fun on holiday, but wait until you see this gem.
One of the best beaches in the area. Some small shops, nice places to eat and very nice harbour. Well worth a visit.
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Aberdyfi
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One of the best beaches in the area. Some small shops, nice places to eat and very nice harbour. Well worth a visit.
This town is really sweet - all the houses are a different colour and there is a super harbour with lovely restaurants and cafes. You can do whale and dolphin watching trips from here.
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Aberaeron
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This town is really sweet - all the houses are a different colour and there is a super harbour with lovely restaurants and cafes. You can do whale and dolphin watching trips from here.
Another really nice beach. You can normally drive your car straight on the beach - great if you have lots of gear to take to the beach. Not many facilities nearby, so take a picnic.
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Ynyslas
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Another really nice beach. You can normally drive your car straight on the beach - great if you have lots of gear to take to the beach. Not many facilities nearby, so take a picnic.
On this Dam you can do sailing, fishing, canoeing or just walk around and be stunned by the beauty. Miles of forest walking nearby and the views are stunning.
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Llyn Clywedog
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On this Dam you can do sailing, fishing, canoeing or just walk around and be stunned by the beauty. Miles of forest walking nearby and the views are stunning.
The area is famous for the red kites and buzzards. You can see the red kites being fed at Gigrin Farm.
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Red Kite Feeding Station
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The area is famous for the red kites and buzzards. You can see the red kites being fed at Gigrin Farm.
What better way to see the lovely countryside in the area than from a steam train. You can buy special passes to drive it - great for a birthday present!!
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Talyllyn Railway
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What better way to see the lovely countryside in the area than from a steam train. You can buy special passes to drive it - great for a birthday present!!
Very good fun in the caves and the history of King Arthur. It is past the turning for Aberdovey, so you could combine two trips into one.
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King Arthurs Labyrinth
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Very good fun in the caves and the history of King Arthur. It is past the turning for Aberdovey, so you could combine two trips into one.
Step back in time with a ride on the narrow guage railway to Welshpool, passing through glorious countryside in the Banwy Valley. Take a picnic and sit by the river.
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Llanfair Caereinion
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Step back in time with a ride on the narrow guage railway to Welshpool, passing through glorious countryside in the Banwy Valley. Take a picnic and sit by the river.

Food Scene

Two of our wonderful guests tried this fish and chip shop and said it was the best batter they had ever eaten. Open 5pm to 8.30pm Monday to Saturday - But closed Sundays.
Evans Fish Bar
24 China Street
Two of our wonderful guests tried this fish and chip shop and said it was the best batter they had ever eaten. Open 5pm to 8.30pm Monday to Saturday - But closed Sundays.
A mid priced restaurant with a good varied menu. I am currently checking their opening hours - more to come!!
The Unicorn Hotel
4-5 Long Bridge Street
A mid priced restaurant with a good varied menu. I am currently checking their opening hours - more to come!!
Local Pub in Rhayader that many of our guests really enjoy. At the weekends a booking is normally recommended. The menu has good variety with normal pub food, homemade curries & pies.
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The Triangle Inn
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Local Pub in Rhayader that many of our guests really enjoy. At the weekends a booking is normally recommended. The menu has good variety with normal pub food, homemade curries & pies.
Really nice restaurant, mid priced and you need to book. During the week also food in the bar, but not at weekends. We have always had nice meals here.
Lion Hotel
Really nice restaurant, mid priced and you need to book. During the week also food in the bar, but not at weekends. We have always had nice meals here.
Nice local pub, with a varied menu. Run by a lovely couple, who will do their upmost to look after you. Reasonable prices.
The Angel Inn
3 High Street
Nice local pub, with a varied menu. Run by a lovely couple, who will do their upmost to look after you. Reasonable prices.
Special occasion type of place. Quite expensive, but food is very good. Reservations essential.
Checkers Pantry
Special occasion type of place. Quite expensive, but food is very good. Reservations essential.
A few people have said that this is good for meals. We tried it years ago and it was not great, but I am hearing now that it is okay - we will try to go and see what its like now.
Lamb and Flag Inn-Bar-Grill
A few people have said that this is good for meals. We tried it years ago and it was not great, but I am hearing now that it is okay - we will try to go and see what its like now.

Everything Else

If you bring a dog and need to see a vet this is the closest one to the cottage: Telephone number will be in your welcome letter.
Hafren Veterinary Group
If you bring a dog and need to see a vet this is the closest one to the cottage: Telephone number will be in your welcome letter.
This is the nearest Doctors to the Cottage. Telephone number will be in your welcome letter.
Llanidloes Health Centre
This is the nearest Doctors to the Cottage. Telephone number will be in your welcome letter.
This is the nearest Dentist to the cottage. I personally use another one in Newtown - Ask me for details if required. Telephone number will be in your welcome letter.
Llanidloes Dental Practice
This is the nearest Dentist to the cottage. I personally use another one in Newtown - Ask me for details if required. Telephone number will be in your welcome letter.
This Texico is the nearest garage to the cottage. It is quite expensive, so you may want to fill up in Newtown or Builth Wells before you get here !! Tesco & Morrisons in Newtown have garages.
Bradleys Peugeot
This Texico is the nearest garage to the cottage. It is quite expensive, so you may want to fill up in Newtown or Builth Wells before you get here !! Tesco & Morrisons in Newtown have garages.
My husband is a CPSA qualified instructor and can come with you and teach you at this centre. Several of or guests have had a go at this and found it to be great fun. Clay shooting is for everyone!
Mid Wales Shooting Centre
My husband is a CPSA qualified instructor and can come with you and teach you at this centre. Several of or guests have had a go at this and found it to be great fun. Clay shooting is for everyone!
Fancy a Spa ? The Metropole is the nearest to the cottage. They also have a nice Bistro for a spot of lunch or dinner afterwards.
Metropole Hotel and Spa
Fancy a Spa ? The Metropole is the nearest to the cottage. They also have a nice Bistro for a spot of lunch or dinner afterwards.
If you are heading in or out of the area towards Hereford, this is an owl centre. I really enjoyed visiting this and the people who run it are amazing.
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Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre
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If you are heading in or out of the area towards Hereford, this is an owl centre. I really enjoyed visiting this and the people who run it are amazing.
Horse Riding Lessons - I have had lost of lessons here. Good horses and they are great with beginners. They also do hacking, but you will need to check with them if you are a total beginner.
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Underhill
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Horse Riding Lessons - I have had lost of lessons here. Good horses and they are great with beginners. They also do hacking, but you will need to check with them if you are a total beginner.
It is a small local course. There is a bigger club in Newtown. For the more experienced player there are lots of amazing courses in the area. Aberdovey is said to be a good one right by the beach.
St Idloes Golf Club
It is a small local course. There is a bigger club in Newtown. For the more experienced player there are lots of amazing courses in the area. Aberdovey is said to be a good one right by the beach.
Hang over Snowdonia on the longest zip line in Europe and travel for upto 100 miles an hour !! - it is a 2 hours drive from us so not local, but our recent guests did it and LOVED it!!
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Zip World Penrhyn Quarry
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Hang over Snowdonia on the longest zip line in Europe and travel for upto 100 miles an hour !! - it is a 2 hours drive from us so not local, but our recent guests did it and LOVED it!!
If you love outdoor activities, this is for you: sailing, canoeing, gorge walks, archery, mountain biking, geocaching, dingy sailing, kayaking, bushcraft and pioneering ! they welcome all ages.
Staylittle Outdoor Centre
If you love outdoor activities, this is for you: sailing, canoeing, gorge walks, archery, mountain biking, geocaching, dingy sailing, kayaking, bushcraft and pioneering ! they welcome all ages.

Essentials

This is a very large Tesco in Newtown about 18 miles from the cottage. They do deliver to the cottage.
Tesco Superstore
This is a very large Tesco in Newtown about 18 miles from the cottage. They do deliver to the cottage.
This is the nearest supermarket to the cottage. It is not as big as the stores in Newtown, but you will get most things you need there.
Co-op Food - Llanidloes
This is the nearest supermarket to the cottage. It is not as big as the stores in Newtown, but you will get most things you need there.
Spar store and the main post office. It also has a Subway inside and a Costa Coffee Machine.
SPAR Llanidloes
61 Long Bridge Street
Spar store and the main post office. It also has a Subway inside and a Costa Coffee Machine.
Morrisons in Newtown.
Morrisons
Morrisons in Newtown.
A nice sized Lidl that has nice fish, meat, fruit & veg. They do a nice Champagne as well!!
Lidl
A nice sized Lidl that has nice fish, meat, fruit & veg. They do a nice Champagne as well!!
About 20 miles from the cottage.
ALDI
About 20 miles from the cottage.
Small, but has the essentials.
SPAR Rhayader
Small, but has the essentials.