The Old Station Guidebook

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The Old Station Guidebook

Local Area

Although small, Llanfyllin is classed as a town as it has a town charter. It expanded somewhat when Lake Vyrnwy dam was being constructed and became home to many of the workers at that time. It now boasts the best Spar shop we think you will find anywhere. There is a cash machine & post office, at the Spar. 3 pubs, a very good restaurant; Seeds, a whole food shop that is open on Thursday, through to Saturday afternoon, 2 hairdressers, a butcher's shop, a cafe; Something Tasty, a Vegan Deli and a chip shop. There is also a mechanic's garage located behind our Annexe should you get car trouble. Llanfyllin is a small town flanked by the Cain and Abel rivers. Its reputation as a haven for alternative culture perhaps stems from its origins as an early Briton settlement, and the holy well of Saint Myllin still gives the town a sense of its identity today. Llanfyllin derives its name from Myllin, a Celtic Saint of the 7th century. In 1293, Llewelyn ap Gruffydd, Lord of Mechain granted the town its borough charter and is one of only two Welsh towns (the other is Welshpool) to receive its charter from a native Welsh ruler. A thriving market town, it is an ideal centre to use as a picturesque base to explore the area including nearby Lake Vyrnwy, Welshpool, Snowdonia National Park, or the market towns of the Mid Wales Marches.
Llanfyllin
Although small, Llanfyllin is classed as a town as it has a town charter. It expanded somewhat when Lake Vyrnwy dam was being constructed and became home to many of the workers at that time. It now boasts the best Spar shop we think you will find anywhere. There is a cash machine & post office, at the Spar. 3 pubs, a very good restaurant; Seeds, a whole food shop that is open on Thursday, through to Saturday afternoon, 2 hairdressers, a butcher's shop, a cafe; Something Tasty, a Vegan Deli and a chip shop. There is also a mechanic's garage located behind our Annexe should you get car trouble. Llanfyllin is a small town flanked by the Cain and Abel rivers. Its reputation as a haven for alternative culture perhaps stems from its origins as an early Briton settlement, and the holy well of Saint Myllin still gives the town a sense of its identity today. Llanfyllin derives its name from Myllin, a Celtic Saint of the 7th century. In 1293, Llewelyn ap Gruffydd, Lord of Mechain granted the town its borough charter and is one of only two Welsh towns (the other is Welshpool) to receive its charter from a native Welsh ruler. A thriving market town, it is an ideal centre to use as a picturesque base to explore the area including nearby Lake Vyrnwy, Welshpool, Snowdonia National Park, or the market towns of the Mid Wales Marches.
There is a fascinating history centre housed within the workhouse and renovations are ongoing. Please check the website for more details. http://www.the-workhouse.org.uk/
Workhouse
There is a fascinating history centre housed within the workhouse and renovations are ongoing. Please check the website for more details. http://www.the-workhouse.org.uk/
This is something else todo at Llanfyllin Workhouse and is in walking distance from the Old Station Annexe. Be sure to book first. https://www.roomination.co.uk/
Roomination Escape Games
This is something else todo at Llanfyllin Workhouse and is in walking distance from the Old Station Annexe. Be sure to book first. https://www.roomination.co.uk/
This is a world renowned mountain bike park. Go to the website for more details. www.revolution bike park.co.uk
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Revolution Bike Park
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This is a world renowned mountain bike park. Go to the website for more details. www.revolution bike park.co.uk

Sightseeing

This is the tallest single drop waterfall in England & Wales
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Pistyll Rhaeadr(Waterfall)
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This is the tallest single drop waterfall in England & Wales
https://www.lakevyrnwy.com/
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Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa
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https://www.lakevyrnwy.com/
This beautiful waterfall can be found at the far end of Lake Vyrnwy. It is smaller than Pistyll Rhaeadr but is great for a circular walk from the car park, and for a picnic. On a hot day it is lovely to bask on the pretty beach at the base of the falls.
Rhiwargor Waterfall Path
This beautiful waterfall can be found at the far end of Lake Vyrnwy. It is smaller than Pistyll Rhaeadr but is great for a circular walk from the car park, and for a picnic. On a hot day it is lovely to bask on the pretty beach at the base of the falls.
https://wllr.org.uk/
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Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
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https://wllr.org.uk/
From the photo, this looks a little more impressive than it is but is a nice place for a picnic on a sunny day and is close to the historic market town of Oswestry, if you need bigger shops during your stay with us, which is 16 miles from The Old Station Annexe.
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Whittington Castle
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From the photo, this looks a little more impressive than it is but is a nice place for a picnic on a sunny day and is close to the historic market town of Oswestry, if you need bigger shops during your stay with us, which is 16 miles from The Old Station Annexe.

Food scene

This is by far our favourite place to eat locally, when we fancy something a little upmarket…At the moment it is only open at weekends, & for lunch on Sunday. Please be sure to book. https://plasyndinas.co.uk/
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Plas yn Dinas
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This is by far our favourite place to eat locally, when we fancy something a little upmarket…At the moment it is only open at weekends, & for lunch on Sunday. Please be sure to book. https://plasyndinas.co.uk/
Great food in a beautiful setting. Just a 5 minute walk from The Old Station Annexe. Please phone for reservations 01691648604
The Seeds
5-6 Penybryn
Great food in a beautiful setting. Just a 5 minute walk from The Old Station Annexe. Please phone for reservations 01691648604
We think currently that The Palace is only offering a take away service. Please look at their website. http://www.thepalacellansanffraid.co.uk/
The Palace
We think currently that The Palace is only offering a take away service. Please look at their website. http://www.thepalacellansanffraid.co.uk/
Serving food 7 days a week. https://www.thekingsheadmeifod.co.uk/
Kings Head Inn
Serving food 7 days a week. https://www.thekingsheadmeifod.co.uk/