Places To Visit
Horse Riding at Underhill Farm
Get 10% off any riding lessons and/or hacking sessions when you stay with us at Underhill Farm. All ages and abilities catered for.
LD1 5TL – 0 miles
Pen Y Fan, Brecon Beacons
At just under 3000ft above sea-level, Pen Y Fan is South Wales’ highest peak and one of the most popular destinations within the Brecon Beacons National Park.
There are various marked routes to hike to the top with easier routes of around 3-4 hours, and longer, more difficult routes at around 7-8 hours. Either way, the views from the summit are spectacular.
LD3 8NL – 47.4 miles, 1hr 6 mins
National Showcaves Centre For Wales, Brecon Beacons
Like caves? Like dinosaurs? Combine the two with a trip out to the multi award winning National Showcaves. There are three breathtaking caves to explore: Dan-Yr-Ogaf, Cathedral Cave and Bone Cave, each with its own story, and each offering an awe inspiring experience.
The additional dinosaur trail is fun for both adults and children alike with over 200 life size dinosaurs dotted around the woodland paths. Shire horse centre, Victorian farm experience, iron age village, playground, and café also on site.
SA9 1GJ – 49.3 miles, 1 hr 16 mins
Elan Valley, near Rhayader
Popular with walkers, cyclists, sightseers and stargazers, the Elan Valley is a stunning attraction near the town of Rhayader in mid Wales.
Discover over 70 square miles filled with ornate dams and towers, vast reservoirs, and rugged landscapes, plus delve into its fascinating history at the visitor centre. Crystal clear night skies are a draw for stargazers.
LD6 5HP – 17.12 miles, 27 mins
Bwlch Nant yr Arian, near Aberystwth
Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest is a well loved destination for walkers, mountain bikers and nature lovers.
There are plenty of walking trails to explore with something for all abilities, plus a designated mountain bike skills park and bike trails.
Watch the feeding session of up to 150 local red kites each afternoon at the Visitor Centre.
SY23 3AB – 36.7 miles, 53 mins
Fancy a day at the seaside? The university town of Aberystwth, also referred to as Aber, is Ceredigion’s largest town and looks out over Cardigan Bay.
The town is bustling with shops, eateries and has plenty to see including the promenade, the ruins of the medieval castle, the Cliff Railway, the Camera Obscura and views at Constitution Hill, and the National Library of Wales.
You can also take a steam train from Aberystwth to the Devil’s Bridge Falls on The Vale of Rheidol Railway.
SY23 1JX – 47.6 miles, 1 hour 15 Mins
Ynyslas and Borth, near Aberystwth
For spectacular dunes, beautiful views, and to feel the sand between your toes, travel a little further up the coast to Ynyslas and the Dyfi National Nature Reserve. There is no swimming at Ynyslas due to the currents, but it is dog friendly and a beautiful spot for a picnic.
If you’re looking to swim, neighbouring Borth beach has shallow waters and a lifeguard on duty. Stop for fish and chips, a drink at the pub on the beach, and explore the ancient petrified forest at low tide.
SY24 5JX – 51.9 miles, 1 hour 21 mins
Llandrindod Wells/ Llandrindod Lake
Llandrindod Wells, also referred to as Llandod, is a picturesque spa town and is the the administrative capital of Powys.
Enjoy the marked heritage trail, taking in the grand Victorian and Edwardian architecture, history of the town and the park with bandstand and statues.
Or while away a few hours at the 13 acre lake and nature reserve with walks for all abilities, a giant sandpit for the kids, pedalos, kayaks, paddle boards and boats, picnic area, lakeside cafe/bistro, and a truly magnificent dragon fountain in the centre of the lake.
LD1 5HU – 9 miles, 17 mins
Ludlow and Ludlow Castle
The imposing Ludlow Castle sits right at the heart of this picturesque medieval market town, with views east to Clee Hill, west to Wales, and down to the beautiful river valley below.
Ludlow itself is a bustling town filled with independent shops, and well regarded for its bistros, eateries and the Ludlow Food Festival.
There are markets in the town square several days a week.
SY8 1AY – 27.4 miles, 46 mins
Powis Castle, Welshpool
Powis Castle is a grand stately home and gardens, situated in an elevated position just outside the town of Welshpool.
Owned by the National Trust, members can explore the castle itself with its ornate state rooms, paintings and tapestries, plus the Clive Museum housing a large collection of artifacts amassed during the British occupation of India.
Outside, the extensive Grade 1 listed 17th Century gardens offer dramatic Italianate terraces, an orangery, Edwardian formal gardens and peaceful wooded landscapes.
SY21 8RF – 36.6 miles, 55 mins
Croft Castle and Berrington Hall, near Leominster
Both Croft Castle and Berrington Hall are National Trust properties, and are situated a short distance from the market towns of Leominster and Ludlow, and a short distance from each other.
Croft Castle is a castellated manor house with a lovely walled kitchen garden, surrounded by over 1500 acres of historic parklands encompassing woodland, farmland, Croft Ambrey Iron Age hillfort, and ancient trees.
Berrington Hall, situated 5 miles away, is a neoclassical 18th Century mansion with acres of beautiful parkland, and gardens designed by Capability Brown, the most important landscape architect of the 18th Century.
Croft Castle – HR6 9PW- 23.6 miles, 39 mins | Berrington Hall – HR6 0DW – 26.2 miles, 44 mins
Quackers Soft Play Area, near Llandrindod Wells
Quackers is an indoor and outdoor family play centre near Newbridge-On-Wye, Llandrindod Wells. Both children and adults are allowed on the play equipment.
Inside, Quackers features the biggest drop slide in Mid Wales, a 4 lane astro slide, tube slide, roller racers, rope bridge, ball pool, soft ball cannons and double drop slide.
Outside there is a large sandpit, race track with pedal go-karts, outdoor play equipment and a nature walk around the lake. Booking is advised on busy days as there are limited numbers per session.
LD1 6HR- 11.8 miles, 19 mins
Wyeside Cinema, Builth Wells
Wyeside Arts Centre is a not-for-profit community venue for live and visual arts, housing a cinema, gallery, meeting spaces, bar and foyer. They also hold community events and workshops.
The cinema schedules up to 6 screenings per day with wide variety of films, from Hollywood blockbusters to small independents. They also show live satellite broadcasts of events and performances from around the world.
The Arts Centre overlooks the River Wye and is situated right in the heart of the town.
LD2 3BN – 15.9 miles, 28 mins
Offa's Dyke Centre, Knighton
Visitor centre and museum dedicated to the history of Offa’s Dyke, the vast linear earthwork running the length of the border between England Wales, built by order of Offa, King of Mercia in the 8th Century.
Take a short stroll from the centre down to the picturesque River Teme, viewing part of Offa’s Dyke en route, and stand on the small bridge with one foot in England, and one foot in Wales.
There is a cafe on site, free parking, and a children’s play park and picnic area. The Centre is just a few minutes from the centre of Knighton, where you can also visit the Knighton Museum.
LD7 1EN – 10.5 miles, 17 mins