Beautiful, mountainous Powys is the largest region in Wales, located right in the heart of the country and along the border with England.
The area has some breathtaking scenery, such as the Brecon Beacons National Park. This beautiful landscape of hills, mountains and caves draws visitors from far and wide to enjoy its wide open spaces and take part in the many outdoor and adventure activities on offer.
Other attractive landscapes in Powys include the Cambrian Mountains, the 'backbone' of Wales, Lake Vyrnwy Nature Reserve north west of Welshpool, not forgetting the numerous long distance walking trails which take in the peaceful surroundings, such as the Offas Dyke Path.
A largely rural area, Powys is dotted with some attractive and historic towns and villages. Among the many gems are handsome small towns such as Hay-on-Wye (which hosts the world-famous literary festival, Brecon, Crickhowell, Knighton, and Presteigne.
This is a region with a long and rich past, and once formed part of the ancient The Kingdom of Powys. There are plenty of historic attractions such as magnificent Powis Castle near Welshpool, Tretower Castle near Crickhowell, The Judge's Lodging in Presteigne, and many interesting local museums.