A man made dam with a reservoir the size of 230 football pitches.
Go fishing, enjoy watching the sail boats, take in the breath taking scenery, why not pack a picnic.
45 minutes drive away
Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway
Opened in 1903 to link the market town of Welshpool to the rural community of Llanfair Caereinion, this 2 foot 6 inch narrow gauge steam railway now provides a tourist service for all the family and a welcome change from the rush of every day life
15 minutes drive away
The remains of this castle, begun by Llywelyn ap Gruffudd ('the Last') in 1273 and captured by the English in 1277, have been revealed by excavations. Entry Free.
15 minutes drive
Red Kite feeding and cycle routes
Bwlch Nant Yr Arian
A spectacular vision, watch in amazement as up to 150 Red Kites are fed by the lake every day at 2pm in winter (GMT) and at 3pm in summer (BST).
1 hour drive.
This Castle was begun by Henry III in 1223 and given to Hubert de Burgh in 1228. Held by the Mortimers in the fourteenth century, it was later demolished on the order of Parliament after the Civil War. A free and fascinating place to explore.
20 minutes drive
The Brecon Beacons
If you enjoy making the most of the great outdoors, you’ll love the Brecon Beacons.
A great place to get active. This is not a fenced-off preserve – it’s a living, working landscape which will bring out your adventurous side.
There are masses of paths and trails for walkers, runners, cyclists, mountain bikers, horse riders and wildlife-watchers. There’s a brilliant range of organised activities on offer, too.
2 hours drive
Prepare for a truly unique and exhilarating experience; the fastest zip line in the world. Soar over Penrhyn Quarry where you could travel at speeds of over 100mph while you take in the breathtaking views and feel the freedom of flight.
1 hour 30 in the car.
Elan Valley Rhayader
A visit to Elan Valley never fails to delight and inspire. A beautiful area stretching 72 square miles with historic landscapes and thriving wildlife. The dams and reservoirs, the working legacy of remarkable Victorian engineering, add to the captivating and ever changing scenery. You can stroll, picnic or hike; cycle or mountain bike; bird watch, fish or safari!
1 hour 20 minutes drive away
It is one of the UK's largest zoos at 125 acres. The zoo has a total land holding of approximately 400 acres. It's the UK's most visited zoo with over 21000 animals and 500 different species. Open daily from 10am with free parking.
1 hour 20 mins in the car.