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Welshpool is a 13th century market town that developed under the protection of Powis Castle, a mile to the south. The half-timbered buildings are characteristic of the Upper Severn Valley. One belonged to Grace Evans, a local lady of the 18th century with an interesting story.
From the wharf on the Montgomery Canal you can take a narrowboat trip. The Powysland Museum, with its collections of local history and archaeology, is in a converted warehouse. Its tearoom is aboard a converted narrowboat. A steam train does a 50-minute trip from Welshpool to Llanfair Caereinion.
Cockfighting, a "sport" with ancient origins, was popular in 18th century Wales. Game cocks were trained for fighting and pitched into battle before huge crowds in the cockpit. Welshpool`s brick-built hexagonal cockpit is the only one in Wales on its original site.
Powis Castle has been inhabited by local families for 500 years and is beautifully preserved. It stands in a remarkable garden and contains an impressive collection of paintings and furniture.
Feel free to browse around our comprehensive database of hotels along the Offa''s Dyke, but please mention the Sherpa Van Project when you get in touch.
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Royal Oak Hotel, 3 Stars, Formerly the Manor House of the Earl of Powis and a coaching stop, the Royal Oak Hotel, owned by the same family for 60 years, continues to provide the best of local fare, ales, comfort and good cheer to both local and traveling folk, as it has for 350 years.
Bar Snacks and Table d'hote menu available.
Location and supplementary information[view map] Please email if luggage, packed lunches or evening meals are required.
We arrange a taxi for luggage transfer - customer pays.
Property type: Country Inn (Pub) Accreditations: 3 Star Inn
The Talbot Hotel is situated just back from the Berriew Bridge, adjacent to the River Rhiw. It is reportedly one of the oldest buildings in the village.
All rooms have freeview, tea & coffee facilities and wireless internet access.
Lifts available to and from the Offas Dyke.
Distance from path: 4 miles
OS reference: 18666
6 single ensuite rooms
5 double ensuite rooms
3 twin ensuite rooms
Last updated: 4/9/2013
Criggion Lane Trewern, Welshpool Powys SY21 8EE Fax: 01938 570319
Property type: Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast accommodation in comfortably equipped bungalow with spacious parking. Views from all windows. Family room en-suite/double with facilities, evening meal by arrangement, diets catered for.
Welsh Tourist Board 3 star guesthouse.
Location and supplementary information[view map] Transport from path available.