Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Powys

Come and experience Powys and its festivals, history and culture. Travellers especially like the golfing, bars and parks in this welcoming and scenic city. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Powys

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Powys a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding Centre (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Silver Mountain Experience (20.1 mi / 32.4 km)
  • Herefordshire Raceway (24.3 mi / 39.2 km)
  • Brecon Golf Club (26.2 mi / 42.1 km)
  • Herefordshire Golf Club (27.9 mi / 45 km)
  • Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd (29 mi / 46.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Powys

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Powys is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bron-Yr-Efail Wood (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Elan Valley (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Elan Valley Reservoirs (12.4 mi / 20 km)
  • Devil's Bridge Falls (19 mi / 30.6 km)
  • Glansevern Hall Gardens (20.6 mi / 33.2 km)
  • Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Visitor Centre (21.1 mi / 34 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Powys

If you prefer to travel by train, Pen-y-Bont Station, Llandrindod Wells Station and Dolau Station are the main stations in the area.

Can I find a vacation rental around Powys?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,871 vacation rentals near Powys. From 1,659 houses to 936 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Powys for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Powys?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Powys. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Brecon: 141 vacation rentals
  • Llandrindod Wells: 410 vacation rentals
  • Hay on Wye: 104 vacation rentals
  • Knighton: 174 vacation rentals
  • Machynlleth: 265 vacation rentals

And Vrbo UK offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Powys! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Powys?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Powys:

  • Brecon: 141 rentals
  • Llandrindod Wells: 410 rentals
  • Knighton: 174 rentals
  • Machynlleth: 265 rentals
  • Builth Wells: 333 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Powys?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Powys. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pen y Fan: 374 rentals
  • Pen-y-Bont Station: 467 rentals
  • Powis Castle: 488 rentals
  • Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding Centre: 372 rentals
  • Judge's Lodging: 520 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Powys listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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