Hotels in Powis, UK

by LaTasha Favors

Hotels in Powis are located in the largest county in Wales. The area is mostly mountainous, which appeals highly to nature-focused vacationers. The county's rich history is another attraction for visitors. The majority of the northern part of this county used to be part of the Kingdom of Powis, a principality that was established in the early part of the Middle Ages.

Brecon Beacons

This national park was established by the government in 1957. It is one of the more popular nature destinations in the county, a frequent venue for fishing and hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing. Outdoorsmen who venture into Brecon Beacons usually opt for camping. However, if you prefer more comfort with your adventure The Three Cocks Coaching Inn and Restaurant is a notable nearby hotel in the area. It is a renovated structure that dates back to the 15th century. The facilities have been modernized, but the overall look retains the traditional Welsh county inn appeal. It is a small hotel that offers only seven rooms.

Elan Valley

This outdoor destination is famous for its man-made lakes, reservoirs and waterfalls. Places to stay located within the estate offer only self-catering accommodations. The nearby town of Rhayader offers small hotel accommodations. The Brynafon Hotel, for example, has only 18 en suite rooms, each of which is furnished differently. The Elan Valley Hotel is also situated in this vicinity -- hence the name. It offers clear views of the dams and has 11 rooms.

Caves

Powis is known for its caves and cave systems. Ogof Craig a Ffynnon cave is about four miles long (approximately seven kilometers). This cave is for serious spelunkers, while the Dan-yr-Ogof showcaves are safe for children. The Blue Bell Hotel in Neath is located near the Dan-yr-Ogof showcaves. It offers 23 rooms and is classified as a luxury boutique hotel. The Ty Newydd Country Hotel is close to the Brecon Beacons.

Castles

The Ty Croeso hotel, about half a mile from the town of Crickhowell, is ideally situated to be a sort of home base for visiting three castles: Tretower, which is in Crickhowell, and Raglan and Abergavenny, both in Monmouthshire.

About the Author

LaTasha Favors has been writing professionally since 2008. She specializes in travel- and health-related topics and has published articles on various websites, including Search-costa-rica.com and MyFrenchRealEstate.com.