5 days in Powys Itinerary

5 days in Powys Itinerary

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5 days in Powys Itinerary

London
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Welshpool
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Llandrindod Wells
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Pen-y-cae
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
London

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Welshpool

Welshpool
Welshpool is a town in Wales, historically in the county of Montgomeryshire, but currently administered as part of the unitary authority of Powys. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): snap pictures at The Iron Bridge and Tollhouse and then take an in-depth tour of Blists Hill Victorian Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at British Ironwork Centre, then contemplate the long history of Erddig, and then make a trip to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Welshpool trip builder.

London to Welshpool is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Welshpool at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Llandrindod Wells.

Things to do in Welshpool

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wrexham, Ironbridge, British Ironwork Centre, Montgomery Castle
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Powis Castle and Garden
Powis Castle and Garden
Blists Hill Victorian Town ©
Blists Hill Victorian Town
The Iron Bridge and Tollhouse ©
The Iron Bridge and Tollhouse

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Llandrindod Wells

Llandrindod Wells ©
Llandrindod Wells is a town and community in Powys, within the historic boundaries of Radnorshire, Wales. To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Llandrindod Wells tour planner.

You can drive from Welshpool to Llandrindod Wells in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pen-y-cae.

Things to do in Llandrindod Wells

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Rhayader
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Elan Valley ©
Elan Valley
The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir ©
The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir

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Pen-y-cae

Pen-y-cae ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre, then steep yourself in history at The National Showcaves Centre for Wales, and then examine the collection at Cefn Coed Colliery Museum.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pen-y-cae itinerary planner.

Getting from Llandrindod Wells to Pen-y-cae by car takes about 1.5 hours. December in Pen-y-cae sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pen-y-cae

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cefn Coed Colliery Museum, Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre
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The National Showcaves Centre for Wales ©
Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre ©
Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre
Cefn Coed Colliery Museum ©
Cefn Coed Colliery Museum