Mid Wales

Mountains and railways in the heart of Wales

The rural heart of Wales is delightfully unspoilt, with undulating green hills, secluded valleys and lush forests nestled between the rugged Ceredigion coast and the imposing Cambrian Mountains. The charm of mid-Wales is its tranquil atmosphere which feels a million miles away from the bustling urban centre of Cardiff – it is truly a place to escape from it all and fully relax amongst the splendour of nature. That’s not to say there’s nothing to do whilst visiting, however, as you’ll be able to explore grand castles, beautiful gardens, and museums full of archaeological artefacts.


From the Ceredigion coastline to the Cambrian Mountains

  • Visit the historic town of Llandrindod Wells
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Abbey-Cwm-Hir, a Grade II-listed Victorian Gothic House
  • See Powis Castle & Garden (NT), a medieval castle and stunning garden
  • Take a train trip on the Vale of Rheidol Railway
  • Spend time in the market town of Aberystwyth
  • Executive coach travel from your choice of pick up points
  • 4 nights half board accommodation

From £419
per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 35 passengers travelling in a specific month

Best time to go

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Suggested Hotel

The Metropole, Llandrindod Wells

  • Family run, 4-star hotel in an elegant Victorian building
  • Excellent award-winning service
  • Located within Llandrindod Wells, but surrounded by countryside
  • Large restaurant and conservatory offer great views
  • Great public areas for groups, and an outdoor terrace
  • Spa & indoor pool


  • Llandrindod Wells

    This site has been heralded since Roman times for the beneficial effects of its waters, becoming a popular place for health-conscious Victorians to visit. The town flourished during the 19th century thanks to the introduction of the railway line. Within the Radnorshire Museum, a wonderful range of archaeological and paleontological artefacts are held, including items from the ruins of a nearby Roman fort.

  • Abbey-Cwm-Hir

    This Grade II-listed Victorian Gothic mansion boasts lavish interiors and intriguing collections of artefacts, all used as furnishings. There are 52 rooms retaining their original features which can be explored. The gorgeous grounds contain courtyards, a lake and waterfall, woodland, and a 1.5 acre walled garden.

  • Powis Castle (NT)
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    Discover the magnificent collection of artwork, tapestries and furniture in this redbrick 13th century castle. As well as hosting some of Wales’ finest paintings, you’ll find exotic treasures from India and the Far East. The beautiful Italian and French influenced garden is overflowing with rare plants and sculptures, making it perfect for a relaxing stroll.

  • Vale of Rheidol Railway

    See the spectacular scenery Mid Wales has to offer on a nostalgic sightseeing train that’s been in service for over a century. From Aberystwyth, the powerful steam locomotive winds its way up steep slopes and navigates tight bends, made possible by its narrow track gauge and clever engineering. Enjoy a unique and exhilarating experience whilst enjoying in some breathtaking views.

  • Aberystwyth

    Ancient Aberystwyth is a market town hugging the beautiful Cardigan Bay. The town's past as an elegant seaside resort can be seen in the grand houses lining the promenade, which glow in warm hues when the sun sets over the bay.


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