Steeped in history, brimming with life.
Welcome to Newtown

This is a place where red kites and buzzards soar above a grand Victorian heritage and the modern buzz of Powys’ largest town, nestled beneath lush green hills and fed by the sparkling waters of the Severn

Our interactive map will let you take a quick glance at what there is to see and do in and around Newtown.

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Sir Pryce-Jones (1834-1920)

Pioneer of the first international mail order business, his name became a trademark of Newtown

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John Roberts

The Romani Gypsy harpist was born in 1816 and famed as the country’s leading performer on the Welsh triple harp

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Robert Owens Tomb

St Mary’s church was built in the 13th century and was Newtown’s parish church for 500 years.

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The Market Hall

Many were not happy and the scene that followed was one of chaos with crowds shouting

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The Oriel Gallery

Presenting world-class, thought-provoking and challenging art in an environment that is welcoming, engaging, informative and free

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The Flannel Exchange

Following the rapid rise of the handloom weaving industry in Newtown

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The Long Bridge

From about the fourteenth century the river was crossed at this point by a wooden bridge.

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Motte and Bailey

In the 13th century King Edward I granted a charter to Roger Mortimer of Wigmore Castle to establish a new town

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WH Smiths

The Newtown branch of WH Smith at 24 High Street is a unique surprise among the company’s many shops.

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Town Clock

The Cross Buildings stand at the end of the High Street link at its junction with Broad Street

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Textile Museum

The museum gives visitors a chance to see how the handloom weavers of the mid-19th century lived and worked

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Halfpenny Bridge

A wooden footbridge was built across the river some yards upstream of the present bridge in the early nineteenth century

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Brisco House

This building was erected as a free public library in 1903 on a site gifted by Mrs Frances Arbuthnot-Brisco

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Short Stroll 3 – Dolerw Park Loop

Approached from Back Lane car park, the walk starts and

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Short Stroll 2 – Coleg Powys Vaynor loop

This walk starts from the main entrance to Coleg Powys/Theatr

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Short Stroll 1 Vaynor Stores loop

This walk starts at the Vaynor Stores and with your

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Short Stroll 9 – Lets’ Play

Directions This short, fairly level walk is packed full of fun for

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Accessible Stroll

Directions 1 Facing the bridge take the path on the

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Gwestydd

1 This walk starts under the Town Clock at the

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Bwlch y ffridd

1 This walk starts under the Town Clock at the intersection

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Trehafren Hill

1 This walk starts under the Town Clock at the

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Severn Way Circuit

1 This walk starts under the Town Clock at the

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Hills of Newtown

1 Start under the Town Clock at the junction of

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Dolforwyn Castle & Abermule

1 Begin at the Waggon and Horses at the junction

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Pwll Penarth Fron Dolfor

1 Cars can be parked near the pub either on

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Waterways & Town

TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO BYPASS WORK  1 This walk starts

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Coed y Graig

1 Start at the Waggon and Horses and walk down

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Neuadd Hendidley Farm

1 This walk starts under the Town Clock at the

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Fachwen Pool

1 This walk starts under the Town Clock at the

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Brimmon Wood & Kerry

1 This walk starts under the Town Clock at the

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Ffrydd Farm & Penshwa Lane

1 This walk starts under the Town Clock at the

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Robert Owen Trail

Robert Owen’s History At 10, Owen was sent to London

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Newtown Nature Trail

Newtown Nature Trail Download the printable nature trail as a

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Newtown Heritage Trail

Newtown Heritage Trail This heritage trail takes you around the

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Abbey Cwm Hir Hall

A magnificent 52 room, Grade II* Gothic Revival mansion in 12 acre gardens, near Llandrindod Wells in Mid Wales.

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uStrike

An indoor family venue in mid-Wales  with selection of Precision Laser Shooting or Tenpin Bowling leisure activities.

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Gregynog Hall and Garden

Sitting within 750 acres of estate land the hall and Grade 1 listed gardens host a year round programme of events.

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Red kites at Gigrin Farm

See Red Kites, either at Gigrin Farm, Rhayader or at Bwlch Nant yr Arian.

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Centre for Alternative Technology

Visit CAT in Machynlleth built on sustainable principles including showing how land can be used to produce food organically.

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Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall

With a drop of 80 metres this waterfall is stunning from both bottom and top!

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The Dingle Nursery and Scenic Garden

Located just outside Welshpool the Dingle nursery is an idyllic woodland garden set in a quiet valley with a lake.

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Machinations

The fascinating display of automata, as well as the shop, play barn and cafe make this a great place for rainy days.

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Lake Vyrnwy

Hire a bike, visit the sculpture park, watch the birds and take in the wonderful surroundings.

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Powis Castle

Situated in extensive parkland, this warm red castle, with its beautiful terraced gardens and lovely view is the jewel in the crown of the National Trust.

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Welshpool to Newtown canal walk or cycle

Take the train to Welshpool and walk or cycle back to Newtown along the route of the Montgomeryshire canal.

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Cambrian Coast railway

Take the train from Newtown and enjoy spectacular countryside and coastal scenery.

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Mid Wales Arts Centre

Also the home of the curator, this is a lovely setting for local contemporary artists to display their work.

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Roundton Hill

A high grassy hill located just outside Churchstoke, with fabulous views from the top.

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Montgomery Castle

A lovely small town about 11 miles from Newtown, which boasts a castle with spectacular views.

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Pwll Penarth Nature Reserve

Sit and relax in the birdhides watching the sand martins darting in and out of their nesting holes or see salmon jumping the weir on the River Severn.

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Dolforwyn Castle

Visit the original site of the town that became Newtown and find out why it moved!

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Textile Museum

The Textile museum celebrates the woollen industry, which brought wealth and recognition to Newtown in the 18th and 19th Centuries.

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Robert Owen Museum

Robert Owen was born and died in Newtown, and was one of the most influential thinkers and social reformers of his time. The museum is located just a few feet from where he was born!

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Oriel Davies Gallery

The largest and most significant visual arts venue in the region and a key gallery of Wales showing groundbreaking national and international works.

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The Hafren

With 556 seats The Hafren is the largest live venue in Powys and hosts a wide variety of shows in addition to being a crucial educational resource.

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