There’s so much to do and visit in our area, here are some links for you to get started on your holiday at Penylan:

Penylan Studio

Penylan is also host to Penylan Studios where musicians and bands of all genres can come to rehearse and record their music on some great classic analogue and digital recording equipment.  Penylan Studio and Farmhouse packages available.



Sunny Lea Sleepout

Rachel and Mike have the most amazing, romantic sleepout on top of the hill for couples, who want to escape from it all, can stay and lie in bed with a view all the way to the seaside (if  your eyes were good enough and Cadaer Idris wasn’t in the way)




Welshpool the nearest market town has the major supermarkets, a Monday street & Town Hall market and more, Oswestry too, a little further but a bit more to offer with a great market on Wednesdays   But for the specialists go to……………

Derwen Garden Centre & Farm Shop

A family run shop where you can buy all you need and more for delicious meals all next door to the loveliest garden and plant centre you can find. 10 minutes away.


The Hand in Llanarmon

The Hand in Llanarmon is one of Wales’s best Gastropubs, worth the trip but you’ll have to book, very popular pub. 40 minutes away.


Plas Yn Dinas, Llanfechain

Fine ales & country food. When it comes to food and drink they’re focus is on fine local ales and carefully prepared country dining.

Dingle Nurseries

The Dingle nurseries are up the road near Welshpool – best plant suppliers in the country!
10 minutes away.


The Lime Kiln

In keeping with traditions of the country pub, a selection of carefully chosen real ales, organic cider and locally brewed lager can be supped at the bar, by the fire, in the garden or at the table. And then there’s the food! Simple, seasonal and soulful. 20 minutes away.

Stonehouse Brewery

Stonehouse Brewery – Bar, Shop & tours, visit their Brewery, bar and shop.  You can buy their range of beers in bottle, polypins and takeaway jugs or sit down for a pint in the bar or beer garden. 25 minutes away.

Checkers, Montgomery

Checkers Wales’s fourth restaurant with a Michelin star in the heart of Montgomery, a small market town with cafes, an art gallery and a 13th Century castle overlooking the town. 30 minutes away.

Canal Central 

Canal Central is a lovely cafe on the side of the Shropshire Union canal where you can combine a walk on the canal with a stop for lunch or tea. 30 minutes away.



Booka in Oswestry is an independent bookshop and great little cafe where they hold literary events now and again so check out their website and see whats on while you’re here. 30 minutes away.


There are plenty of boardgames in the house, a TV if you must but if you want to get out there are some great nearby venues.

Theatre Hafren

Theatre Hafren is in Newtown and plays host to national and international artists, bands and plays. 40 minutes away.


Erddig Park

Sitting on a dramatic escarpment above the winding Clywedog river, Erddig tells the 250-year story of a gentry family’s relationship with its servants.


Shrewsbury we feel is not so far really, our major shopping town with pubs, restaurants usual shops and now a new Theatre venue so worth a trip if you don’t mind a drive. 40 minutes away.

Attingham Park

Built for the first Lord Berwick in 1785, Attingham Hall and its beautiful parkland were owned by one family for more than 160 years.

Powis Castle

The world-famous garden, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare and tender plants. Laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles, it retains its original lead statues and an orangery on the terraces.

Chirk Castle

With over 700 years of history, and as the last castle from this period still lived in today, Chirk Castle’s many occupants have left behind lavish interiors and a beautiful and eclectic collection.


Some great visits to be made only a short hop away

Welshpool & Llanfair Railway

Built in 1902 the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway is great fun – steaming between the two towns. 15 minutes away.

Machynlleth Comedy Festival

A Weekend of stand up comedy in the heart of Wales. FRIDAY 28 APRIL – SUNDAY 30 APRIL 2017

Pistyll Rhaedr

Pistyll Rhaedr is Britains tallest single drop waterfall with some wild walks above to the Berwyn moors. 30 minutes away.

Shrewsbury Flower Show

A quarry packed with three million blooms, mouth-watering food and a thrilling fireworks finale. 11th/12th Aug 2017.

Powis Castle

Powis Castle – fantastic building with its famous gardens and still stayed in by the Prince of Wales. 20 minutes away.

Lake Vyrnwy Dam

Lake Vyrnwy Dam is an impressive feat of Victorian engineering with beautiful walks up the valleys and hills, Tea rooms by the dam and a hotel bar on the hill. 25 minutes away.

Michaelmas Fair, Bishops Castle

Bishop’s Castle Michaelmas Fair is taking place on Saturday 23rd September 2017 from 12-9pm.
International Eisteddfod, Llangollen

Every summer Llangollen has staged one of the world’s most inspirational cultural festivals. Six days of the best music and folk dance, and the whole world in one place! 3rd-9th july 2017.