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‘New’ motte and bailey castle in Welshpool

Written by Ginnie James on

Wales Holidays visitors to Mid Wales and the Brecon Beacons may well be familiar with Powis Castle, a 700 year-old stately home (still occupied) and magnificent gardens standing impressively just south of Welshpool.

Now the go-ahead has been given to convert Welshpool’s 900 year-old motte and bailey castle into a new visitor attraction. This 12th century gem, located between Welshpool by-pass and a supermarket, is one of the town’s earliest settlements and the development will allow people to explore the medieval castle and learn about its history.

The project will include a car park and new walkways and interpretation boards. The castle, also known as Domen Castell, was Welshpool's first castle and is now occupied by a bowling green and surrounded by trees.

As well as Powis Castle, visitors to the area can journey on the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway, take a trip on the Montgomery canal, find out more about the town and its environs at the Powysland Museum, and enjoy a swim at the Flash!

A great choice of Wales Holidays accommodation near Welshpool includes the charming Gungrog Cottage sleeping 6 and a Garden Apartment for 2.

Ginnie James

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I am Ginnie & I began working for Wales Cottage Holidays in August 2000. My blogs cover a wide variety of subjects, from Welsh history (I have a bit of a thing for castles) to its modern culture (I also have a bit of a thing for rugby players!)