Mid Wales is an area of rolling valleys and vast lakes basking in timeless serenity, that lies virtually undiscovered.
The centre area of Wales stretches from the Marches along the English borders to Cardigan Bay in the West and is sparsely populated with small market towns, rural villages and coastal communities. It forms much of the vast ancient Welsh kingdom of Powys and the fabulous castle and gardens of Powis, once home to the Prince of Powys, are one of Wales’ most beautiful.
The interior around the Elan Valley is spectacular driving country taking you around stunning vistas of towering slopes and deep river valleys that collect into a succession of impressive reservoirs built in the early 20th Century.
This region is Wales at its most rural and least populated where you’ll see lush green valleys full of sheep but might not see a single person all day! Of those that live in mid Wales three in five have Welsh as a first language, which can be heard as much in the rural villages as the principle towns of Aberystwyth and Machynlleth.
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