The area surrounding Berriew has extensive delights to offer all visitors. The area is steeped in history, and coupled with magnificent scenery, you may have to stay a while longer.. !
Berriew and Welshpool offers walking trails, wildlife, fishing and golf, country sports, leisure facilities, entertainment, accommodation, historic sites, beautiful villages and scenery, gardens, transport attractions, arts, crafts and galleries, events and festivals, shopping and more.
Powis Castle and Garden – 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. High on a rock above the terraces, the castle, originally built circa 1200, began life as a medieval fortress.
Offa’s Dyke Path is one of twelve designated National Trails. It is the only national trail to follow a man-made feature. Built by Offa, King of Mercia between 757 and 796 AD the dyke formed the boundary between England & Wales, running 182 miles from Prestatyn in the north to Sedbury, near Chepstow in the south. Men from the border country along the Mercian (English) side all had to contribute: they could send food or they could build 128cm of dyke.
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. Opened in 1903 to link the market town of Welshpool to the rural community of Llanfair Caereinion, this 2 foot 6 inch narrow gauge steam railway now provides a tourist service for all the family and a welcome change from the rush of every day life.