The area

Lilac House is perfectly located for a wide range of attractions and activities. Situated in the heart of the Welsh Marches, the pretty market towns of Welshpool and Montgomery are on the doorstep whilst  Shrewsbury, Bishops Castle and Ludlow are only a short drive away. And if the stunning scenery of mid-Wales whets your appetite, then we’re in easy reach of the Welsh coast, Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons.

Attractions
– Powis Castle and Gardens: Beautiful Medieval castle with world famous gardens
– The Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture: Shiny, colourful art
– Montgomery Castle ruins: A great place to enjoy a stroll and amazing views
– Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Old-fashioned steam train
– Centre for Alternative Technology: Everything about green living
– Acton Scott Historic Working Farm: Living history, as seen on BBC

Gardens & Wildlife
– Lake Vyrnwy: RSPB Nature Reserve, perfect for a walk or bike ride
– Coed-y-Dinas Nature Reserve: Pop by to see the birds and wildflowers
– Powis Castle and Gardens: Attractive formal gardens, terraces and deer park
– The Dingle: Secluded 4.5 acre garden to enjoy plus nursery
– The Derwen Garden Centre: Independent garden centre

Walking & Cycling
– Offa’s Dyke: Literally on the other side of the road!
– Kerry Ridgeway: Walk or cycle this 15-mile long ancient path
– Stiperstones: An unusual natural landscape with an industrial past
– Shropshire Way: Variety of routes and circular trails
– Sustrans Cycle Route: Ride to Albrighton or Aberystwyth

Outdoor activities
– Commando Paintball & Border Quadbiking: Outdoor pursuits
– Haimwood Shooting Ground: Clay pigeon shooting
– Welshpool Golf Club: Hillside course with panoramic vistas
– Welsh Borders Golf: Two very different courses to experience

Seaside
 Aberdovey: Beautiful beach
– Aberystwyth: Promenade, pier and cliff railway

Local food & drink
– The Checkers: Montgomery’s Michelin-starred restaurant
– Dairy Dreams: Farm produced ice cream and ice cream parlour
– The Six Bells and The Three Tuns: Bishops Castle’s real ale breweries
– Churncote Farm Shop & Butchery: High quality farm shop
– Welshpool Farmers’ market: First Saturday of every month

Theatre
– The Hafren: Mid-Wales’ principal theatre
 Theatre Severn: New theatre in Shrewsbury

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