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PLACES TO STAY

SELF CATERING COTTAGE

A cosy terraced holiday cottage, ideal for couples, situated in the heart of Welshpool - a historic market town and home to the impressive Powis Castle and parkland. Guests can relax in the knowledge that once here you can park up and walk to local restaurants, pubs and shops

CAMPING TOURING CARAVAN & BUNK HOUSE

Set in beautiful countryside of Mid Wales adjacent to the River Severn, Severn Caravan Park is the place to stay for friendly, comfortable and affordable accommodation.

NAGS HEAD HOTEL

A Grade 2 listed former coaching inn, nestled inbetween Welshpool and Newtown in the beautiful village of Garthmyl, Montgomery. We are a stone’s throw away from the River Severn and close to the castles of Powis, Montgomery, & Dolforwyn. Our restaurant prides itself on all of our produce being local. All of our dishes are homemade by our chefs. Awarded an AA Rosette for our all of our homemade menu and local produce. We have recently won 'Pub of the year for Wales' by the AA Hopsitality awards.

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

Offers a full information service and can provide you with all you need to know during your visit to not only Welshpool and surrounding areas but Wales and beyond. The expert and welcoming staff offer independent assistance with the planning of routes and the booking of accommodation and of information on places or events to visit. Services include agents for National Express and also book holidays or days out for people on local coach companies.

TRANSPORT

For those coming by car, parking can be found at:

Berriew Street Car Park SY21 7SL (long Stay)
Church Street Carpark SY21 7DD(long stay)
Seven Stars Carpark SY21 7JH (short stay)

TRAIN: Welshpool is a main station on the Birmingham to Aberystwyth / Cambrian Coast Line operated by Arriva trains.

TAXIS: Amber Cabs 01938 556611

VISITOR COMMENT

“It sounds contrived to say that thus and such an event ‘changed my life.”

But that’s exactly what the Welshpool Forties Weekend did. My home is in the U.S., but I’ve wanted for some time to live at least part of the year in the U.K. I settled on Wales for my home abroad and had mapped out an initial itinerary, including a town near the coast I designated my ‘HQ.’ However, some friends who are avid WWII reenactors talked me into changing everything – my arrival/departure dates, my itinerary, my HQ – so that I could attend the Welshpool event, which they felt would be well worth the changes. They were completely, gratifying right! The town captivated me: more than a village, less than a city, it has all the charm, friendliness, and amenities I needed. As to the Forties Weekend itself, I must say that I’m an historian (now a pensioner.) I’ve enjoyed historical reenactment/living history for many years as a sort of busman’s holiday. To be enjoyable for me, an event has to show good planning, good execution, and genuine history, so that visitors (and reenactors) both enjoy themselves and feel they are immersed in the people, things, and events from the past. There must also be a good mix of pure fun (the Blitz Ball and music acts scattered throughout the site), community involvement (like local businesses festooned with Union Jack pennants and Wartime posters), and accessible exhibits (the Spitfire on display and other ‘life as it was lived’ exhibits.) All present and correct at the Welshpool Forties Weekend! It is a ‘must attend’ occasion for anyone who can get there!

MAUREEN J. PATRICK
Tampa, Florida USA