Things to see and do


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For local restaurants and pubs we’ve listed a few of our favourites in the information pack  you will receive on booking.

The montage above shows all the kind of exciting things you can get to fairly easily, and we’ve listed them below in order of distance from Bodynfoel:

(Travel time given as approximate if driving)

Local Walking around the Bodynfoel Estate,

We can guide you on where to go walking, and we’ve made a map for you with points of interest marked we challenge you not to get too lost. We’re very happy to tell you how to get to the Ancient woodland, the old ruin, or the fossil quarry, and the “Wishing Tree”, a 600 year old Oak tree draped with the wishes of over 400 guests!

There plenty of other local walks and trails that you can go on from here.

Rodney’s Pillar

Time to get there: 25mins    Shrewsbury, SY5 9BA

For those of you who want to test your fitness, it’s up hill all the way! Admiral Rodney’s Pillar is a granite tor which has an enormous quarry on one side, you can see how they are slowly eating into the hill. Quick, go and climb it while it’s still there! You can see it from the top of our hill, as it’s probably the highest point in the region.

Llynclys Railway

Time to get there: 15 mins

Old Railway Station, Oswald Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1RE 

A relic from yesteryear, and the days when there were railways all across the Welsh hills and valleys. Only a short drive away there are restored steam trains and you can even take a short ride up the track that’s been preserved.

tel:01691 688763 (answerphone)

Powis Castle,  National Trust

Time to get there: 33 mins

Welshpool, Powys SY21 8RF

Interested in the history of the region? This is the closest one of many Castles dotted along the Welsh  English border, left over from the time when the two nations viewed each other with suspicion!

Tel: 01938 551944

Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall, (the highest in Wales!)

Time to get there: 33 mins

Tan-y-Pistyll, Waterfall Lane, Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, Powys SY10 0BZ, Wales

The highest waterfall in Wales! You must see this. Just a little further along from the little Welsh village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, famous as the film location of “The Man who went up a hill and came down a mountain”, This stunning natural feature is a great place to picnic and explore. We recommend an early visit for this attraction as it gets very busy later in the day.

Tel: 01691 780392 (+44-1691 780392)

Lake Vyrnwy Reservoir

Time to get there: 40 mins

Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa , Llanwddyn, Powys, SY10 0LY

With it’s amazing gothic dam, (apparently used as a practice run for the ‘Dam Busters’), Lake Vrynwy is a popular tourist destination in the region with all sorts of activities on offer, from canoeing to cycle hire. There are brilliant waterfalls at the far end with pools for wild swimming!
For bookings at the Spa Tel: 01691 870692


Time to get there: 1hr 6 mins

Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 9AZ

CAT (Centre of Alternative Technology) is world famous for pioneering re-usable energy and the CAT centre is a mine of information on the latest green technology, but is only open to pre-booked visits & courses. The market town of Machynlleth has some great shopping and is the gateway to the long sandy beaches of Borth or Aberdovy.

Contact tel: 01654 705950

Mountain Bike Rides – Coed y Brenin

Time to get there: 1hr 20mins

Coed y Brenin Forest Park Visitor Centre, near Dolgellau, North Wales, LL40 2HZ

A great day out where you can hire bikes and ride through fantastic forest tracks.

Tel: 01341 440747

Snowdonia National Park, National Trust

Time to get there: 1hr 20

Pen y Pass Car Park (SH 647557 / LL55 4NY) 

Mount Snowden is the highest mountain in Wales and the British Isles outside of the Scottish Highlands, definitely worth a visit:

Contact: Tel: 01690 710426


Time to get 1hr 20 mins (depends on where you want to go)

Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB

WOW! Now this is a mad place where you can zip, slide, ride, bounce, your way through exhilarating experiences… just have a look at their website!

Contact tel:  01248 601 444  or email us on

Aberdovy or Borth Beach

Time to get there: 1hr 21mins

Wharf Gardens, Sea View Terrace, Aberdovey, LL36 0EE  

This is where we go to the beach. There is even a links golf course along the dunes. Borth is the other choice for a massive expanse of sandy beach and dunes (psst. we prefer Borth!). Borth beach SY24 5LD

Aberdyfi Tourist Information Centre

Contact Tel: 01654 767321

Caernarfon Castle

Time to get there: 1hr 55mins

A brute of a fortress. Caernarfon Castle’s pumped-up appearance is unashamedly musclebound and intimidating.

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