Powys is one of the most beautiful areas of the United Kingdom and is located in Mid Wales stretching from the Brecon Beacons in the southern part to Llanrhaeder in the north. Anyone visiting the area will have an active time with off road biking, walking in some of the most scenic countryside around and attempting some of the Welsh peaks such as Pen Y Fan and Fan Y Big, or Cribyn.
Shorter walks are available and some of the most classic longer trails include the Offas Dyke Path. Visit scenic Lake Vyrnwy and Rhaeder Falls, or try Lake Bala with its water sports centre. The choices for an active holiday are incredible.
Abergavenny is best known for its castle and for the famous Food Festival held annually. The museum is a fascinating insight into the town, and with many quaint shops this is a popular place to visit. At Builth Wells the Royal Welsh Show is a major attraction each year in this historic town, whilst the town of Brecon is home to an annual Jazz Festival. If you are lacking something to read pay a visit to Hay on Wye the book town on the border of England and Wales.
Visit Powis Castle Gardens or the medieval gardens of Tretower. Visit historic Rhayaeder, home of Royal Welsh Crystal, and the picturesque town of Knighton which is an excellent walking base. There are many excellent hotels and guest houses in the area, and superb local food such as Welsh black beef and a number of locally produced cheeses.
Visit the Montgomery Canal, and at Crickhowell spend time in this beautiful town on the River Usk. Powys has a lot to offer visitors and with good food and stunning scenery has the best of both worlds and the making of an excellent holiday.