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The largest town in Mid Wales, Newtown serves as a good place for shops and services for those staying in a holiday cottage in the area. The obvious high street retailers have a presence here, as well as local independent stores and plenty of pubs and inns nestling among the black and white half-timbered buildings lining the main street. Newtown is within striking distance of many of the attractions of this quiet and largely unspoilt area of undulating Welsh Marshes.

The Black and Cambrian mountains a wait for walkers and hikers, as does the Brecon Beacons National Park just a short drive away. The unspoilt Pembrokeshire coastline is within reach, as are the pretty spa towns of Llandridod Wells and Builth Wells. To the east, the fashionable and bustling market towns of Ludlow and Hay-on-Wye are well worth exploring.

In Newtown be sure to enjoy the clean, open space of the Oriel Davies Gallery with its fine collection of contemporary art displays and installations, or call in at the museum’s Gallery Café for refreshments, and take in the Textile Museum. Visit the gardens and museum dedicated to Robert Owen, founder of the co-operative movement, tackle the two-mile section of the Severn Way, which follows the river as it meanders through town. During the summer months plan your mid-Wales holiday cottage stay to coincide with Newtown’s Carnival, Motor Show or Food Festival.

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