Places to Visit
The Old Corner Shop’s location in Berriew, Mid Wales, makes it an ideal self-catering accommodation choice for anyone wishing to explore the Mid Wales area.
The nearby picturesque market towns of Welshpool, Newtown and Montgomery offer a good selection of local shops, pubs, restaurants and coffee shops. Welshpool’s Powis Castle, a National Trust property with stunning grounds and gardens is worth visiting, especially for those interested in history or Welsh heritage, as well as the castle ruins at Montgomery.
Guests seeking magnificent landscapes and unspoilt natural beauty could visit Lake Vyrnwy, in Llanwddyn, or Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall in Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, one of the Seven Wonders of Wales. Both spots offer stunning scenery to enjoy walking or cycling in, or simply relaxing with a drink or a snack at one of the tearooms. Lake Vyrnwy also has kayaking and boating facilities. Nearby Clywedog Dam, near Llanidloes, also offers a range of sailing, fishing and other outdoor pursuits.
There are also several interesting museums in the local area, including Andrew Logan’s Museum of Sculpture in Berriew and the Montgomeryshire Canal Museum in Welshpool.
Those willing to travel slightly further into North Wales can climb Mount Snowdon, Wales’ highest mountain, or visit Llangollen, famous for its annual international eisteddfod held in July and is a bustling North Wales town boasting a pretty river and hilltop castle ruins from which magnificent views of the surrounding countryside can be enjoyed.
Near to Llangollen is the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a World Heritage Site affording 11 miles of breathtaking scenery. A great selection of country pubs and tearooms are situated around Llangollen and the aqueduct, so you can factor a refreshing drink or pub meal into your trip.
Berriew is approximately an hour from the coast, so guests enjoying self-catering holidays at The Old Corner Shop can spend a day at pleasant seaside resorts on the West Wales coastline, including Barmouth, Borth, Aberystwyth, Aberdovey, Tywyn and Cardigan Bay.