Mid Wales and the area around
Prepared by Ian Shirley, The Lion Hotel, Llandinam, Powys
Llandinam has been awarded the title of best kept
village in Wales, Powys and Montgomeryshire on more than one occasion and
as you pass through it is easy to see why. Neat and colourful gardens
line the A470 which runs parallel to the River Severn.
The steep slopes of Pwllan and the Suagr loaf provide the perfect backdrop.
Black and white timber framed houses crowd the crooked lane that climbs the church bank and the beautiful village hall, built of brick and timber houses a billiard room, ladies parlour, reading room and oak panelled main hall.
The residents of Llandinam take an active interest in cultural life and
each year put on a month long exhibition. There are also numerous dramatical
offerings by the local players and a variety of concerts to suit all
tastes. There is a gardening club, a Women's Institute and a
regular meetings of the Royal British Legion. All the things you would expect to see in a
Visitors to the village are are always most welcome at
The Lion Hotel. The oak beamed village bar is a place to enjoy a glass
of traditional ale, take some sustenance and listen to tales of local
adventures, some taller than others. They offer beautiful en-suite
accommodation and homely Montgomeryshire fare.
Accommodation is also available at Maesmawr Hall hotel, five minutes towards Newtown.
There are many opportunities for walking, fishing, horse riding, golf and many other pursuits. Visit the home of Welsh Royal Crystal and explore beautiful little market towns like Llanidloes and Machynlleth.