There is so much to explore in Mid and South Wales. We have got some great ideas of places to go and days out that are so easy to travel to by bus!
Our T4 service runs from Cardiff to Newtown via Merthyr Tydfil, Brecon and Builth Wells
Our T14 service runs from Cardiff to Hereford via Merthyr Tydfil, Brecon and Hay-on-Wye
Our X4 service runs from Cardiff to Abergavenny via Merthyr Tydfil, Brynmawr and Abergavenny
Nestling in the heart of the Brecon Beacons is the historic market town of Brecon with its Cathedral, market and shops.
There is also the Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh on the Watton. The museum is just a short walk from Brecon Town Centre. The collection is comprised of artifacts obtained from worldwide sources that reflect the history and character of a regiment that has existed for over 300 years.
The Brecon Beacons are on the border between Mid & South Wales & covers an area of 520 square miles. The area includes the Fforest Fawr UNESCO Global Geopark and was awarded International Dark Sky Reserve status in 2013. Using the T4/T14 service to Storey Arms gives you a great opportunity to walk up the highest peak in South Wales Penyfan.
Credit: Benbowen at English Wikipedia
Builth Wells is situated on a beautiful stretch of the River Wye. It has a busy town centre with the Wyeside Arts Centre providing all kinds of shows for the whole family. Every July the nearby village of Llanelwedd hosts the premier agricultural show at the Royal Welsh Showground. This year's Royal Welsh Show is between 22 and 25th July 2019.
Llandrindod Wells is a famous spa town that every August hosts the famous Victorian Festival. This year the festival is between 19th and 25th August 2019.
The Radnorshire Museum, part of Powys County Council's Museum Service, can be found in the centre of Llandrindod Wells. It holds artifacts relating to the former county of Radnorshire and is housed in the old Carnegie Library
Newtown is a historic town nestled beneath lush green hills and fed by the sparkling waters of the Severn. This is a place where red kites and buzzards soar above a grand Victorian heritage and the modern buzz of Powys’ largest town. There are plenty of shops and pubs to visit and attractions include -
Robert Owen Memorial Museum Robert Owen was one of the most influential thinkers and social reformers of his time. The Robert Owen Museum in Newtown, Powys houses a collection of objects, pictures and written material relating to the life of Robert Owen.
If you are travelling within Powys or onward to Merthyr Tydfil /Cardiff - the Powys Dayrider is great value at just £8.00 for 1 adult! Plan you journey here.
Hay-on-Wye is known as the town of books! There are over dedicated book sellers in the town. Towards the end of May the town comes alive with the Hay Festival with talks and shows from all over the world! This year the festival runs from Thursday 23rd May until Sunday 2nd June.
It not only books that can be found there there is also the Lion St Gallery around the corner from the clock tower and many different pubs and restaurants for you and your friends to unwind!
Did you know a Powys Family Rider (2 adults & 3 children or 1 adult & 4 children) can travel all day for just £16! See how much you could save by checking out our journey planner!
Hereford is the historic capital of the Marches. Hereford Cathedral was built in and is home to the famous Mappa Mundi. It is unique in Britain’s heritage and is an outstanding treasure of the medieval world. The city also provides great shopping opportunities and has a new restaurant quarter in the Old Market.
Abergavenny is know as the Gateway to Wales. There is a Market every Tuesday that people flock to from miles around! There are plenty of places to eat and drink and there is also the Borough Theatre with upcoming attractions including My Fair Lady and Max Boyce (22nd-23rd March)