A Guide to the Welsh Borders

Guide: The Welsh Borders


The Welsh Borders is the area of mid Wales bordering with England focused around the town of Oswestry.

There are four major National Trust properties in the Welsh Borders; Powis Castle, Chirk Castle, Attingham Hall and Erddig. Each merits a day visit in itself. And in the north is Bodnant, regularly voted by National Trust Members as the nations favourite gardens.

Wales' highest and most spectacular waterfall, Pistyll Rhaeadr, is in this beautiful area, as are two of Thomas Telford's spectacular aqueducts, Llangollen and Chirk, perfect for those who prefer walking on the flat! Lake Vyrnwy and Lake Bala are also close by.

Excellent coarse and fly fishing is available on several of the lakes and rivers in the area, and hill walking is a 'must-do'. 

Places To Stay

These are the Welsh Rarebits and Great Little Places properties located on the Welsh Borders: