The Area & Things To Do
The Royal Welsh Showground
The entrance to The Welsh Showground is just a few miles from Bevan House. The prestigious show ground and exhibition venue stages over 400 events each year. These include dog shows, antique fairs, concerts, and the garden festival. The Royal Welsh Show is held annually and attracts over a quarter of a million visitors.
The Hay Festival is a world famous literary festival, held each year in early Summer. The town also boasts wonderful bookshops, other interesting shops and a traditional market. Hay-on-Wye is a lovely small town to wander round and explore.
Heart of Wales line
The train described as one of the most scenic railway lines in the U.K. The Heart of Wales line goes through mid wales and offers a feast of panoramic views and fascinating small towns. Bill Bryson called it 'sensationaI' in the Sunday Times. The train can be caught at Llandrindod or near Builth Wells.
The area around Bevan House is a long established mecca for walkers. There are many well signposted walks taking in stunning views from majestic hills and countryside. These include long distance footpaths such as Glyndwr's Way Offa’s Dyke Way, The Wye Valley Walk and The Epynt Way. There are plenty of attractive shorter walks too. So whether you are a dedicated rambler or an occasional ambler there are walks for you!
Offas Dyke Centre
The Offa's Dyke Centre at Knighton is a very well presented exhibition of the turbulent history of the border region between England and Wales. Offa’s Dyke runs close by.
The Judge's Lodging is an award winning historic house in Presteigne. The building has been stunningly restored and its history presented in a fascinating manner. The town itself has real charm and was recently included in the ten best places to live in Britain. It has a Festival of Music and the Arts each Summer.
Quackers is an indoor children's play centre near Llandrindod Wells. There are a host of exciting activities, including a ball pool, roller racers, a maze, and the biggest drop slide in Mid-Wales! A great fun day out!
The Elan Valley has several huge dams and reservoirs providing the West Midlands with its water supply. The beautiful scenery and peaceful lakes are in an area of outstanding natural beauty and should not be missed.
Red Kite feeding Station
The Red Kite Feeing Station is near Rhayader. Visitors enter spacious 'hides' and are rewarded with a close-up view of hundreds of red kites, swooping down to feed. A truly memorable experience!
Climbing, Ropes Course, Caving, Gorge Walking, Clay Shooting, Archery. These are some of the activities offered by the Black Mountain Activities Centre. Situated near Hay-on-Wye, it is open to individuals and small groups.
Erwood Craft Centre and Gallery is in the Old GWR Railway Station by the River Wye. It is about seven miles away and features a new exhibition every six weeks.
Underhill Riding Stables welcomes riders of all ages and ability. Horse Riding, Pony Trekking, Riding Lessons & Schooling can all be booked.
There are many homely country inns within easy reach. The Hundred House Inn is just a short walk down the road and serves real ales and excellent cuisine. We would also suggest the Seven Stars Inn. A little further away in Builth Wells, it serves real ale, good food and has log fires in the winter.