Map and how to get there
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How to get there
Nearest travel links
|Airport||Birmingham 179 km|
|Train station||Caersws 18 km|
Activities near Llanbrynmair
|Sports||Water sports, Horse riding, Fishing|
|Great for||Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, Beach or lakeside relaxation|
How to get there
By car, approximately 2 hours from Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester, 3 1/2 hours from London, well served by motorway and 'A' road network. Local roads generally uncrowded and pleasant. Regular train service from London Euston on the Aberystwyth line to Caersws or Machynlleth stations (either is 12 miles away).
The journey can be very pleasant if you plan some stopping points. Roman Chester, if travelling from the North, is well worth a visit whilst Mediaeval Shrewsbury is a lovely place to stop off if you are coming from the East. From the Midlands you can either settle on the Motorway M5, M6, M54 or there is lovely route from J6 of M5 that takes you across country through pretty little Herefordshire and Shropshire villages. Or you could cut through an 'area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' if you travel up through Much Wenlock, possibly stopping at the Roman ruins in Wroxeter. If you decide to come over the Severn Bridge and travel up through Wales you stop at Taurus Crafts in Lydney (great coffee organic food in the restaurant there plus wonderful artisan workshops) on the A48 then you could cut through the pretty Forest of Dean. This will take you via historic Monmouth and from there to Abergavenny.
Do stop for some of the delicious 'y fenni' cheese (made with mustard seeds and ale). You will then wind through the magnificent Brecon Beacons before the road follows the path of the River Wye. Your journey then takes you through the ancient craggy Cambrian Mountains (which form the 'spine' of Mid Wales). If you make a slight detour at Rhayader you could visit the famous 'Elan Valley'.
There are lots of variations on this theme depending on your own interests. We are always happy to help you plan your personalised route as we have done a lot of travelling up and down the country to see friends and relations!
Local roads are generally uncrowded and pleasant.
There is a regular train service via Shrewsbury on the Aberystwyth line to Caersws or Machynlleth stations (either is 12 miles away).
We always send detailed instructions to all our lovely guests prior to arrival as SATNAV/'tom tom' ends down the lane at my friend Sally's house!!!!! With the instructions the journey should be fairly stress free.