Pen-y-Dyffryn Hotel is about thirty minutes drive from the National Trust owned Powis Castle.
Powis Castle is a fairy-tale red sandstone castle with magnificent gardens and The Clive Museum inside. The gardens are always colourful and packed with flowering plants at the peak of perfection. Prince Charles is usually in residence as “Prince of Wales” during the last week in July, but he is not always painting in the gardens! Powys is often busy, but a new café has been opened at the far corner of the gardens which is quiet and a welcome place to stop before exploring the woodland garden. The gardens are large so there is plenty of space for everyone. A good place to visit on the way to Powys Castle is the Dingle Nursery/Derwen Garden Centre near Guilsfield. They grow a large percentage of the plants on sale on the hills surrounding the nursery and are reasonably priced and very good quality.