Powys is the land of legends and Kings, where witches hide in clouds covering the mountain sides, and ghostly hounds can be heard on the foggy moorland. It is a land of dramatic scenery. The soaring landscape of the Brecon Beacons in the South to the highest waterfall in England and Wales at Pystyll Rhaeadr in the North, and the man made wonders of the Elan Valley Reservoir’s are all within an easy driving distance of Mellington Hall Hotel. And when you have finished exploring, Newtown, the largest town in Powys is just a few minutes away from the hotel for some much needed retail therapy.
For more information please visit - http://www.powys.gov.uk
Shropshire is a county of contrasts. The famous hill country of Wenlock Edge, The Long Mynd, and the two Clees, end abruptly at the Severn Valley and from there the land is surprisingly flat with the Shropshire Plain merging into the Cheshire Plain. The exception is the Wrekin; towering above Wellington at 1330 feet, it seems to be a solo sentinel guarding the Shropshire Hills beyond. There is also a pleasing mixture of architectural styles with Black and White half timbered buildings giving way to stone cottages amongst the hillsides. Buildings of all kinds are to be found in Shrewsbury, one of England’s most unspoilt county towns and a worthwhile day trip for all the family.
For more information please visit - http://www.virtual-shropshire.co.uk