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Welshpool Hotels and Guest Houses

Gwaenynog Farmhouse
DOLANOG, Welshpool, SY21 0LJ
   +44 (0)1938 810236
Single from: £75.00
Double from: £75.00
per room per night
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Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa
Llanwddyn, Welshpool, SY10 0LY
   +44 (0)1691 870692
Single from: £87.55
Double from: £87.55
per room per night
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As the fourth largest town in the county of Powys, Welshpool often gets lost in the mix when people talk about the most prominent cities in the area. The fact that Welshpool is situated very low alongside the Severn River doesn't help matters either, as the swampy area gave birth to the city's original name which, in Welsh, translates into "the sinking or marshy land".

Despite its spongy terrain, Welshpool still has some impressive elements about it that truly brings its name up from obscurity and makes it a city of beauty and awe. Chief among these is the Long Mountain which, aside from being an ages-old defensive bolster against invasion over the centuries, serves as a gorgeous backdrop to the otherwise flat land surrounding Welshpool. This isn't to say that the city is barren of impressive features, however, and many of Welshpool's most lauded features are actually man-made, owing to the fact that the city has been an important part of the English landscape during times of woe and war for centuries untold. The best example of this would be the grand Powis Castle, a towering edifice that can still be seen in all its glory from the city streets as one wanders through the antiquated Georgian houses and buildings that also draw countless visitors each year.

An equally impressive relic, albeit one that is more dubious in distinction, would be the brick cockpit that was built in the early 1700s for the as-yet legal practice of cockfighting. The sport was banned by 1850 but the six-sided pit still stands in Welshpool as a historical site and is the only preserved cockpit in all of the United Kingdom. If it seems like Welshpool has fewer historical sites than many of its neighbors, it shouldn't come as a surprise that the city was nearly leveled to the ground in the 1400s during the rebellion of the upstart Owain Glyndwr against King Henry IV. Welshpool had the misfortune of being one of the cities that Glyndywr decimated on his path to the King and as a result many of the most impressive and historically important structures in the city were laid to waste. All the same, Glyndywr's onward march is an interesting aspect of history in and of itself and the city has memorialized the path of destruction he wrought in the National Trail Glyndywr's Way. Visitors can walk the same steps that Owain walked many centuries ago and peruse the interesting signs and monuments that are scattered along the way.

These days, like much of its history, Welshpool still makes much of its income on the agriculture and local industry trades. The largest sheep market in Europe, the Smithfield Livestock Market, operates in Welshpool as do many other companies of national renown. Put simply, Welshpool carries on much in the same way as it has in years past, making the city unique in the fact that, no matter what malady or ailment afflicts it, the citizens simply keep on living their lives. This is a truly remarkable trait for a city to have.

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