Local interest

Things to do in Llanymynech and the surrounding area


There are several golf courses in the local area, a selection of which are listed below:

Llanymynech Golf Club – A hilly course with stunning views, Ian Woosnam’s home course. As stated on their website “On the 4th hole you tee off in Wales and putt out in England.”

Oswestry Golf Club – Designed by James Braid, ideal for year round play. The course is in the lovely Aston Park and is home to two Ryder Cup Captains.

Mile End Golf Club – A modern 18 hole course covering the Shropshire and Welsh borders.

Henlle Park Golf Club – An 18 hole course set in 130 acres of Georgian parkland, with over 200 years of history.


Lake Vyrnwy

Distance – 20 miles

The lake and surrounding area are perfect for hiking, sailing, cycling and exploring. Bird lovers will enjoy the RSPB bird hides and there’s an impressive sculpture park for art lovers. There are also several charming shops and cafes.

Llanymynech Rocks Nature Reserve

Distance – Right next door

Old quarries, butterflies, flowers and sheep await you here – open at all times of the year.

Offa’s Dyke Foot Path

Distance – Right next door

A 117 mile National Trail, which walkers visit from all over the world. We are the perfect stop off point and many walkers have stayed here over the years.

Montgomery Canal

A 33 mile long canal offering canal boat rides, nature and peaceful countryside walks.

National Trust

Powis Castle – 10 miles

Powis Castle has beautiful formal gardens, yew trees and terraces and is surrounded by parkland where red deer can be seen. The castle is decorated with paintings, sculptures and furniture and also houses the Clive Museum, which displays treasures from India.

Chirk Castle – 14 miles

A Grade 1 Medieval fortress, which includes state rooms, an 18th-century saloon, 5.5 acre gardens, wooded pleasure ground and guided tours March-October.

Erdigg – 19 miles

Erdigg was a family home in the early 20th century, that has been saved from dereliction by National Trust. Wild orchids, snowdrops, spring orchards, parkland, waterfalls and enchanting woodland walks await you.

Attingham Park – 22 miles

A 1785 mansion house and estate, with 200 acres of parkland and woods, a 180 fallow deer herd and walled kitchen garden, orchard and three delightful walks – the Deer Park Walk, Woodland Walk and World War II Walk.

Nearby Towns

Oswestry – 6 miles

The quaint, historic town of Oswestry has a selection of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, a park, an Iron Age hill fort, a market and a museum.

Welshpool – 9 miles

A market town with Georgian architecture, Powis Castle and deer park, steam railway, canal, museum, a market and independent shops and cafés. The Owain Glyndŵr walk goes through Welshpool.

Shrewsbury – 18 miles

Charles Darwin’s home for 27 years (he visited Llanymynech too). The historic town of Shrewsbury is a charming town with a medieval street plan, theatre, impressive market, old prison for tours, quarry, river trips, shopping, restaurants and Shrewsbury Castle and Abbey. There is plenty for young people and families including rock climbing, bowling and arcade, axe throwing, 2 cinemas and trampoline park. There are numerous events there all year round, from Oktoberfest to the Flower Show.

Llangollen – 19 miles

Llangollen is known for its steam railway, festivals and canal where you can enjoy horse-drawn boat trips. The Victoria Promenade walk by the River Dee leads to a play park, bandstand, café and crazy golf. Thrill-seekers will enjoy outdoor pursuits including white water Slalom canoeing, kayaking, paragliding and mountain biking.

Outdoor Activities

Quad biking

Quad Nation

Horse riding

The Hollies, Llanymynech, Powys, SY22 6SQ
01691 839277

Radfords Equestrian Centre

White water rafting

North Wales Rafting

Canal boat trips

Llanymynech Wharf Visitor Centre

Heulwen Trust – Welshpool 

Horse drawn boat trips – Llangollen

Rock climbing

Llanymynech Quarry

Motor sport

Loton Park – The only permanent motor sport venue in Shropshire (location Alberbury, on the B4393, post code SY5 9AG).

Tourist Attractions

The British Ironworks Centre & Shropshire Sculpture Park – 7.5 miles

An interesting and fun attraction for adults and children, from the people behind the Knife Angel sculpture which has toured the country.

Park Hall Farm – 9 miles

The perfect place for a family day out, that the kids especially will love.

The World Heritage site at Ironbridge – 35 miles

Many attractions make up Ironbridge, meaning their will be something there for everyone. A great place to learn about local history.

Llangollen Railway Station

For lovers of trains and breathtaking scenery.