Situated 4 miles north of Llandrindod Wells, Ithon Valley Lodge Park is an ideal base from which to explore the glorious Mid-Wales countryside. The surrounding views are stunning and you are never far away from points of interest. Llandrindod Wells is a small, historic spa town featuring a number of small cafes, restaurants and shops that plays host to the Heart of Wales Walking Festival every September.
The nearby Elan Valley, a beautiful and unspoilt natural area is often referred to as the ‘Lake District of Wales’. This large expanse of the Cambrian Mountains has a system of Victorian reservoirs and dams and the surrounding countryside offers some of the finest walking and mountain biking areas in the UK.
The Royal Welsh Show also takes place 11 miles away in the agricultural and market town of Builth Wells. This annual event showcases not only the best of Welsh livestock and Welsh produced food and drink but also provides something for everyone through its wide range of activities including crafts, horticulture and countryside sports.
Ithon Valley Lodge Park is also ideally situated in-between the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia for those who may want to venture a little further from the tranquil Mid-Wales countryside and explore the two of the UK’s most breath-taking National Parks.
During your stay in one of our luxury welsh holiday lodges, you may wish to go out and explore all the wonders that Mid Wales has to offer. Being just a short car ride away from places such as Builth Wells, Llandrindod Wells and Newtown our lodges are in the perfect place for culture lovers.
Llandrindod Wells is just a 5 minute drive from our country lodges and has a lot to offer. For the keen cyclist, there is the National Cycle Museum. The museum showcases a collection of bicycles, some ageing back as far as 1818, as well as cycling books, accessories and paraphernalia. Being just a short walk from our park, the National Cycle Museum is the perfect place to visit at some point during your forest holiday.
If you’re someone who loves to learn new skills, then Alex Allpress Pottery School is the place for you. Also located in Llandrindod Wells, Alex Allpresss Pottery School teaches beginners how to mould with clay and learn all about pottery. Alex will be there to guide you and even puts on shows including his own artwork. Alex Allpress Pottery School is a must visit for those who have an interest in arts and sculptures.
Just a 20-minute drive away from our holiday park is Builth Wells. Builth Wells is rich with activities, events and places to visit whilst staying in Mid Wales. The Welsh Overland Safari is a nature and wildlife tour lead by Richard Davies, exploring the landscapes and wildlife on offer in Mid Wales. With over 20 years of experience, Richard Davies wishes to share his passion and knowledge with like-minded adventurers. The Welsh Overland safari is a great day out and an experience that you will never forget.
Another place to visit is Erwood Station Gallery. Erwood Station Gallery is a former railway station turned gallery, which now displays modern artwork from Welsh artists. It is a great place to visit for art lovers as it showcases lesser known art pieces from modern Welsh artists and gives an insight into Welsh culture.
Builth Wells also hosts the Royal Welsh Show once a year towards the end of July. The Royal Welsh Show is one of the largest agricultural shows in Europe. The show lasts for four days and attracts more than 200,000 visitors each year, making it a major boom for tourism in Wales. People come from all across the UK to attend the event and if you’re in the area it’s definitely not something you’d want to miss.
For those looking to venture out further, Newtown is just a 40-minute drive from our holiday park and is home to some of Mid Wales’ most popular attractions. If you’re interested in learning more about Welsh culture and history, then you may want to visit Dolforwyn castle. Dolforwyn Castle is in the hills only 5 miles outside Newtown. The medieval castle gives tourists a stunning view of the upper Severn valley and is a perfect example of a Welsh tourist attraction.
Also in Newtown, the Hafren Entertainment Venue is Powys’ biggest arena and hosts a variety of shows all year around including Welsh singers, comedians and theatrical performances. It showcases some of the best talent Wales has to offer.
Our lodge park is also only a 2-hour drive from Snowdonia National Park, one of the most popular and breath-taking national parks in the UK. Snowdonia is the biggest attraction in Mid Wales meaning there is a lot to do there. For the more adventurous people you may want to climb the UKs 4th tallest mountain, Snowdon. With its highest point reaching 1038 metres, the views from Snowdon are unlike anything else you will ever experience in your life. If you can make it to the top, it will be a phenomenal experience that you will never forget.
Also near Snowdonia, Harlech castle is a medieval castle which is one of the most cherished and important structures in Wales. Dating back to the 13th century, Harlech castle is one of Wales’s oldest castles and an important piece of Welsh history. The castle is free to visit and a very interesting attraction overall.
Swallow Falls is located in Conwy near Snowdonia, it is one of Wales’ biggest waterfalls and attracts thousands of visitors a year due its natural beauty. Swallow Falls is a big attraction in Mid Wales and you wouldn’t want to miss out on seeing it.
The Brecon Beacons are just an hour and a half away from Ithon Valley and the Brecon Beacon National Park is a site full of natural attractions and beauty. For the mountaineers out there, Brecon Beacons is home to the Pen-y-Fan mountain. Pen-y-Fan is the highest peak in South Wales reaching a height of 886 metres and is climbed by thousands each year and has an incredible view from the top. In terms of natural beauty, Pen-y-fan is one of the most incredible places in the whole of Wales and is definitely worth climbing.
Also near Brecon Beacons is the Red Kite feeding site in Rhayader. The site was opened in 2002 with support from Brecon Beacons National Park. The site provides bird lovers with a great opportunity to see Red Kites and other rare birds in action. Being only a few feet from these incredible birds you will get the full bird watching experience and see over 50 birds feeding and competing with each other. This site is just a short drive away from the Brecon Beacons National Park and makes for an incredible day out.
Within a 45-minute drive of Brecon Beacons and Ithon Valley is the Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye. If you’re visiting our holiday park between the end of May and the start of June and take an interest in literature and arts, then you may want to attend the Hay Festival. With tens of thousands of visitors every year, the annual literary and arts festival sees writers, poets, politicians and comedians come together for 10 days for the event and share stories and ideas.