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Live to Aspire

Indulge in a different type of lifestyle, spend your weekends exploring the countryside and having epic adventures, you’ll always find something to do — wild, new, exciting or relaxing. 

We’re big on wide-open spaces, we’ve got national parks with lots of

areas with outstanding natural beauty, and great expanses of forest

and woodland. There are major mountain ranges – the Brecon Beacons

– with some lesser (but no less beautiful) uplands, which fall away into

broad river valleys.

In other words, there are epic landscapes around every bend including

The Elan Valley Lakes and rivers, the Cambrian Mountains, the Brecon

Beacons National Park to the south, and bordering the Snowdonia

National Park in the north. We’ve also got some impressive waterfalls,

such as Pystyll Rhaeadr, which is higher than Niagara Falls.

Whilst Mid Wales is rural, we’re not necessarily stuck in the sticks,

there’s style and substance here, plus your money goes further out

west. With small spa and lively market towns such as Llandrindod Wells

in place of large cities, waterfalls instead of busy walkways, combined

with mountains, lakes and great people. Commuting is easier with well

connected access to major towns and cities with good rail links, trunk

road networks, and national bus links.

The rural life is the great outdoors and healthy living. It is about community

spirit and togetherness with strong local neighbourhood networks. It’s also

about wellbeing and offering safe and supportive communities to live and

grow, It’s a place to remember how to relax.

Feel at home

Whether you’re bound for a lively town or off to the calm of the countryside, choosing where you’ll live is an important decision.

Fortunately, there’s ample choice to suit your new lifestyle in Powys whether you’re renting or buying, so you make the best choice for you and your family.

Well connected towns

In 2016 terraced properties sold for an average price of £129,005, while semi-detached properties fetched £151,437.

 

Population Figures:

Breath Easy

So you’ve unpacked the kettle and tasted a slice of our local bars brith, now what? Ensuring that your family remains happy and healthy is next on your checklist, with excellent healthcare and our councils commitment to creating a healthier Wales means your wellbeing is looked after.

Afterall, this is a county that doesn’t stand still. There’s lots to see and do with biking and cycling, water sports, horse riding, walking, motorsports, climbing, caving, golf, fishing, activity centres, waterways, and parks and gardens to ensure a great work-life balance. There are 16 leisure centres with a host of facilities and activities where you can make new friends while trying something new. And there is FREE SWIMMING for all under 17s living in Wales during school holidays.

Minor injury Unit

Within Powys there are ten community hospitals, four of which provide minor injury unit facilities.

Accident & Emergency

General accident and emergency facilities are provided at the many General Hospitals bordering the county including;

 

When you live in Mid Wales, you and your family have access to a range of healthcare services - many of them free.

 

Stretch your legs

Ghost-haunted lakes, defeated giants and wizards: myths and legends await you around every corner. The site of major battles through the ages Powys has a story to tell.

Littered with castle sites (640 to be exact) and battlefields, you can read about our ancestors in books and you can see what they saw, touch what they touched, walk a mile in their shoes. Whether you’re looking for adventure or an opportunity to kick back and relax, Powys is the perfect destination for you and your family. Surrounded by dramatic waterfalls, hiking trails and unspoilt National Parks, the heart of Wales is a fantastic base for a truly unique lifestyle.

The Brecon Beacons National Park, stretches from the dramatic limestone country of the Black Mountain 

(singular) in the west through to the English border beyond the Black Mountains. The best bases are the tiny city of Brecon or the market towns such as Hay-on-Wye, the former a foodie paradise, the latter a must for bibliophiles.

North of the popular Beacons lie the old spa towns, such as Llanwrytd Wells, known throughout the land for its eccentric events, and Llandrindod Wells. The quiet countryside is crossed by spectacular mountain roads is sparsely populated, dotted with ancient churches and introspective villages.

Heading to the east where you’ll find the border town of Knighton, the home of the flourishing Offa’s Dyke Path industry. Like many country towns in Mid-Wales, beautiful Llanidloes has a healthy stock of old hippies among its population, contributing to a thriving arts and crafts community and a relaxed atmosphere. Montgomeryshire is the northern portion of Powys, similarly underpopulated and remote. Its largest town, Welshpool, is home to Powis Castle, one of the country’s finest fortresses, and is also close to Lake Vyrnwy, a delightful spot for rambling and nature watching.

A year-round programme of cultural events including the Hay Festival, How The Light Gets In and Brecon Jazz draws visitors from all over the world, not forgetting the more obscure events like the World Bog Snorkelling Championships to keep you entertained. And you won’t get far in our market towns before you stumble across a theatre, gallery or concert hall.

 

Learn the

Welsh way

Education is important to us in Mid Wales and is home to outstanding schools and colleges offering a wide range of subjects which attract students from around the world. 

There are many nursery, pre-school and child care options in Powys to suit your needs. Throughout their learning, Wales’ Curriculum encourages your child to develop their interest, build on their strengths, and learn in creative and encouraging settings.

The County has significantly higher levels of skilled occupations and lower levels of unskilled occupations compared to the rest of Wales. The county has high 

employment levels and with good quality jobs which presents a great opportunity for career development.

We have strong links into the Mid Wales higher education system through the Mid Wales Growing Mid Wales Partnership working with Aberystwyth University, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and NPTC Group in the further education sector.

Secondary School Locations:

Brecon
Builth Wells
Crickhowell

Gwernyfed
Llanfaircaereinion
Llandrindod Wells
Llanfyllin
Llanidloes
Machynlleth
Newtown
Presteigne
Welshpool
Ystradgynlais

Further Education Locations:

Brecon

Newtown