National Trust Properties near Welshpool

Located in Powys and within easy reach of Shropshire; discover beautiful gardens, magnificent houses and fascinating history near to Oakwood Valley Lodges.

From 18th Century Estates to links with India, we have put together 6 National Trust Properties that are within (or just over) an hours drive of the park to spark inspiration for your next holiday in Welshpool.

Eryri National Park (Snowdonia)

Mountains, castles and coast – there’s plenty of adventure to be found in Eryri (Snowdonia), the oldest and biggest of Wales’ three National Parks. Consisting of 11,000 acres of native woodland, 1497 miles of route, 9 mountain ranges and 74 miles of coastline. There is something for everyone – those who want to take on feats such as Snowdon itself, or neighbouring peaks that have just as rewarding views at the summits. Eryri also boasts routes that are accessible for those with disabilities and children’s pushchairs.

Attingham Park Estate

Attingham Park is an 18th-century estate with 200 acres of parkland and Regency Mansion. With the option of a guided tour around the magnificent mansion, discover the stories of those who have made Attingham what it is today. Featuring a restored walled garden, woodland walks and Deer Park- these are not to be missed. After exploring the Estate why not have a spot of lunch in the on-site Carriage House Cafe where fresh produce from the walled garden is used to create seasonal dishes on the menu?

Chirk Castle

Located in an Area of Outstanding National Beauty with over 700 years of history and 5.5 acres of award winning garden, this magnificent medieval fortress is the last Castle of this period still lived in today. One highlight to look out for is the Davies gates – beautiful ornate Baroque gates dating back to 1712! Dogs are welcome around the 480 acre estate of woodland, meadow and grassland with links to Offa’s Dyke path.


Erddig Hall is a much loved 17th-century country house, garden and estate that sits above the Clywedog river. Consisting of a restored formal 18th-century Grade I listed walled garden, Victorian parterre, central canal water feature and fishpond makes this impressive garden worth a visit at any time of the year. Your canine companions are welcome in the 1,200 acre estate of stunning meadows, veteran trees and woodland. The house itself was saved from ruin in the 1970’s and is a treasure trove of fine furniture, textiles and wallpapers.

Powis Castle & Garden

This medieval castle was built in the 13th Century, furnished with intricate tapestries, furniture and world-class paintings. Beneath the castle lies the Italianate Terraces which are considered the finest surviving example of a 17th century terraced garden in Britain. Beyond this the manicured gardens are immaculately kept leading up to the peaceful wooded ridge opposite the castle- the perfect location to take in the view of the whole castle. The Clive Museum, within the old Billiard Room, houses the largest private collection of this type in the UK of South & East Asian artefacts. The surrounding Park and woodlands are home to herds of fallow and red deer- if you visit on the right day it’s a spectacular sight to behold. You can also grab a spot of lunch from the Courtyard Café whilst admiring the peacocks meandering around.

Carding Mill Valley & the Long Mynd

These wildlife-rich heather-covered hills are the perfect location for walking, cycling and horse riding. Many even enjoy a wild swim in the reservoir where you can appreciate panoramic views. Alternatively, if you’re not feeling energetic you can drive to the top of the hills and submerse yourself in the breath-taking views. Whilst there embark on the Lightspout Waterfall walk- following the stream to the four-metre natural water feature Victorian visitors called a “miniature Niagara”.

With a variety of places to explore within easy reach of Oakwood Valley Lodges, start planning your holiday in Welshpool today!

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