Discover the Mid Wales Borderlands
Nestled on the border of Shropshire and Powys, Bryn Tanat Hall is perfectly positioned for any number of activities to suit everyone.
Walks in the beautiful North Wales countryside is a joy, Offa’s Dyke long distance footpath is close by and for gentle strolls the Montgomery Canal is a wildlife haven. Llanrhaeadr Waterfall shouldn’t be missed either, higher than Niagara Falls a walk to the top can be quite a challenge! There are the historic market towns like Oswestry and Welshpool to explore or even just relaxing in our riverside gardens and parkland, the question is how much do you want to do? Lots, little or nothing at all?
The area around Bryn Tanat has seen human settlements since the Iron Age. Less than two miles from the Hall itself is the ancient Iron Age fort of Carreghofa. With the area being directly on the border of England and Wales there is evidence of conflict and trade almost everywhere. The nearby market town of Oswestry has been a fortified border town since Roman times and the site of Old Oswestry, the old town’s fortification is still clearly visible to this day.
The border of England and Wales is dotted with fortifications and castles every few miles and the area around Bryn Tanat is no exception. With castles sited in nearby Oswestry, Whittington, Chirk, Welshpool, Shrewsbury and Montgomery this area provides extensive proof of it’s hotly contested past. Our area is renowned too for the wealth of National Trust Properties, not only castles but intriguing mansions such as Attingham Park and the gardens at Powis Castle are world renowned.
A little further afield though nearer to the present can be found the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in Telford and the iconic Ironbridge.
Shropshire, North and Mid Wales Borderlands rich in history and character, just waiting to be explored.