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The Lion Hotel is set in the heart of Mid Wales and is an excellent base for exploring the spectacular beauty of the area and its many attractions. Guests staying with us are welcome to go fishing on The River Ithon in front of The Lion on our own stretch of fishing rights.

The area is rich in history with the famous Llananno Church within a mile, where guests can see the fantastic late 15th century Rood Screen. The 13th century St Cynllo’s Church in the village of Llanbister is also worth a visit along with the ruins of Castell Tin Boeth and the ruins of the 12th century Abbey at Abbeycwmhir. Ray Thomas, one of the proprietors is a local history enthusiast and is more than happy to pass on his local knowledge.We are also happy to advise on local trails and do pick ups and deliveries to local walks.

The Elan Valley Estate with it’s huge resevoirs is a wonderful place to visit in any season. Teaming with wildflie and natural beauty, with designated walks and cycle paths to suit all abilities.

The Lion Hotel is ideally situated for guests visiting the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, the UK’s biggest agricultural show. The show takes place every July at nearby Builth Wells. As well as the RWAS, there is also a Spring Festival and Winter Fair.

The Lion Hotel is near to the market towns of Llandrindod Wells, Rhayader, Knighton, Presteigne and Newtown where guests can browse the shops and visit Restaurants and pubs.

Powis Castle at Welshpool is a stunning medieval castle which rises out of glorious gardens and the castle also hosts the Clive Musuem with a superb collection of treasures from India. Hergest Croft Gardens at Kington with its old fashioned flower beds is a perfect place to explore and relax

More attractions

Llandrindod Wells
Elan Valley
Powis Caslte
Hall at Abbeycwmhir & 12th Century Abbey Ruins
Hergest Croft Gardens
Small Breeds Park
Childrens Play Barn
Royal Welsh Agricultural Show

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Location for exploring was excellent - John 28/11/23