Powys is a principal area, local-government county and preserved county in Mid Wales and the largest county in Wales by land area. Powys covers the historic counties of Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire, most of Brecknockshire, and a small part of Denbighshire.
This area is named after the older Welsh/British Kingdom of Powys, which in the sixth century CE comprised the northern two thirds of the area as well as most of Shropshire and adjacent areas now in England.
The majority of the Powys population is made up of villages and small towns. Most of Powys is mountainous, with north-south transportation by car being difficult. Powys has the lowest population density of all the principal areas of Wales.
Things to do
At the heart of Wales, Mid Wales and the Brecon Beacons, is a long established destination for walkers, and with two National Trails, two long distance many riverside walks plus a number of shorter walks, exploring the history of this remote and beautiful area has never been so enjoyable.
Mid Wales really does have something for everyone from the beautiful Cambrian Coast and Cardigan Bay to the famous Brecon Beacons It's a place to relax, and soak up the scenery. You will lose yourself exploring the beautiful regions of Mid Wales.
There's something about the market towns. Each has its own distinct atmosphere and a warm Welsh welcome. Lined with independent stores, boutiques, museums and galleries, and plenty of great local food to satisfy even the biggest of appetites.