Out & About

Discover lovely Lake Vyrnwy and the beautiful serenity of Lake Bala. Experience the grandeur and history of Powis Castle and Gardens. Explore the medieval towns of Chester and Shrewsbury. Relax and rejuvenate in the spectacular Snowdonia National Park



This pleasant village lies in the beautiful Tanat Valley at the foot of the Berwyn Mountains, only 4 miles from one of the Seven Wonders of Wales - the magnificent Pistyll Rhaeadr - a stunning 240 ft high waterfall in glorious countryside.

Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant is full of Welsh charm and was also the location for the successful film starring Hugh Grant ‘The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain’, and more recently the film ‘Nativity 2’ starring David Tennant. The village boasts two general stores, a newsagents, a Post Office, a butchers, two pubs, one hotel, one cafe and a fish and chip shop. It is surrounded by lovely countryside, providing walking trails for all abilities including Berwyn Ridge Walk and a trail to the summit of the waterfall.

Lake Vyrnwy

Lake Vyrnwy

Lake Vyrnwy, with the renowned ‘Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa’, is within a fifteen minute drive and allows you to enjoy the beautiful Berwyn Mountains at their very best, whilst providing a host of sporting and leisure activities, including sailing and cycle hire for the more energetic members of your party.



Shrewsbury is one of England's finest medieval market towns, home to beautiful buildings, designer shops, quirky alleyways and fine restaurants - a perfect mixture of the very old and the very new.

This lovely old town boasts over 600 listed buildings, including Shrewsbury Castle, the world famous Shrewsbury Abbey - home to fictional 'Brother Cadfael' and of course, Shrewsbury's most famous son, Charles Darwin who was born and educated in Shrewsbury.

The River Severn forms a loop around the town centre offering gentle riverside walks or enjoy a relaxing journey along the river on the Sabrina pleasure boat. The town is home to the renowned ‘Shrewsbury Flower Show’ and you will find that whatever the season, you can delight in exceptional floral displays throughout the town, its parks and gardens.



This very pretty and historic city is well worth a day trip to delve into the town’s Roman history and walk the fine city walls, along which you will also find the tower from which King Charles I watched his troops do battle in the English Civil War. Parts of the city are at least two thousand years old.

However you choose to spend your day in this lovely town, you will be surrounded by history and beautiful architecture, including ‘The Rows’ which are the world’s only Tudor black and white two-tiered shopping gallery - literally a step back in time!

Also not to be missed, is Chester Racecourse and of course, Chester Zoo.

Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia National Park

The Snowdonia National Park is a special part of the country where people come to relax and enjoy a wide range of leisure activities in spectacular surroundings.

Snowdonia's landscape is unique. The nine mountain ranges cover approximately 52% of the Park and include many peaks that are over 3,000 feet. Apart from the beauty and charm of its high mountains, Snowdonia is a delightfully varied landscape of steep river gorges, waterfalls and green valleys. Oak, ash, rowan and hazel woodlands are found scattered throughout the Park whilst the beautiful Dyfi, Mawddach and Dwyryd estuaries and 23 miles of coastline and sandy beaches contribute to the overall diversity of the landscape. Not to be missed too are the thrilling attractions of ‘Bounce Below’ and ‘Zip World’ located in Bethesda - a guaranteed fun day out to remember.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding your stay at Castell Courtyard, please visit the contact page using the link below


07791 257984


Castell Courtyard, Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, Oswestry
SY10 0BJ