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North Powys, Wales

North Powys, Wales
By UK Travel Guides

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Situated between the high, rugged landscape of  Snowdonia and the farmland of Shropshire, North Powys is a gentle and pleasant region whose scenic attractions include the highest waterfall outside Scotland, Pistyll Rhaeadr (one of  the Seven Wonders of Wales), and the peaceful expanse of  Lake Vyrnwy. Built in the 1880s to supply the expanding city of  Liverpool with water, this large reservoir is a splendid feat of  Victorian engineering that later found fame as a location for the film The Dambusters.

The major settlement here is Welshpool, a town situated on the banks of  the River Severn and close to the English border. Originally known as Pool, the prefix was added to ensure that the dispute regarding its nationality was finalised once and for all. From the town, leisurely canal boat trips can be taken along the Montgomery Canal, and there i...
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