History

Our History
General Information about Welshpool 

The Town of Welshpool is located 20 miles west of Shrewsbury and is the gateway to Mid Wales. The Town had a registered population in the 2011 census of 6,664.

The Town boasts many amenities including a main line railway station and a good shopping centre and markets.  There are 1500 car spaces and free toilets  making it easy to visit this lovely market town.  The attractions include Welshpool Livestock Market, one of the largest livestock auction markets in the world; Powis Castle; Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway; Powysland Museum; the Cock Pit (the oldest fighting cock pit building on its original site) and a Motte and Bailey Castle. There are two interesting Town Trails and many good walks around the Town in stunning countryside.  There are plenty of places to eat, have a coffee or have a drink. You will always find a warm welcome in Welshpool. A good place to start is the Tourist Information Centre, open seven days a week, which offers the full service and is situated in the main Church Street car park

                                     

The History of Welshpool

For the Heritage Trail and a concise history of Welshpool, please visit:

www.welshpooltowncouncil.gov.uk/history.html