Caereinion Medical Practice is located in the heart of the community of Llanfair Caereinion in a beautiful part of Mid Wales. It's a rural but not remote community within an hours' drive of Snowdonia and the Welsh coast to the west, and to the medieval town of Shrewsbury to the east which according to the 2016 Visitors guide was voted “the second happiest place to live in the United Kingdom”.
Llanfair Caereinion is within easy access to Chester, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham and local towns of Welshpool and Newtown are a 15 minute drive away. It is within an hours drive of the wonderful mountains of Cader Idris and the Aran Fawddwy in the southern borders of Snowdonia National Park and the less strenuous walks of the Mawddach Trail from Dolgellau to Barmouth and the Precipice walk with it's stunning views down the Mawddach estuary.
Llanfair Caereinion, one of the smallest towns in the county of Powys, sits upon the river Banwy (also known as the Einion). and is built upon the site of an old Roman fort. The town’s name is a combination of Llan, church, Mair, Mary and caer, fort and Einion, a personal name – meaning the “church of St Mary at the fort of Einion”
The community has routes of local and national importance; the B4389 and the A495 are primary routes of local importance whilst the A458 is an important tourism artery to the mid-Wales coast and North Wales.
Local attractions include Powis Castle - a castle built around 1200 as a medieval fortress and its world-famous gardens; the RSPB nature reserve at Lake Vyrnwy - a reservoir built in the 1880's to supply fresh water for Liverpool, and the local Welshpool - Llanfair light railway which draws thousands of visitors every year https://wllr.org.uk/.
Not far from the surgery front door is the local leisure centre Caereinion Leisure Centre (freedom-leisure.co.uk) which is used for a range of community events but also has a great fitness suite and racquet sports.
If it’s a swim you fancy, then look no further than Welshpool Leisure Centre which has larger, more diverse leisure facilities Flash Leisure Centre | Welshpool (freedom-leisure.co.uk) and is only 10 minutes away from Caereinion.
The beautiful coastal town of Barmouth is only 38 miles away to the west, where you can find everything you need to quench your coastal needs and desires.
If cycling is your passion, then you will be happy to know that Wales boasts some of the best mountain biking and road cycling in the country including Coed-y-Brenin, situated some 30 miles North West of Caereinion, Revolution Bike Park in Llangynnog (18 miles north) and Bwlch Nant yr Arian (30 miles West).
The practice is only a hop skip and jump from the spectacular mountain reserve in Southern Snowdonia, of over 450 hectares of breath-taking landscape, rugged summits, glacial lakes and a mossy wooded gorge. It’s here where you will find the iconic and challenging peak of Cader Idris, which means “Chair of Idris” from the giant warrior poet of Welsh legend. This hike is classed as a walk of a lifetime.
If a round of Golf is how you prefer to spend your leisure time, you will be happy to know there are quite a few Golf Courses within touching distance of Caereinion.
Both the bilingual primary and secondary school in the town have a good reputation. There are also several private schools within easy commute including Shrewsbury School, Oswestry School and Morton Hall School.
The housing market is buoyant throughout Powys and Wales overall, and there are still gems to be found.