Attractions in the surrounding area

Children are most welcome at the metropole. We have a selection of family rooms and children’s menus, so all ages can enjoy the experience of staying at the metropole.

Arts and Crafts

Erwood Station Craft Centre – visit website

An inspiring hidden marvel. A centre of local excellence supporting over 80 Welsh artists. Woodturner working, refreshments, river side walks, picnic site, nineteenth century carriages with gallery exhibitions. googlemaps 20min drive to hotel

Welsh Royal Crystal – visit website

Wales’ only commercial maker of hand made Welsh Crystal with all stages of manufacture carried out in our own factory. googlemaps 16min drive to hotel

Llanwrtyd & District Heritage and Arts Centre – visit website

Friendly local heritage centre with interactive displays, arts and crafts. Groups welcome. Free entry. Open April to October, Thu-Sun, 10am – 4pm. googlemaps 27min drive to hotel


Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre visit website

A magical place to experience animals, birds, and owls. Herefordshire family attraction of the year. googlemaps 35min drive to hotel

Red Kite Feeding Station & Nature Trail visit website

Wild Red Kites are fed at Gigrin Farm every day of the year – breathtaking feats of aerial piracy. N.F.U. Finalist – Rural Attraction of the Year. googlemaps 17min drive to hotel

The Magic of Life visit website

Hundreds of colourful butterflies, giant caterpillars and bizarre insects. Valley and woodland walks nearby. googlemaps 67min drive to hotel


The Judge’s Lodging visit website

Stunningly restored, award-winning Victorian townhouse, adjoining court and cells, capturing the ‘upstairs, downstairs’ life of a most unusual household. googlemaps 33min drive to hotel

The Thomas Shop visit website

This museum shop will excite nostalgia for those who remember a time when shopping was a cultural experience, and an opportunity to learn and connect with the past for the younger generation. googlemaps 9min drive to hotel

Family fun

Quackers Play Barn visit website

With a 4 lane slide, double drop slide, tube slide, roller racers, rope bridge, ball pool, softball cannons, outside large sandpit, race track with pedal go-karts and a nature walk round the lake there is plenty to keep the children entertained. googlemaps 7min drive to hotel

Silver Mountain Experience visit website

Where fact meets fantasy! A day out for the whole family with a choice of guided tours, a mining museum, gem panning, den building, two quiz trails, fun games and much more set around a uniquely preserved silver-lead mine. Café and gift shop. googlemaps 52min drive to hotel


Black Mountain Activities visit website

Great outdoor activities from climbing to abseiling, to pot holing or white water rafting

Heart of Wales Riding School visit website

Ponies and Horses for all standard of riders and an ideal way to see the beautiful countryside

Underhill Riding Stables visit website

Family owned business set in 100 acres of beautiful rolling Mid Wales countryside to suit all ages and abilities