The Royal Oak

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Gladestry is a quaint, traditional welsh farming village in the county of Powys. Nestled in striking countryside on the England / Wales border and situated on the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail, it sits in between nearby towns Kington and Hay on Wye. The scenic village is surrounded by trails, public footpaths, bridleways and is on multiple cycle routes making it a great base for adventurous visitors exploring the local area on foot, two wheels or four legs!

Kington is a pretty, small market town in the Marches, 4.5 miles away and an approximate 2 hour walk east over Hergest Ridge, the namesake of musician Mike Oldfield’s second studio album. Hergest Ridge is a must for keen walkers, with wild ponies and stunning wildlife and exotic Monkey Puzzle trees at its summit. Kington has regular produce markets and a thriving High Street and is home to the much loved Small Breeds Farm Park & Owl Centre.

Hay on Wye is 10 miles away - a stunning, scenic 20 minute drive through open countryside / approximately a 4 hour walk. The picturesque ‘Town of Books' is situated on the idyllic River Wye, which is loved for its canoeing and kayaking, and is world famous for it’s annual literature and arts festival, Hay Festival, and its 30 plus bookshops.

Slightly further afield and into Wales are must see sites & events include the Elan Valley Dams in Rhayader, the annual Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells and the breathtaking Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains, and into England for the Herefordshire Black and White towns and villages and stunning riverside city of Hereford who’s cathedral is home to the Mappa Mundi.

For guests staying at The Royal Oak for a minimum of two nights and using us as a base for walking between Gladestry and Kington, Hay on Wye, or Knighton, lifts are available upon request.

Gladestry isn’t currently served by public transport, so unless you are arriving in your own car or are passing through on foot or bike, you may need to make use of a local taxi service. If this is required, please don’t hesitate to ask us for assistance. Kington and Hay on Wye are on regular bus routes and other nearby towns Leominster and Llandrindod Wells are both on mainline train routes.