Welshpool is a border town in Mid Wales, with much English influence. Its Welsh name is Trallwng.
The town is 17 miles West of Shrewsbury, and is on the River Severn.
The Old Station is now a visitor centre, shop and restaurant. Welshpool is still accessible by rail, but there is a new station the other side of the main road.
The town centre has a fine collection of buildings from the Tudor, Georgian and Victorian periods, and there is a 16th century Cockpit still standing.
At the Canal Wharf is the Powysland Museum and the Montgomery Canal Centre. It is from here that canal boat trips run.
There is also a narrow guage railway, the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway, which connects the town with Llanfair Caereinion.
Just outside the town is the early 13th century Powis Cstle, which was later transformed into an Elizabethan mansion. In the garden is a Douglas Fir, which is believed to be the tallest tree in Britain.