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Newtown

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For other places with the same name, see Newtown (disambiguation).
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Newtown [1] (Welsh:Y Drenewydd) is in Mid Wales. A former hub of the textile industry, it lies on the River Severn (Welsh:Afon Hafren) and is now home to high tech industries. It retains a traditional town centre of independent shops and many pubs and cafes. There's also an art gallery, nightclub and indoor market. The name of the town is deceptive as it has been in existence since the 13th Century, when a market was established here.

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Newtown is well connected by bus and train. Buses run to destinations including Llandrindod and Llanidloes in Wales, and Shrewsbury in England. Trains run on the Cambrian line. To the west there are services to Machynlleth and Aberystwyth and on the Cambrian Coast line through Tywyn and Barmouth to Pwllheli. To the east, Welshpool and then on to Shrewsbury and Birmingham in central England.

Get around[edit]

The town centre is easily explored on foot.

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The Robert Owen Memorial Museum
  • Robert Owen Museum, The Cross, Broad Street, Newtown (Opposite the town clock), 01686 626345, [2]. Monday - Friday: 9.30am - 12noon and 2pm -3.30pm. Saturday: 9.30am - 11.30am. This museum is dedicated to the life and legacy of Newtown's most celebrated son, the Victorian social reformer Robert Owen. Owen is best known for his work at New Lanark, in Scotland. Admission free..  edit

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  • The Rainbows End, 42 Broad Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2AU (A short walk from Newtown Train Station), 01686 624280, [3]. Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:30. Find a wide collection of gifts, clothing, shoes and accessories for men and women. Offering a range of brands including Marco Tozzi, Heavenly Feet, Adini, Capri and more. Friendly staff and a welcoming retail shop.  edit


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The Bank Cafe is great for lunch, drinks and cakes. Their menu includes a tasty homity pie with salad and other traditional favourites. It's in a cosy old wooden-beamed house.

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