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Newtown (Welsh: Y Drenewydd) is a town with a population of 10,541 (1993) lying on the River Severn in Mid Wales. The town is best known as the birthplace of Robert Owen in 1771, his former house now being a museum.

Newtown was founded in the tenth century and grew in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries around the textile and flannel industry and the arrival of the Montgomeryshire branch of the Shropshire Union Canal. In 1838, the town saw Wales' first Chartist demonstration.

The town was designated as a "new town" in 1967 and has seen a large population growth as companies and people have settled, changing the rural market town character.

Other attractions in the town include a museum about W. H. Smith newsagents, founded in the town in 1792, a textile museum, the Royal Welsh Warehouse built by Pryce Pryce-Jones to house the world's first mail order service, a theatre and an arts centre.

Gregynog, a country house now owned by the University of Wales and built by Lord Davies of LLandinam, is nearby.

Newtown hosted the National Eisteddfod in 1965.

For more information see: http://www.newtown.org.uk/

 Trains: Newtown is on The Cambrian Line

 Football: Newtown AFC

 Libraries:
 Newtown Library
       Park Lane
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 1EJ
       01686 626934
       Mon 9:30am-5:30pm
       Tue 9:30am-7:00pm
       Wed 9:30am-5:30pm
       Thur 9:30am-5:30pm
       Fri 9:30am-7:00pm
       Sat 9:30am-1:00pm

 Cinemas:
 Regent
       Broad Street
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 2NA
       http://www.regentnewtown.co.uk/index.php

 Golf:
 St Giles Golf Club
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 3AJ
       01686 625844

 Rugby: Newtown RFC

 Vets:
 Hafren Veterinary Group
       Gorphwysfa
       Llanidloes Rd
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 1HA
       01686 625344

 Vastre Veterinary Centre
       Unit 8 Vastre Ind Est
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 1DZ
       01686 626111

 Tourist Information Centre

 Telephone:

01686 625580

 Fax:

01686 610065

 Email:

[email protected]

 Address:

The Park
Back Lane
Newtown
Powys
SY16 2PW

 Hours:

Winter 7 Days 9:30-17:00
Summer
7 Days 9:30-17:00

 Pubs/Bars:
 Angel
       4 High Street
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 2NX

 The Bell Hotel
       30 Commercial St
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 2DE
       01686 625540

 Black Boy Hotel
       Broad Street
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 2NA
       01686626436

 The Buck Inn
       19 High St
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 2NP
       01686 622699

 The Cambrian Vaults
       New Rd
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 1BG
       01686 622501

 The Castle Vaults
       46 Broad Street
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 2AU
       01686 627517

 The Cross Guns Inn
       32 Park Street
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 1EF

 The Elephant and Castle
       Broad Street
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 2BQ
       01686 626271

 The Exchange
       Broad Street
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 2NA
       01686 621814

 The Flying Shuttle
       Llanidloes Rd
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 1HL
       01686 627544

 The Grapes
       3 Commercial Street
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 2BL
       01686 624488


 B&B's/Guesthouses
 Cefn Gwyn Farm B&B
       Cefn-Gwyn Farm
       Trefeglwys
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY17 5RF 
 01686 430648
 [email protected]
 http://www.cefngwyn.co.uk

 The Gro Guest House
       Pool Road
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 3AL 
 01686 626383
 01686 626383
 [email protected]

 The Grove Guest House
       Wern Ddu Lane
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 3DN 
 01686 622591
 [email protected]
 http://www.avaweb.co.uk/powys/grove/home.html

 The Lion Hotel
       Shortbridge Street
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 2LR
       01686 625807

 The Pheasant Inn
       14 Market St
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 2PQ
       01686 625383

 The Queens Head
       Pool Road
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 1DG
       01686 626461

 The Railway Tavern
       Old Kerry Road
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 1BH
       01686 626156

 The Red Dragon
       Plantation Lane
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 1LH
       01686 625891

 The Sarn Inn
       Main Road
       Sarn
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 4EJ

 Splitz Bar
       Wesley Street
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 2NW

 The Sportsman
       17 Severn St
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 2AQ
       01686 625885

 The Victoria Vaults
       15 Broad St
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 2NA
       01686 626436

 The Waggon and Horses
       Lower Canal Road
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 2JB
       01686 625790

 Wheatsheaf Inn
       Pool Road
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 1DJ

 Highgate Farmhouse B&B
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 3LF 
 01686 623763
 01686 629194
 [email protected]

 Park House B&B
       Llanidloes Road
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 1HF 
 01686 610366
 01686 610366
 [email protected]
 http://www.parkhousenewtown.co.uk

 Plas Canol Guest House
       Newtown
       New Road
       Newtown
       Powys
       SY16 1AS 
 01686 625598


 

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Also famous as the home of the worlds first Mail Order business started by Pryce Jones's Royal Welsh Warehouse which supplied welsh flanned to Queen Victoria . Newtown was also at the forefront of the woollen industry and known as the Leeds of Wales, based on hand looming.
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