Bunkhouse at the Workhouse, Y Dolydd, Workhouse, Llanfyllin, SY22 5LD

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The well equipped bunkhouse at Y Dolydd Llanfyllin Workhouse offers a unique holiday experience. Stay in one of the last remaining Victorian workhouses still open to the public. Set in 6.5 acres of beautifully peaceful grounds, Y Dolydd is a registered charity owned and managed by the community to renovate and conserve the largest community funded heritage project in Wales. Handy for Welshpool, Oswestry & Shrewsbury and close to the Berwyn Mountains National Nature Reserve, it has access to a range of outdoor and adventure activities including scrambling, water sports, walking and cycling. Nearby attractions include Lake Vyrnwy and Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall, the tallest single drop waterfall in the UK and Revolution bike park. The 24 bed bunkhouse is open all year. Y Dolydd is also a venue and is available for exclusive hire for your wedding, private party, festival, conference or meeting. Catering and licenced bar available by arrangement. The History Centre is open daily 10am - 5pm, is free to enter and is well worth a visit to learn more about the building and the people who lived and worked in it.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Snowdonia and North Wales and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    24: 1x4, 1x8, 1x12
  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    £16 incl. linen, duvets & pillow. Group discounts may apply.
  • Booking:

    via phone or email.
  • Directions:

    Do not use Satnav. Llanfyllin is on A490 Oswestry to Welshpool road. The Workhouse is the large Victorian building on the right just before you enter town.
  • Public Transport:

    Trains: Shrewsbury & Welshpool. Buses to Welshpool. The Tanat Valley Bus runs a request stop service from Welshpool which drops at the gate.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks
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Latest Blog about Bunkhouse at the Workhouse

The Lonely Tree of Llanfyllin

May 15th 2019

A story of a local landmark and the attempt to save it.  The Lonely Tree was an iconic part of the community and the fact it was horizontal was not stopping anyone!  It was entered into the competition to be Welsh Tree of the Year in the October after it blew over, and won! Then in 2015 it was entered into the European Tree of the year competition.  This is a story of community endeavour, tenacity and wishful thinking.   It only needs a Hollywood ending to finish the tale.  

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Llanfyllin lonely tree sign close to llanfyllin Workhouse Bunkhouse
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Y Dolydd, Llanfyllin Workhouse bunkhouse welcomes visitors in 2020

August 17th 2020

Our bunkhouse is available and taking bookings for winter breaks, subject to the latest government restrictions.

Y Dolydd welcomes visitors.   You can book a visit to the Workhouse History Centre and some other parts of the site. Please phone 01691 860549 or email history@llanfyllinworkhouse.org at least a day before you plan to visit.

Y Dolydd Llanfyllin Workhouse Bunkhous

Steampunk returns to its heritage home…

July 2nd 2019

Llanfyllin Workhouse is welcoming home its steampunk family and friends for Phoenix Alternative Festival on 8th-11th Aug 2019.

Here it is! Our small and beautiful boutique Festival in the hills of Mid-Wales!

Run by Steampunks for everyone from all sub-cultures to come together, have fun and raise money for charity while we party! At the beautiful Llanfyllin Victorian Workhouse in stunning surroundings.

An eclectic mix of local and international acts plus plenty of activities to enjoy and participate in. Simply put, a festival filled with creatives from around the globe…and beyond.

Come and get inspired! And stay in style in our 24 bed bunkhouse.



Visit the history Centre at Y Dolydd Workhouse and stay for the night !

November 26th 2018

Bunkhouse at the Workhouse provides self catering accommodation in a Victorian Workhouse.

Stay with the ghosts of the past at the last remaining Victorian workhouse popen to the public.  The adjoining history centre is open 10am-5pm allowing you to discover the past that happened in the very rooms you’re staying in!

Your visit will  support the registered charity, Y Dolydd, in developing the bunkhouse, museum, and “digging up” lost history.

Opening of the history Centre at Y Dolydd Workhouse
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