T12 Wrexham – Machynlleth

Wrexham - Machynlleth

The T12 bus journey from Wrexham to Machynlleth offers breathtaking views of the Welsh countryside. As the bus winds its way through the picturesque villages and towns, customers are treated to a constantly changing landscape.


TrawsCymru Day Ticket £11 for adults, £7.30 for children and group ticket of £27 for up to 2 adults and 3 children

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No. of Attractions:

6 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

3 hours 30 minutes

Route Frequency:

4 services daily

Starting point:

Wrexham Bus Station, Stand 5

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Journey fact:

Wrexham is home to the oldest international football stadium in the world, The Racecourse Ground, which has hosted matches since 1864 and was the venue for Wales' first international game in 1877.

Journey Overview

Starting in Wrexham, the bus passes through the town of Chirk, where the beautiful National Trust property Chirk Castle can be found. As the bus leaves Chirk, it enters the rural countryside, with rolling hills and fields stretching out in all directions.

Next up is the town of Oswestry, with its charming old buildings and traditional market square. The bus then passes through Llynclys, a small village nestled in the hills, with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

As the bus continues on its journey, it passes through the village of Pant, which is surrounded by lush green fields and dense woodlands. The route then takes passengers through the village of Llanymynech, which straddles the border between Wales and England.

Next up is the picturesque village of Llandrinio, which is surrounded by beautiful hills and valleys. The bus then passes through Arddleen, a small village with a quaint church and historic buildings.

Gateway to the T12

By Transport for Wales rail services from South Wales to Wrexham or from Birmingham, Chester and Liverpool to Wrexham

As the bus nears Welshpool, the landscape becomes more dramatic, with steep hills and dense forests. Welshpool is a charming market town with a historic castle and a bustling high street.

The bus then passes through Coed-y-Dinas, a small village with a popular garden centre and farm shop. The route continues through Kingswood Cock Hotel, Montgomery Town Hall, Berriew, Abermule, and Newtown, each with its own unique charm and character.

As the bus approaches Machynlleth, the landscape becomes increasingly rugged, with steep hills and rocky outcrops. The final stretch of the journey takes passengers through the villages of Caersws, Clatter, Carno, Glantwymyn, and Penegroes, before arriving in Machynlleth, a historic market town in the heart of the Welsh countryside.

A Fab Day Out!

There’s plenty to see and do on this route and with 5 buses a day, you may find it a challenge to cram it all in without an overnight stay or two en route. Here’s a selection of places to possibly visit for you to choose best for either a day out or longer trip!

Even before starting the journey, there’s lots going on in Wrexham and exploring the historic St Giles’ Church is highly recommended or a visit to the National Trust property Erddig Hall. A show the night before maybe at the William Aston Hall, or shopping at Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre is also a good bet! If you’re lucky, they’ll be football on at the Racecourse Ground where you can cheer on Wrexham, who have become very much the centre of attention in the UK following their takeover by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney!

Then it’s on the bus and just outside the town of Chirk, Chirk Castle is a magnificent medieval fortress that dates back to the 14th century. The castle is set within beautiful gardens and parkland and offers visitors a glimpse into the history and architecture of the region.

The town of Oswestry is highly recommended for a stop-off and is famous for its market, which takes place every Wednesday and Saturday. The market offers a wide range of products, including fresh produce, handmade crafts, and antiques.

Back on the bus and possibly a visit to Powis Castle and Garden. Just a short distance from Welshpool, Powis Castle is a stunning stately home set within extensive gardens and parkland. The castle boasts a rich history and features a collection of fine art and furniture.

Onto Montgomery and its historic town hall which is home to a number of community events and exhibitions throughout the year. The town hall also houses a museum dedicated to the local history and culture of the region.

The fun continues and back onto the bus, the next recommended stop is to visit Newtown Textile Museum. Located in the town of Newtown, the textile museum is a fascinating destination for those interested in the history of textiles and the textile industry in Wales. The museum features exhibits on the local textile trade, including spinning, weaving, and dyeing.

The final destination of the T12 bus is Machynlleth, a charming market town with a rich history and culture. Customers can explore the town’s many historic buildings, including the 17th century Plas Machynlleth and the 13th century St. Peter’s Church. The town also has a number of galleries, cafes, and shops to peruse and lose oneself in during hours of exploration!

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