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 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.

Your visit will help us to continue looking after and developing this amazing project. 

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.  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.

The bunkhouse has 24 bunk beds in 3 rooms (6 bunks/12 beds, 4 bunks/8 beds and 2 bunks/4 beds) and a self catering kitchen/dining room that can seat 12-15, or we can provide space in the main building for larger groups to sit and eat together. The toilets and showers are mixed sex. We provide quilt, pillow and linen so no need to bring sleeping bags. We also have 6 acres of gardens and grounds that you’re welcome to make use of, including a play area, fire pit and cob oven. 

We are within walking distance of Llanfyllin, where you’ll find the usual local amenities including 3 pubs serving food, a restaurant and take away. 

It is £17 per person per night and if you book for a group of 15+ we can offer you sole use. Group discounts may also apply. 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.

We follow COVID restrictions provided by the Welsh Government. Spaces are thoroughly cleaned between visits.   

For further information and to discuss your stay please contact bunkhouse@the-workhouse.com