Castle Caereinion is a small village and a parish in Powys, east central Wales upon the River Banwy (also known as the River Einion), around 5 miles west of Welshpool.  The village is named after an ancient castle.  The castle was built by Madog ap Meredydd, Prince of Powys in 1156 for Owain Cyfeiliog, who subsequently burnt it to the ground for swearing allegiance to the English.  Little remains now beyond the raised mound of the motte in a corner of the churchyard.

We are a small community with the majority in the village and the remainder scattered over the hills and valleys of our area.  It has a good range of local community services and facilities - a shop, primary school, pub, community hall, two places of worship, and Castle Caereinion narrow gauge steam railway station that runs westwards from the town of Welshpool via Castle Caereinion to the village of Llanfair Caereinion.

Castle Caereinion is a great place to live and a great place to visit - have a look around our site and you'll see why!

There are lots of possibilities which would all enrich the content of the website and the quality of community life.  So please give some thought to how you could make use of our village website... and if you would like to make a contribution or post a notice, send your text and pictures, instructions or maps to Castle Caereinion Recreation Association at the Community Hall or email us

Check out our links at the bottom of this page for even more local information or find us on Facebook.

What's New!

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Art Classes restart from the 25 January

See our "What's On" page for further details

Yoga... Classes have restarted...More info here...


See all THREE of our forthcoming Film Nights 2018

DUNKIRK...Our next Film Club showing Friday 16 February at 7.30

Beauty and the Beast

The December showing of this film was cancelled due to the weather. We hope to show it later in the year. See the Film Club page for further details.


Our Community collection of flimsy film will cease from the end of January.

Do you have any Recycling ideas that the community could benefit from?


See our Community Recycling page for details

Bright Sparks Pre-school

Castle 100 CLUB 2018

The 100 Club has three monthly prizes of £35, £15, and £10

Next Draw is in February 2018. NOW is the time to sign up. More members required to make it viable... Forms with Mike the Shop.

January winners...Brian Williams, Ken Wilson, Carys Evans

Classic Car and Bike Enthusiasts

Classic car and bike meetings at the Red Lion Pub are held every second Wednesday of the month throughout the summer.  The motor enthusiasts meet at 6.30pm, sharing their love of pre 1970 vehicles.  For more information contact Robert Gould on 01686 650834

Lavinia's "Get Together"

You are welcome to join Lavinia and others for a chat and a cuppa in the Red Lion pub on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.