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.

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Film Club showing of MAMA MIA - HERE WE GO AGAIN is on 14 December. See Film Club page for details

Carols in the Red Lion - Tuesday 18 December at 7pm.

Details of Christmas Services at St Garmon's can be found here

Please adhere to the 20 MPH speed limit through the village.

Too many drivers of all types of vehicles are regularly exceeding 20 MPH.

The speed limit and chicanes are there for the safety of everyone.

Thank you.

WELSHPOOL FOOD BANK There is now a collecting box in the porch of St Garmon's Church where you can leave gifts of food for the food bank. The Church is open Fridays & Saturdays during the winter and on Sundays (except 3rd and 5th) but also check if the porch is open on other days for the receiving of gifts. More details can be had from Viv & Clive Lancaster.

See our Community Recycling page for details of our community events.

Bright Sparks Pre-school

Castle 100 CLUB 2019 has three monthly prizes of £35, £15 and £10

The annual cost of joining the 100 Club which is used to support the running of YOUR Community Hall is just £12.00. Forms for the 2019 draws can be found in Mike's Shop or by downloading here.

100 Club Draw Application Form.

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.