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

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7 July... A Community Fun Day for all. Join in any or all of Family Service at St Garmon's, Village Country Walk, Picnic in the Community Centre Fields (Bring your own drink and BBQ), games, raffle etc.
DEFIBRILATOR TRAINING. 7pm. JUNE 3 at Llanfair Leisure Centre. Info from: Mrs Chris Roberts Practice Manager Caereinion Medical Practice Llanfair Caereinion Surgery Line - 01938 810279 Direct Line - 01938 811408

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

Now the potholes are gone don't be tempted to speed....PLEASE!

WELSHPOOL FOOD BANK There is 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 most days during the Spring & Suimmer and on Sundays (except 3rd and 5th) for receipt 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

May: Paul Cannon, Emma Jones, Neville Jones Carys

The 100 Club supports the running of YOUR Community Hall. Forms for the 2019 draws can still 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.