Newtown, located in Powys, is one of the largest towns in the local area. The town is situated along the River Severn. It is perhaps best known as being the birthplace of Robert Owen during the late 18th Century. The former house of Owen now serves as a museum. There are also numerous other museums and galleries that visitors to the local area may enjoy visiting while in town. A variety of accommodation options exist in the immediate area along with a choice of restaurants and pubs. Visitors will find that the area can be easily reached through other towns.
The large Welsh town of Newtown is located within the area of Powys. The town of Newtown has a population of about twelve thousand seven hundred and eighty three. The town of Newtown is located on the banks of the River Stern within the historic boundary with Montgomeryshire. The town of Newtown is probably best known as being the birthplace for Robert Owen. Robert Owen was born in 1771 and his house is now where the museum is located.
The town of Newtown was originally founded at the end of the thirteenth century. The construction of the town was commissioned by Edward the first of England and the construct of the town was commissioned to Roger de Montgomerie.
During the eighteenth and nineteenth century the town grew rapidly around the industries of flannel and textiles. The arrival of Montgomeryshire Canal also encouraged the growth of the town.
During 1967 the town was designated a new town and this has encouraged a vast growth in the population of the town. The increase in the number of residents within the town has led to the area changing from a rural location into a town with market character.
The town of Newtown is the largest populated town in Wales. Newtown is located about twenty miles from the border with England. The town is surrounded by a large number of small villages that are often classed as Newtown area. The Newtown area including all the surrounding small villages has a population of about twenty thousand people. The town of Newtown is twinned with the French area of Les Herbiers.