A POWYS village has been included in the 2023 edition of the annual guide to the UK's most stunning under-the-radar holiday destinations: the Hidden Gem Index.

Talybont on Usk in Bannau Brycheiniog National Park is ranked 23rd in the list of lesser searched spots popular with tourists.

Using exclusive search and inventory data, alongside insights as to summer weather, pubs, local activities, and photo-friendliness, HomeToGo has revealed and ranked the 50 most picturesque, well-appointed, and, most importantly, lesser-known destinations in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty across the United Kingdom.


While all of these small towns and villages are situated in highly sought-after settings, none appear on the list of the 1,000 most-searched destinations for summer via hometogo.co.uk, meaning that travellers need not turn their backs on beloved locales to find fresh inspiration for trips. 

Of the locations that feature, twelve are in the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, four in the Peak District National Park, and four in the Norfolk Coast AONB, with many more across the Snowdonia, Cairngorms, Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs, Bannau Brycheiniog, and Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks, as well as the South Devon, Causeway Coast, Cotswolds, East Devon, Arnside & Silverdale, Gower, Anglesey, Mourne, and Antrim Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.