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  • Walkers are Welcome Towns and Villages

Historic Site, free entry

WALKERS ARE WELCOME TOWN

Montgomery Town Square

Montgomery Town Square

Montgomery Town Square

Details

In 1923 County War Memorial was completed to commemorate fallen servicemen from Montgomeryshire County. It was built by means of public subscription.

Standing 14 metres high, 320 metres above sea level. It is built of white Portland Stone and was originally dedicated to those men from Montgomeryshire who fell in the 1st World War.

Situated on Town Hill overlooking Montgomery and is visible for many miles in all directions. The moderate climb up from the path opposite the Castle car park is quite easy. Good footwear is recommended.

Beautiful views reward the visitor from the top with Cadair Idris clearly visible on a fine day showing the sun its way to bed.

In 1990 the monument was seriously damaged by an earth tremor. For the next 12 years the repair and refurbishment of the County War Memorial became the sole focus of attention for one man - Terry Boundy, who noted: - "The object must be to repair the County War Memorial and to hold in trust with Montgomery Town Council funds sufficient for this work to be carried out and leave a sufficient amount for the future care and upkeep of the Memorial."

In addition, he required that proper direction signs were erected; an entry be made in the local Guide Book co-ordinated in addition with the details of Montgomery Castle so that each would enhance the other as an attraction for visitors.

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Open all the time

Prices

Free entry

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  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Directions

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Map reference: SO 222966  Lat: 52.56225 Long: -3.14807

From the southern end of the Welshpool by-pass, take the A490 and right onto the B4388.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 9 miles from Welshpool station

Address

Powys,
SY15 6PA

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