Montgomery (Welsh: Trefaldwyn; meaning "The Town of Baldwin") is a historic county town of Montgomeryshire with a history that stretches back to Roman occupation. The 13th century Montgomery Castle dominates the skyline and a large Iron Age Hill Fort is located nearby.
Today's visitors are charmed by the Georgian Town square and market hall, St Nicholas Church and the story of the Robber's Grave and the rolling Mid Wales Marches countryside surrounding the town.The Offa's Dyke National Trail and the Welsh - Shropshire border and is located just one mile from the town.
Taste Montgomery is a local community initiative set up to promote and develop the strong links between the Montgomery's Award Winning food & drink producers, concentrated within just 6 miles of the Town Square. Nearby is the new Kerry Vale Vineyard which opened to visitors in Summer 2013.
Montgomery Castle was built to control an important ford over the nearby River Severn and replaced an earlier motte and bailey fortification at Hendomen, two miles away. An important supporter of King William I (the Conqueror), Roger de Montgomery, originally from Montgomery in the Pays d'Auge in Normandy, was given this part of the Welsh Marches by William and his name was given to the town surrounding the castle.
The castle also played a significant role in the Glyndwr uprising before it was damaged beyond repair by Parliamentary forces in the Civil War. The Castle remains a popular visitor attraction today, as does nearby Dolforwyn Castle.
A visit to the town should include The Old Bell Museum which provides a fantastic record of Montgomery's past with a permanent collection of artefacts and antiques, and the Robber's Grave located in the Churchyard. The Montgomeryshire County War Memorial commemorating fallen servicemen from Montgomeryshire County is located nearby on a hill overlooking the countryside.