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Montgomery Town Square

Montgomery Town Square

Montgomery Town Square

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Montgomery (Welsh: Trefaldwyn; meaning "The Town of Baldwin") is the 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. The Kerry Vale Vineyard is a small, family run vineyard situated just 3 miles south of the town.

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.

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

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 17 Aug Shakespeare at Montgomery Castle
Fri 18 Aug Montgomery Show Fun Run
Sat 19 Aug Annual Show

Facilities

  • 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

Plan route to Montgomery using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

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

Contact

Welshpool Tourist Information Centre

01938 552043

Address

Powys,
SY15 6PA

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