Montgomery is the old county town of Montgomeryshire has a history that stretches back to Roman occupation and has always been a town of strategic importance. Montgomery Castle, built in the early 13th century by the Norman Roger de Montgomery, played a significant role in the Glyndwr uprising before it was damaged beyond repair by Parliamentary forces in the Civil War.
Montgomery Castle remains popular today, as does nearby Powis Castle & Gardens and Dolforwyn Castle. Both buildings illustrate the geographical importance of Montgomery, they were built to protect an important crossing of the River Severn that could control all military and trade access to west Wales. The Old Bell Museum provides a fantastic record of Montgomery’s past with a permanent collection of artefacts and antiques.
Today visitors are charmed by the Georgian Town square, the story of Robber's Grave and the rolling countryside through which Offa’s Dyke passes only a mile from the town. Montgomery is also noted for the quality of its pubs and restaurants, including the Dragon Hotel, an old coaching inn, the Monty's Brewery Visitor Centre and Cloverland Museum. Nearby you will also find Kerry Vale Vineyard
There are five cycle rides based on Montgomery will provide you with beautiful views of the dramatic countryside of the Welsh borders.
Although Montgomery has a small population of around 1300 you won't find a more livelier community, boasting a Michelin Star restaurant, 2 castles, numerous attractions, an award-winning brewery and winery.
It even has its own town crier!
Many of the houses and walls around Montgomery exhibit plaques detailing its historical importance and fascinating history.
Montgomery is a great central location for exploring Mid Wales and the Marches.
Montgomery Cycle Routes (pdf)