A historic market town, Montgomery is a pleasant place to explore with its mixture of timber-framed houses, cobbled streets and Georgian and Victorian architecture.
The town lies below an outcrop of rock upon which stands the castle built by the English King Henry III around 1223. The castle is one of a number built along the line of the English /Welsh border which for many hundreds of years was an area of conflict and political tension.
Montgomery was for many years the administrative centre for the old county of Montgomeryshire and has many old and interesting buildings in the town including an old gaol and a fine market square.
Many of the houses appear to be Georgian in style, but are in fact often much older with Georgian facades. There are also many examples of houses in the traditional Montgomeryshire style of half-timber (black and white) construction.