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Montgomery, in Welsh, Trefaldwyn; meaning "The Town of Baldwin is a small town with a big history. The town of nearly 1,300 people is situated in the Welsh Marches, (the lands along the English and Welsh border) and Iron Age Celts, the Romans, the Saxons, the Normans, the English Civil War and many other historical forces all left their mark here.

Fast forward to the 21st century and Montgomery, a Georgian gem, is tucked away from the madding crowds, but just 3 miles from the A483. With its medieval street layout, imposing Town Hall, mix of Georgian, Victorian and timber framed buildings and an active and generous community, it’s a place where time seems to stand still. And, with a wealth of comfortable and friendly places to stay, as well as to eat and drink, you can be sure of a warm welcome in the town.

Whatever the season, Montgomery has plenty for everyone. Discover the town’s heritage on our family-friendly Quiz Trails or find your path along the Montgomery Trails walking and cycling routes – with something to suit every level of ability. Why not test your navigation skills and go Geocache hunting (think treasure hunting for youngsters and grown-ups)! Take in the panoramic view from Montgomery Castle’s ruined battlements, explore the treasure trove of historical artefacts in The Old Bell Museum.

Tickle your taste buds in one of the town’s quaint cafes selling delicious homemade cakes and locally made produce. Alternatively, dine at the hotel with its award-winning bistro restaurant or opt for a tasty bar meal served with a local beer. No time to stop? Then pick up some crispy fish ‘n chips on the go. And - if you fancy a tipple – we can do that too! Montgomery is blessed with a brewery, vineyards and local cider producers.

Fancy a little retail therapy? Then take a stroll around the local shops offering gifts, fashion, home interior wares, books and flowers. Oh, and we have a traditional ironmonger too selling everything you could ever need. A must-see attraction in its own right – you’ll travel back in time when you step through the door.

Come and join the community and enjoy one of our many events. From the Montgomery Beer and Folk Festival, the July Street Fair fun, watching Shakespeare performed outdoors at the Castle, to the Annual Show or lace up your hiking boots and put your best foot forward at the autumn Walking Festival. June will see the town hosting Monty Litfest, with talks and activities on all things literary.

To find out more about what's happening around Montgomery, visit the What's On page of our website.

County War Memorial

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

Events

Friday, 7th June 2024 - Sunday, 9th June 2024

Monty Lit FestJoin Monty Lit Fest for a weekend of culture and conversation in Montgomery over the weekend of 9th-11th June. Celebrating writing from Wales, the Borders and beyond.
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Saturday, 22nd June 2024 - Saturday, 22nd June 2024

Rotary Across Wales Walk 2024Rotary Across Wales Walk 2024The Rotary Clubs of Llanidloes, Machynlleth and Newtown join together to organise this very popular Mid Wales walk for people to enjoy and also to facilitate the raising of charitable funds:
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled toilets - Located behind the Montgomery Town Hall

Booking & Payment Details

  • Cash Point - Spar, 8 til Late

Catering

  • Picnic site - Montgomery Castle

Children

  • Baby changing facilities - Montgomery Town Hall

Parking

  • Free Parking - Montgomery Castle
  • Parking with charge

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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

 

Public Transport Directions

Accessible by Public Transport: Welshpool station is 9 miles away.

Trefaldwyn | Montgomery

Type:Town

Montgomery, Powys, SY15 6HN

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Montgomery Trails | Irresistible Offa Walking Route, MontgomeryThis scenic circular walk takes you through the farming fields of Montgomery east, from the remnants of ridge and furrow farming from the middle ages to Boardyhall Wood past Lymore Lodge and current farm buildings.

Montgomery ChurchMontgomery | Town Heritage Trail, Montgomery2.17miles (3.5km) takes about 1.5hours and is a moderate walk with a moderate grade - Download the PDF

Montgomery Trails | Cross Offa Walk, MontgomeryThis walk straddles the border between Wales and England and provides wonderful views of Welsh hills all around, with almost no climbing necessary on the walk 9 miles (14.5km) Moderate - 4-5hours Download PDF

Offas Dyke Circular, MontgomeryEnjoy a ramble through lovely parkland followed by tranquil farmland paths and a section adjacent to Offas Dyke 4 miles (6.5km) Easy Walk about 2 hours Download PDF

Montgomery Trails | Rolling Marches Walk, MontgomeryThe ranges of hills west of Montgomery can be fully appreciated from this fairly strenuous walk over the rolling Marches landscape. 5miles (8km) moderate grade. 2.5hours

Montgomery Trails | Beneath the Fridd, MontgomeryStep out of Montgomery onto field paths giving delightful views and a flavour of the Montgomeryshire countryside. 3 miles (5 km) moderate grade - 1-1.5hours

Llandyssil - Abermule (Cycle Route), MontgomeryFollowing quiet, country roads, this is a relatively easy cycle ride once you’ve climbed the short, sharp hill out of Montgomery. 11.5Miles (18.5km) 1.5hours Elevation Total Ascent: 335m

Churchstoke and Priest Weston (Cycle Route), MontgomeryA lovely cycle ride requiring 2 miles on main road at the beginning, after which you will be on beautiful, country lanes. 19.3 Miles ( 31KM) 2-2.5hours - Elevation Ascent: 427m

Abermule and Bettws Cedewain (Cycle Route), MontgomeryA moderate cycle ride on peaceful, rural lanes with two steep hills to reach both Montgomery and Dolforwyn Castles. 17.5Miles (28.2km) 2-2.5hrs - Elevation Total Ascent: 488m

Welshpool and Berriew (Cycle Route), MontgomeryA picturesque cycle ride which follows part of Route 81 on country lanes between Leighton and Berriew. 23.7 Miles (38.1km) 3 hours - Elevation Total Ascent: 549M

Montgomery County War MemorialMontgomery | County War Memorial, MontgomerySituated 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.

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