Montgomery Castle (Cadw)

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Perhaps it’s something to do with its location, on a steep crag above a pretty Georgian town with all-seeing views across the Welsh border. Commenced around 1223 on the orders of Henry III in response to the growing power of Welsh native prince Llywelyn ap Iorwerth (Llywelyn the Great), Montgomery’s stone castle replaced a nearby wooden fort known as Hen Domen. Perched on its rocky ridge, this new fortress was significantly sturdier and more sophisticated, with a stone inner ward, well, deep defensive ditches crossed by drawbridges and walled town.

The castle remained in use for centuries, surviving attacks by Llywelyn in 1228 and 1231 and Llywelyn’s son Dafydd in 1245. The castle’s ultimate end came during the Civil War, when it fell to the Parliamentarians and was demolished in 1649, leaving just the crumbling towers and low walls that stand today.

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Facilities

Children

  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Montgomery Castle is located high above the town centre, at the top of Arthur Street.
Rail Welshpool 8m (12.9km)

Accessible by Public Transport: Welshpool station is 8 miles away.

Montgomery Castle (Cadw)

Type:Castle

Montgomery Castle, Montgomery, Powys, SY15 6HN

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Opening Times

* 1 April - 30 September Daily 10.00am - 6.00pm.
1 October - 31 March Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm
Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

This monument is open and free to visit with no pre-booking required.

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