Short Stay Apartments in Knighton Town

Knighton, Powys, is a small market town sitting astride the border between Wales and England. A historic town set in the lush rolling country of the Marches.

 

The Welsh name for the town is “Tref-y-Clawdd”, the Town on the Dyke. Knighton is the only town to lie on the line of Offa’s Dyke. It is the home to the Offa’s Dyke Centre, right at the mid point of the Offa’s Dyke National Trail.  It’s regarded as the best place to view the Dyke.

 

Knighton is a peaceful town offering breathtaking, picturesque scenery and is an excellent location for a day trip, short break or holiday, with a wide range of places to stay. These include serviced apartments, many cosy bed and breakfasts, farmhouse accommodation, camping, and many self catering cottages.

Knighton is the perfect place for both those who want an energetic holiday and those looking for a more laid back break, just to relax.  The town features a fortnightly ‘farmers market’ beside the local community centre and also benefits from having a thriving artistic community including the Writing Group, a number of painters, art galleries, potters, craftsmen and a light entertainment society.

 

 

This market town is situated right on the English-Welsh border, mostly in Powys, partly in Shropshire. Hence Knighton is described as the “The Gateway to Wales.”  The River Teme runs past the town, on the north bank of which rise the Shropshire Hills AONB, while to the south the town climbs the edge of the Radnor Hills, giving the traveller a glimpse of more remote areas accessible all round. Exploring this remarkable landscape and its rich history is what attracts most people to the Knighton area.

Knighton itself is therefore an ideal base for exploring the Marches both sides of the border. Marches means “the edge”.
This part of the country certainly had a turbulent past and was governed by the Council of Marcher Lords who met at Ludlow Castle. For many years Knighton was controlled by the powerful Mortimer family from their mighty Wigmore Castle nearby.

Many people return to Knighton and surrounding areas year after year.

National Trail AcornOffa’s Dyke Path National Trail

The Offa’s Dyke Path, some 177 miles in length, is one of the UK’s favourite National Trails.  For over 60 miles the route runs along or close to the 8th century dyke passing many other historical sites. The everchanging landscape through which the trail passes attracts both  the casual walker and the more dedicated, seeking the challenge of a coast to coast trail.  The borderland in Radnorshire and Mortimer Country is one of its most loved sections, it includes the haunting Hergest Ridge made world famous by Mike Oldfield, and climbs to Rushock and Herrock Hills.

The waymarked Three Castles Walk (Monmouthshire, 19 miles, on OS maps) is a circular walk from Offa’s Dyke visiting Skenfrith, White and Grosmont castles.

Glyndwr’s Way  is a 135 mile long national trail linking Knighton to Machynlleth and Welshpool. Its name gives recognition to the importance of Owain Glynwr who led the Welsh people to battle against invading armies in the early 15th century. The section of trail between Knucklas and Knighton offers an ideal introduction.

The Spaceguard Centre is an astronomical observatory looking out for incoming asteroids with an education center and mini planetarium, in a stunning location above Knighton on the borders of Powys, Shropshire and Herefordshire.

Knighton Golf Club, 10 minutes walk away, offers one of the best rounds of golf in Mid Wales