Knighton from Garth Hill

Knighton in Powys, 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, and is the home to the Offa’s Dyke Centre and the mid point of the Offa’s Dyke National Trail.

Knighton is an excellent location for a day trip, a short break or holiday with a wide range of places to stay including an award winning hotels, cosy bed and breakfasts or farmhouse accommodation, camping, and many self catering cottages, the perfect place for both those who want an energetic holiday or those who just want to relax. There are many places to provide good food and drink.

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

Exploring this remarkable landscape and its rich history is what attracts most people to the area. Knighton itself is part in Shropshire in England and part in Powys in Wales making it an ideal base for exploring the Marches both sides of the border. “Marches” means border or disputed country; 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 castle at nearby Wigmore.