Things to Do

Knighton and the surrounding area is brimming with things to see and do, whatever your interests. Knighton is the perfect place to unwind and explore the wealth of attractions.

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If you would like to contact Knighton Tourist Information Centre please email oda@offasdyke.org.uk.
pdf Download Knighton Town Visitor Leaflet.pdf

You can find maps for our Knighton Town Trail and Knighton Nature Trail plus many more walks Here

Browse our list of things to see and do in and around Knighton

 

Offa’s Dyke Visitor Centre

Local tourist information centre. The Offa’s Dyke Centre offers an attractive exhibition that allows visitors to find out about Offa’s Dyke and its associated long distance footpath, Glyndwr’s Way, and the Norman castles of the border area. The free exhibition covers the construction of Offa’s Dyke, the Welsh Princes of the Anglo-Saxon period, the flora and fauna of the area, the history of Knighton and the maintenance of the Dyke and the National Trail. The Offa’s Dyke Centre also hosts the local Tourist information Centre and a shop.

West Street, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1EN. Tel: 01547 528 753
Website: www.offasdyke.demon.co.uk

Knighton Community Centre

Knighton Community CentreKnighton Community Centre is a great venue for parties, weddings, live music, stage productions, exhibitions, meetings…..  If you want to hold an event, give us a call!
Our main hall holds 600 and has a large stage suitable for drama productions and top class live music shows.  Adjoining the hall are a large bar, kitchens and dressing rooms.  All are available for hire separately if desired and at very competitive prices.
The Centre is a registered charity and is run entirely by volunteers from the local community for the local community.

On the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month the Centre is transformed into a large indoor market with local meat, fruit and vegetables, bread and cakes and other produce on offer, as well as a range of crafts.

Bowling Green Lane, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1DR

https://www.facebook.com/KnightonCommunityCentreAndFoodCraftMarket/

Oaker Wood Leisure

quad-trekWoodland activity site between Leominster & Ludlow with Paintball & Junior Paintball, Quad Bike Trekking, Junior Quads, Aerial Tree Trekking, Super Swing, Zip Wire, Climbing & Monkey Climbing, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Raft Building, Low Rope Adventure Trail, Target Shooting Range.

2 Glamping Villages which can be booked exclusively for your group, each village accommodates up to 50 people,

Children’s Holiday Activity days & Teen Paintball Days.  Stag and Hen Glamping weekends, Children’s Parties, School Groups & Residentials, Junior Rugby Tours, Corporate Team Building Away Days & Corporate Camps.

Tel: 01568 780111

www.oakerwoodleisure.co.uk

 

Spaceguard Centre

IMG_0562The Spaceguard Centre is a working astronomical observatory in a stunning location above Knighton on the borders of Powys, Shropshire and Herefordshire.

The Centre is committed to tracking Near Earth Objectsthat could potentially hit the Earth as part of an international project. Asteroids hit the Earth more often then people would like to believe, and they regularly pass very close to us. The Spaceguard Centre offers the opportunity for people to come and visit to find out about the possibility of a real “Deep Impact”, and what we can do to prevent one. The guided tour will take you around all the facilities at the Spaceguard Centre including a fully equipped observatory with a 13‑inch telescope, and a 14”, robotic telescope, both of which are capable of tracking objects that could be a threat to earth. The Spaceguard Centre also has its own Planetarium. With more fascinating exhibits such as Meteorites and samples from impact craters the Spaceguard Centre is a truly fascinating place to visit.

Public Tours (suitable for ages 9+), open Wednesday to Sunday:

Tour Times (conducted tours only, no unaccompanied access)-:

1 May to 30 September – 10.30am, 2.00pm and 4.00pm

1 October to 30 April – 2.00pm and 4.00pm

Day: Adults £7.00, Children (under 16 yrs) £4

Evening (pre-booked only): Adults £8.00, Children (under 16 yrs) £5

A minimum charge of £48 will apply to evening tours and pre-booked groups.

The Centre is easily accessible from the main A4113 that passes through Knighton. It is signed from the main road just east of the town. There is a regular train service to Knighton, but it is a long walk from the station! A taxi is a better solution. If you are using SatNav or online maps with our postcode, ignore them for the last couple of miles – follow the signs from the A4113 main road!

Llanshay Lane, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1LW.

Tel: 01547 520 247
Website: www.spaceguarduk.com

 

TriCounty Tours

Take a guided tour of the area, in our VW minibus “Eddie the Dub”- see listing here

 

Knighton and District Sports Centre

Ludlow Road, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1HP Tel:01547 529187
Website: http://knighton-sportscentre.powys.gov.uk/index.php

 

Knighton Golf Club

Knighton Golf Club offers one of the best rounds of golf in Mid Wales. It boasts wonderful views from nearly every hole, a challenge that differs from hole to hole and enough character to keep you interested even if you aren’t playing your best.

Founded in 1906, the club relocated to its present location in 1913, and was designed by 6 time’s British open champion, Mr Harry Vardon. .

Ffrydd Wood, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1DL. Telephone: 01547 528646
Website: www.knightongolfclub.co.uk

 

FoxGlass

FoxGlass is a Flameworking studio and gallery located in the old blacksmiths just outside Knighton in the small hamlet of Llangunllo. You can visit us and watch a skilled glassworker at work, browse are gallery or even come and have a go with one of our taster sessions. Our gallery is open weekdays except Wednesdays from 9am and 4pm.

The Old Smithy, Llangunllo, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1SP
Website: www.foxglass.co.uk

 

Four Churches and a Meeting HouseA 50 mile circular drive from Knighton visiting four churches and a meeting house.
pdf Four Churches and a Meeting House Map & directions.pdf – includes map

Further afield:

The Judge’s Lodgings, Presteigne

Broad Street, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2AD. Tel:01544 260650
Website: www.judgeslodging.org.uk

 

Phil Price Rally School, Llangunllo

Coed Harbour, Llangunllo, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1TD Tel:01547 550 300
Website: www.philprice.co.uk

 

Hergest Croft Gardens, Kington

Ridgebourne Road, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3EG. Tel:01544 230 160
Website: www.hergest.co.uk

 

Elan Valley, near Rhayader

Visit the dams and reservoirs of the Elan Valley Estate.

Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP. Tel:01597 810 880
Website: www.elanvalley.org.uk

 

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms

25 acres of walks. Simulated hot air balloon flight. Discover how the Shropshire landscape evolved.

School Road, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9RS. Tel:0845 678024
Website: www.shropshirehillsdiscoverycentre.co.uk

 

Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool

A stunning Medieval castle in world famous gardens

Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF. Tel:01938 551 944
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

 

The Red Kite Feeding Station, Rhayader

Wild Red Kites are fed every day of the year at Gigrin Farm. A must for any bird enthusiast.

Gigrin Farm, South Street, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5BL. Tel:01597 810 243
Website: www.gigrin.co.uk

 

Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre, Kington

A magical place to experience animals, birds and owls.

Kington, Herefordshire, HR3 3HF. Tel:01544 231 109
Website: www.owlcentre.com

 

Stockton Bury Gardens, near Leominster

4 acres of beautiful gardens, near Stockton Bury, Leominster.

Stockton Bury Gardens, Kimbolton, Nr Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0HB. Tel:01568 613432
Website: www.stocktonbury.co.uk

 

National Cycle Collection, Llandrindod Wells

The Automobile Palace, Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5DL, Mid Wales. Tel: 01597 825531
Website: www.cyclemuseum.org.uk

 

Stokesay Castle, near Craven Arms

Stokesay Castle is quite simply the finest and best preserved fortified medieval manor house in England.

Nr Craven Arms, Ludlow, Shropshire – SY7 9AH
Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk

 

Berrington Hall, near Leominster

Neo-classical mansion with fine interiors, set in landscape grounds

near Leominster, HR6 0DW
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/berrington-hall/

 

Croft Castle, Herefordshire

Castellated manor house set in stunning countryside with panoramic views

Yarpole, near Leominster, HR6 9PW
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croft-castle/

 

Acton Scott, Shropshire

Acton Scott has long provided the opportunity to become familiar with the country life of yesteryear. Its Historic Working Farm is a wonderful visitor attraction with daily activities and special events. You will see traditional 19th century farm life unfold daily, while the land around is worked by heavy horses.

Acton Scott Hall, Acton Scott, near Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6QQ, England
Website: www.actonscott.com