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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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.

Things to see and do in and around Knighton

Knighton Museum

Located in Knighton’s main street, the Museum is run entirely by volunteers and reflects the social history of the area. Most exhibits have been either donated or lent by local people and illustrate the varied history of this border town from the drovers to the flannel weavers, from trade to agriculture. Many of our exhibits may be handled by visitors making the whole experience both child-friendly and memory-provoking for adults.

Chat with our resident weaver, role-play teacher or pupil, wonder at the sheer weight of an early mobile phone, spend some time reading the Beano or simply indulge yourself with that smell known as Carbolic Soap!

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

Spaceguard Centre

The 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 Objects that 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

Knighton Community Centre

Knighton 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
Tel: 07751 221487

TriCounty Tours

Small guided tours of a wide area for 1 – 8 people from the comfort of a VW Minibus (“Eddie the Dub”).
Showing off the wonders of the central Marches which include parts of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Powys with forays into neigbouring areas. Covering history, architecture, landscape and man-made creations amidst beautiful scenery with access to local cuisine.

Also available for Private Hire to take up to 8 passengers on local runs, station and airport runs, plus baggage transfers and for events.

Contact Jo or Suzy Pardoe-Bouchard
Tel 07533 666675  or  01547 529007


Four Churches and a Meeting House

Four Churches and a Meeting House A 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.

Knighton and District Sports Centre

Ludlow Road, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1HP Tel:01547 529187

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

Further Afield

Oaker Wood Leisure

Woodland activity site between Leominster & Ludlow with Paintball & Junior Paintball, Quad Bike Trekking, Junior Quads, High Ropes, Quick Jump, Zip Wire, Monkey Climbing, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Raft Building, Low Rope Adventure Trail, Target Shooting Range, Family Woodland Krypton Challenge.

2 Glamping Villages for groups of between 12 and 150. Exclusivity for all groups in the Glamping Villages. Each village accommodates up to 50 people.

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

Tel: 01568 780111

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

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

Powis Castle and Gardens, Welshpool

A stunning Medieval castle in world famous gardens

Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF. Tel:01938 551 944

Griffin-Lloyd Clay Pigeon Shooting

Llangunllo, LD7 1SL. Tel: 07903 415475

Phil Price Rally School, Llangunllo

Coed Harbour, Llangunllo, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1TD Tel:01547 550 300

The Judge’s Lodgings, Presteigne

Broad Street, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2AD. Tel:01544 260650

Acton Scott, Shropshire (temporarily closed)

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

Croft Castle, Herefordshire

Castellated manor house set in stunning countryside with panoramic views

Yarpole, near Leominster, HR6 9PW

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

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

Hergest Croft Gardens, Kington

Ridgebourne Road, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3EG.
Tel:01544 230 160

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

Berrington Hall, near Leominster

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

near Leominster, HR6 0DW

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

National Cycle Collection, Llandrindod Wells

The Automobile Palace, Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5DL, Mid Wales. Tel: 01597 825531