It’s good just to spend time exploring the town. There are lots of unique shops, and some good cafes to sit and watch the world go by. Enjoy a meal in one of the restaurants or pubs.
The Knighton Community Market is held in the Community Centre on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month. Locally produced fruit and vegetables, meat, bread, fish and cakes are always available, together with a wide variety of interesting craft items such as jewellery, local photography and personalised greetings cards, second-hand books and more. The tea and coffee stall – often featuring live music – and happy atmosphere encourage shoppers to stay around.
When you feel the need to do a bit more…
The Offa’s Dyke Centre in West Street is the Tourist Information Centre. Find out about King Offa and his famous Dyke, and then go and see one of the several parts of the Dyke that are still visible around the town.
Behind the Offa’s Dyke Centre is a children’s playground and also the Knighton Skatepark. Beyond these are Pinner’s Hole, where the Dyke can be seen, and a nice riverside walk beside the Teme.
There are the remains of two Norman castles in Knighton. One is in a private garden, but you can visit Bryn y Castell behind the Community Centre. This castle guarded the approaches to Knighton from England.
You can also visit the castle site at Knucklas, where local legend says King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were married. There is also a lovely Victorian viaduct in Knucklas.
The world class Spaceguard Centre is the National Near Earth Objects Information Centre, and monitors asteroids and comets which might collide with the Earth. Open for guided tours Wednesday to Sunday- phone to book.
Knighton Golf Course has been described as “one of the most challenging courses” because of its hilltop location. Challenge yourself to a round.
Offa’s Dyke Path is not the only long distance footpath to pass through Knighton. We also have Glyndwr’s Way, which runs from Knighton to Machynlleth to Welshpool. Also nearby is the site of the Battle of Pilleth, where Owain Glyndwr defeated the English army in 1402.
To travel further afield, try the delightful Heart of Wales railway line. The line runs from Shrewsbury to Swansea, through stunning countryside, passing through Knighton. Take a train and walk back, or just enjoy the scenery.