‘Montgomery is a delightful little town – Britain as it used to be.’
First and foremost the main attraction for visiting mid-Wales and the Borders is the beautiful countryside that is all around Montgomery and surrounding areas.
Montgomery is an ideal base for walking at all levels, but also cycling and motoring trips as well.
Local attractions include:
Powis Castle and Gardens – 7 miles.
Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway – 8 miles.
The gardens at Glansevern Hall, Coed-y-Dinas and the Derwen Garden Centres – all within 10 miles.
Bishops Castle – 9 miles.
A small market town at the centre of magnificent, unspoilt hill country. The prominent 18th century Town Hall, which has undergone a major renovation, stands at the top of the main street, and is the centre for much activity in the town. There is also a host of information on places and events in the hotel entrance and in the main foyer of the Institute in Arthur Street.
The picturesque riverside village of Berriew – 4 miles.
The Kerry Vale Vineyard – 5 miles.
Kerry Vale Vineyard is a small, family run, English vineyard situated on the Welsh / English border of rural Shropshire. Planted in 2010 and covering six acres of farmland, on what was the Roman Fort of Pentreheyling, the vineyard resides at the Eastern tip of the Vale of Kerry – an area of exceptional beauty, just 3 miles south of Montgomery.
Golf at the pretty riverside nine hole golf course at Lakeside – 3 miles. We have two sets of golf clubs available for hire with prior notice.
Visits to recommended local country pubs.
The lovely Shropshire Towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow – 20 and 28 miles, respectively.
Montgomery is a small historic town with established character, charm and a feeling of tranquillity. It was granted its town charter in 1227.
Situated in the heart of the Welsh Marches, Montgomery is only one mile away from the Offa’s Dyke Trail and the English Border. The Town has the Walkers are Welcome Award.
A visit to Montgomery would not be complete without the short walk up to Montgomery Castle to take in the history and stunning panoramic views.
A variety of places to eat and drink
As well as The Dragon, there are other places to eat and drink in Montgomery: If you want to try fabulous Michelin Star cuisine, then book a table at The Checkers, one of only 4 Michelin Star restaurants in Wales. For daytime snacks, beverages and deli counters, try Castle Kitchen or Ivy House Tearooms. For a takeaway option, try the Montgomery chip shop. If you fancy a game of pool or darts, or just to watch live sport with a drink, then try The Crown Inn.
A small market in the Town Hall every Thursday and Saturday.
Bunners Family Ironmongers
Located just off the town centre, this is an Aladdin’s cave of everything you will ever need. Although small on the outside, it extends back, down, up and out and is always worth a visit.
Old Bell Museum
The Old Bell, a 16th century inn, has been converted into a local history museum by Montgomery Civic Society. Run by volunteers, it is the winner of a Prince of Wales Award. Eleven rooms house displays illustrating the long social and civic history of the ancient County Town of Montgomeryshire.
Cloverlands model car collection
Montgomery’s Cloverlands Model Car Collection is in the Grade II Listed Institute in Arthur Street. It contains 3500 model cars, half collected by a Powys lady motorist and historian, to which other collections have been added. It is the largest public collection of its kind in Wales.
Monty’s Brewery Visitor Centre
Monty’s brewery has a fantastic visitors centre in the old Cottage pub at the bottom of the town. If you enjoyed a pint from our bar, the centre is well worth a visit. Try more of the ales, get a souvenir and meet the brewers.
The attractive, 13th Century, Grade I listed, St Nicholas Church, with a number of historic features.
‘Unbelievable find, a ‘village’ with so much history and so handy for exploring Wales.’