Montgomery is a former county town surrounded by the unspoilt marches borderland. It's a beautiful gateway to Mid Wales, offering the perfect route to Lake Vyrnwy, Llanrhaeadr Waterfall and Snowdonia National Park.
Montgomery is a town steeped in history, having long been fought over by the English and the Welsh. The town has plenty to explore with its own castle, a beautiful church, gift shops and galleries, coffee shops, Bunners - the famous Ironmongers and The Old Bell Museum.
Those wishing to enjoy a good walk can explore the historic Offas Dyke, the short (but steep!) stroll up to Montgomery Castle and the beautiful views from Montgomery Monument. Mitchells Fold Stone Circle, The Stiperstones and Corndon Hill are also beautiful spots to visit with lots of public foot paths to explore.
Local Towns & Villages
Historic Shrewsbury and food lovers Ludlow are both within twenty miles, while the small towns of Welshpool with the stunning Powis Castle, the pretty village of Berriew and Bishops Castle are all well worth a visit.
Gardens & Nurseries
Glansevern Hall Gardens are romantically positioned on the banks of the River Severn in Mid Wales, and offer over 25 stunning acres of diverse landscape and exotic planting. The spectacular estate comprises a variety of garden attractions, such as the enormous lake, a cascading Water Garden, lakeside and woodland walks, the more formal Walled Garden, the charming Folly Garden and the secluded Bird Hide. On your visit to Glansevern you can enjoy delicious food, courtesy of The Potting Shed Café, which is situated in the picturesque Georgian courtyard. Furthermore, The Chic Shed Shop at the Visitor Entrance stocks a beautiful and original selection of garden-inspired gifts, plants and flowers.
The Lakeside Golf Club near Garthmyl, St Giles Golf Club near Newtown and Welshpool Golf Club all offer some of the best courses in mid Wales.
Cloverlands Model Car Museum
A display of a thousand model cars including Bugatti, Bentley and Rolls-Royce - largest item four feet long! A unique must-see slice of motoring history. See www.montgomeryinstitute.co.uk for opening times.