House and terrace
Front of house
A busy market town in the Welsh borders
Knighton is a busy market town on the border between England and Wales, situated on the River Teme in the Cambrian Mountains. Ffrydd House is within walking distance of all shops, attractions and sports facilities in the town, as well as the railway station and local walks.
Offa’s Dyke Centre/Tourist Information Centre, with an exhibition on the history of the dyke. Close to the building is a good example of the Dyke itself and go down beside the Centre to get to the Riverside Walk – past the children’s playground, go down the slope to the left to the river, along the river to the railway (cross with care), up to the road, turn right along the road until the railway bridge, turn right along the road and left in front of the Knighton hotel to return to Ffrydd House.
Go up the main street to the Clock Tower, typical of this part of the country. Up to the left is the Narrows with its old houses – at the top go to the right and then left to see the traditional houses in Market Street. Go down to the right to the church.
In the Tourist Information File at Ffrydd House, you will find an illustrated walking tour of the 25 interesting and specialised shops in the town e.g. Tower Arts & Crafts Gallery, the Wool Shop, the Music Shop, Precious Earth with its environmentally friendly paints and the Table Top Soccer shop, in addition to banks and building societies, estate agents, hairdressers, charity shops. There is also a sports centre with swimming pool and gym as well as lovely walks in the surrounding hills.
There are local rugby matches (in England!) and football matches to watch in winter and cricket matches (in Wales) in summer. The town has a sports centre, with swimming pool, squash courts, tennis courts, gym.
Knighton is on the Heart of Wales railway line.
Spaceguard Centre, near Knighton (off the Ludlow Road)
Astronomical observatory established in 1966. Telescopes, planetarium, Orrery, Meteorites, Robotic telescope. Phone in advance for guided tour times and availability. Open daily, Wednesdays-Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Knighton Town Council
Martin Holborow and Margaret Leach
13 Bridge St,
Powys, LD7 1BT
Tel. (UK) 07976 403434
Knighton Clock Tower
Knighton in the snow
Town Crier Festival
Small breeds farm