Montgomery Wales - your gateway to Mid Wales

Cloverlands Model Car Collection

Model Cars

An amazing collection of cars from throughout the years. To find out more about the museum, please click the image above or here

Afternoons: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 2.15–5.00pm
Mornings Saturday 10.30-12.45pm

Contact

Phone 01686 668004
Mobile 07891-696844
www.montgomeryinstitute.co.uk

County War Memorial

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MapIn 1923 County War Memorial was completed to commemorate fallen servicemen from Montgomeryshire County. It was built by means of public subscription.  
Standing 14 metres high, 320 metres above sea level. It is built of white Portland Stone and was originally dedicated to those men from Montgomeryshire who fell in the 1st World War.
Situated on Town Hill overlooking Montgomery and is visible for many miles in all directions. The moderate climb up from the path opposite the Castle car park is quite easy. Good footwear is recommended.
Beautiful views reward the visitor from the top with Cadair Idris clearly visible on a fine day showing the sun its way to bed.

More information on the Memorial and one mans determination to restore this landmark can be found here: Terry Boundy

 

 

Montgomery Castle

Castle

MapDates
Open all the year round

Times
Open during daylight hours

Car Park closes:
Winter 4pm
Spring & Autumn 6pm
Summer 9pm

When the Car Park is closed there is footpath access from Arthur Street opposite Bunners and from the steep road up from the Dragon Hotel.

 

Play at the Castle
Touring theatre companies perform at the Castle on a regular basis during the summer. Check the Events Calendar for more information

Montgomery Cycle Route

Cycle RoutesThe five cycle rides based on Montgomery will provide you with beautiful views of the dramatic countryside of the Welsh borders. The lanes are free of heavy traffic and therefore if you need to push up any hill it is easy to do so!

 

 

 

The Routes:

Route DetailsRoute 1 – Hendomen and Dolydd Hafren nature reserve:
This route, local to Montgomery, gives an exceptional view over the town and later on of the castle. An extension allows a visit to a very interesting nature reserve next to the river Severn.

Route 2 – Abermule:
A very attractive valley route is followed by a longish climb from Abermule. However this is rewarded by truly fantastic views as far as Cadr Idris from the flat cycle ride on the top of the hill. Don’t miss this one.

Route 3 – Pentreheyling and Churchstoke:
An easy route with only one short sharp hill.There is a water mill near Bacheldre, which produces flour, and there are two opportunities to see the impressive mound of Offa’s Dyke. The lanes are beautiful and very rustic.

Route 4 – Abermule and Bettws Cedewain:
Except for two short sharp hills between Abermule and the B4389 this route is relatively easy. The views along the way are very attractive and there are the river Severn, Montgomery canal and Dolforwyn Castle to visit. Newtown can also be visited via a traffic free disused canal and riverside path.

Route 5 – Welshpool:
Apart from a climb past Powis castle grounds this route is relatively easy. Welshpool and Berriew offer amenities and museums. Powis castle is a fascinating National Trust property and the gardens are superb. Check opening times.

Map

Cycle Shops
Brooks Cycles Welshpool: 01938 553582
Brooks Cycles Newtown: 01686 610021

 

 

 

 

Walks around Montgomery

Civic SocietyThe Civic Society has published a number of illustrated walk leaflets with maps which are on sale in various outlets:
Post Office, Spar, Ivy House, Welshpool TIC, Old Bell Museum.

A Walk around Montgomery. 75p (this includes a town map)
Town Hill and Fridd Walk. 75p (5 miles approx)
Offa's Dyke and Lymore Walk. 75p (2.5miles approx)
Montgomery Guide Book. (contains several walks) £3.00

The Society also welcomes groups to the Old Bell Museum, out of normal opening hours, when we offer a talk about the Town, a visit to the museum and a conducted, easy walk around Montgomery.
Price: £2.50 per head for these pre-booked group visits.
Booking: 01686 668313 & 01686 668773

Old Bell Museum

Old BellA 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. There are permanent exhibitions relating to the medieval and Norman castles and their archaeological excavations with excellent scale models of both.

Two rooms are devoted to the Workhouse and the Cambrian Railway. A small room in the museum has been restored to demonstrate the various methods of construction in this half timbered building

Powis Castle

Powis CastlePowis Castle and gardens, near Welshpool was built around 1200 and houses a beautiful collection of textiles, bronzes, ivory and jade from Powis Castle India and are displayed for visitors in the Clive (of India) Museum.

The castle is medieval and was built by Welsh princes. The castle has been added to by generations of the Clive and Herbet families. The Coach House is home to the state coach used by the Earls of Powis, and can be seen by visitors.
The World Famous 17th century terrace garden is laid out with heavy influences from the Italian and French styles and has a collection of rare plants in herbaceous borders.

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

RailwayOpened in 1903 to link the market Light Railway town of Welshpool to the rural community of Llanfair Caereinion.
Built as a Light Railway to avoid some of the costs of railway construction, the narrow gauge allows for tight curves and steep gradients, enabling the line to follow the contours of the countryside.
Click on the picture for more information including opening times, timetable and events.

 

 

Commando Paintball

Paint BallSituated in the picturesque surroundings of the Shropshire and Powys borders. Commando Paintball is a family run outdoor pursuits centre based at the beautiful Bulthy Hill Farm.
Click on the picture for more information

 

 

 

Lake Vyrnwy

LakeLake Vyrnwy lies just to the south of Snowdonia. It is a man-made water reservoir with a perimeter road 11.75 miles long. Located a short drive Waterfall from the Shropshire border it is a day-out from areas such as Birmingham and Liverpool.
It is a perfect base for exploring Snowdonia and the coast from Harlech to Aberystwyth. Click on the picture for more information

 

 

Bob Jones Memorial Air Show

Air ShowMid Wales very own air show including some of the best air displays around the most scenic part of this gateway into Mid Wales. Check out the link for the latest information from Old Buckers, Gyroplanes to Vulcans - Welshpool airport has it all.