The quaint and historic market town of Knighton is a pleasant place to visit, with attractive winding streets and a imposing Victorian clock tower.
Knighton is located right on the English-Welsh border, with the result that some parts of the town are in Powys and some in the English county of Shropshire. It is also right on top of the ancient defensive earthwork of Offa's Dyke, constructed by Offa, the 8th century King of Mercia to mark the border of his domain.
The Offa's Dyke Centre tells the history of the area, and gives information about the 177 mile long footpath that now marks much of its route.
This scenic area is great for walking, with another footpath, the 128 mile long Glyndwr's Way National Trail linking Knighton and Welshpool and joining with the Offa's Dyke path. It is named after the Welsh Prince Owain Glyndwr, who led a revolt against the English in the 14th century.
Also in Knighton is the Spaceguard Centre, an observatory dedicated to addressing the collision hazards of asteroids and other objects.
Enjoy the walks - you are right on the English/Welsh border here.
Towns Near Knighton To Visit - straight line distance:Clun (5.31 miles) Presteigne (5.37 miles) Kington (9.77 miles) Bishops Castle (10.32 miles)
The Offas Dyke Centre History of the local area and Offas Dyke.
The Spaceguard Centre Observatory watching out for asteroids and other objects from space.
Glyndwrs Way National Trail Long distance footpath through beautiful Welsh scenery.