Knighton is rich in history with half-timbered houses and winding streets known locally as "The Narrows". Knighton has 'Walkers are Welcome' status and is unique in Wales in that two National Trails meet here - Offa's Dyke Path and Glyndŵr's Way.

Start the day at the Offa's Dyke Centre in West Street which offers an attractive interactive exhibition that allows visitors to explore the Dyke and the National Trail. The free exhibition covers the construction of Offa's Dyke, the Welsh Princes of the Anglo-Saxon period, the flora and fauna of the area, the history of Knighton and the maintenance of the Dyke and the National Trail. Within the Centre you’ll also find a shop and the Tourist Information Centre.

The Town Trail is a great way to explore the places and buildings of historic interest in the town and a Trail leaflet can be downloaded from the Visit Knighton website or picked up at the Tourist Information Centre.

So dark are the skies around Knighton that the area was selected for the Spaceguard Centre. Situated 2 miles from Knighton rail station the Centre is a working astronomical observatory in a stunning location.


© Tim Glover