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'''Montgomery''' [http://www.montgomery-wales.co.uk/] ([[Welsh_phrasebook|Welsh]]: ''Trefaldwyn'', meaning "Baldwin's town")is a market town in [[Powys]]. As the name implies, it was historically the county town of [[Montgomeryshire]] and as such, was a prosperous community and important political and commercial centre in the 17th-19th centuries. After the mid-19th centuries it began to be eclipsed as a commercial centre, and subsequently politically, by the nearby [[Newtown]] and [[Welshpool]], due to those two towns being located on the River Severn, Montgomery Canal, and Cambrian Railway. As a consequence, Montgomery has retained an "unspoilt" feel, with some fine examples of Georgian and early Victorian Architecture.
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'''Montgomery''' [http://www.montgomery-wales.co.uk/] ([[Welsh_phrasebook|Welsh]]: ''Trefaldwyn'', meaning "Baldwin's town")is a market town in [[Powys]]. As the name implies, it was historically the county town of [[Montgomeryshire]] and as such, was a prosperous community and important political and commercial centre in the 17th-19th centuries. After the mid-19th century it began to be eclipsed as a commercial centre, and subsequently politically, by the nearby [[Newtown]] and [[Welshpool]], due to those two towns being located on the River Severn, Montgomery Canal, and Cambrian Railway. As a consequence, Montgomery has retained an "unspoilt" feel, with some fine examples of Georgian and early Victorian Architecture.
  
 
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Revision as of 14:48, 11 October 2010

Montgomery [2] (Welsh: Trefaldwyn, meaning "Baldwin's town")is a market town in Powys. As the name implies, it was historically the county town of Montgomeryshire and as such, was a prosperous community and important political and commercial centre in the 17th-19th centuries. After the mid-19th century it began to be eclipsed as a commercial centre, and subsequently politically, by the nearby Newtown and Welshpool, due to those two towns being located on the River Severn, Montgomery Canal, and Cambrian Railway. As a consequence, Montgomery has retained an "unspoilt" feel, with some fine examples of Georgian and early Victorian Architecture.

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By road

Montgomery is missed by the major 'A'-road network, lying a few miles to the east of the main A483 Swansea - Chester road, roughly half-way between Welshpool and Newtown.

By rail

The nearest stations are at Welshpool and Newtown, on the Cambrian line.

Get around

See

  • St Nicholas Parish Church. The tombs of the Herbert family and stained glass windows are well worth seeing. The church yard offers panoramic views over Shropshire (52.560944,-3.146647)
  • Montgomery Castle. Open Entry. The castle dates back to 1223 and is now an imposing ruin, situated on a hill above the town. Free.
  • Montgomeryshire War Memorial. Open Entry. Built in 1923 of white Portland stone, the War Memorial was originally dedicated to those men of the county of Montgomeryshire who lost their lives in the First World War. It has since been rededicated to those who fell in all past wars. The climb up to the Memorial is well worth the effort as on a clear day it offers a magnificent 360-degree panorama of the surrounding countryside. To the east the Shropshire Hills can be seen very clearly, while to the west, all the major mountain groups of Mid- and North-Wales can be seen, from Pumlumon to the south-west, Cadair Idris to the west, the Arans and Snowdon (over 50 miles away!) to the north-west and the Berwyns in the north. Free. (52.55357,-3.157743)

Do

Buy

Eat

  • Dragon Hotel, Market Square, Montgomery, Powys SY15 6PA (Uphill from the main Square in Montgomery), +44-1686-668-359, [1]. Good, locally-sourced food in the restaurant and bar. Good range of real ales and ciders. Cheerful service.

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