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9. Montgomery

Top 10 ten places to visit in Wales - Central Wales


Montgomery is situated deep in the Welsh Marches and only a few miles from the border with England. It's an attractive town, with a strong architectural heritage complete with medieval castle and well-preserved Georgian square.

From the mound of the castle, just on the Welsh side of Offa's Dyke, there are wonderful views over the lofty church tower and the handsome Georgian Streets, notably the impressively symmetrical main street - well named Broad Street - which swoops up to the perfect little red brick town hall, crowned by a pert clocktower.
The 13th century Church of St Nicholas contains a carved monument to local landowner Sir Richard Herbert and his wife, dating from 1600. Their eight children, who included the poet Elizabeth George, have been carved in beatific kneeling positions behind them.  
The Old Bell Museum by the town hall, has an enjoyable collection of excavated artefacts, scale models of local castles, and mementoes from Montgomery civic life.   
Montgomery is a good place to stay and use as a base to explore the Welsh Marches and Offa's Dyke, with a decent selection of guesthouses and pubs. 


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