Montgomery Beacon celebrates Queens 90th Birthday

Montgomery Celebrates Queens 90th Birthday 21st April 2016 Montgomery celebrated the Queens 90th Birthday with a Beacon and Fireworks display on Town Hill that rises above the town. Local farmers transported the wood for the Beacon to the top of Town Hill Montgomery residents arrived as the sun was setting.. some walked, some arrived in 4×4’s, while a select few arrived in style – on tractor drawn trailers ! Town Mayor, Eric Fairbrother, opened the ceremonies with a short speech and read a royal message from Prince Charles before leading the singing of the Welsh and National anthems The Town Continue reading

Powis Castle – Illuminated Formal Gardens

We attended the first of 4 evenings at Powis Castle, Welshpool ( 7 miles from Montgomery ) to view the Illuminated Formal Gardens and captured these colourful photos on our walk around the grounds. OPEN EVENINGS..4th/11th/12th/13th  December 2015  |  5pm to 8.30pmMore Details…. Continue reading

Montgomery Xmas Lights 2015

The Towns Xmas lights were turned on this evening by the Worlds Tallest Town Crier Martin WoodShrewsbury Town Crier  For one night only !Our own Sue Blower ( Monty Town Crier ) relinquished her Crier attire for just this one night to welcome back Mr Martin Wood.  Martin, at 7 foot 2 inches gave a welcoming speech – partly with microphone, which was sort of redundant as he is famed for being LOUD !!!.He warmed up the crowd then led the shouted countdown before throwing the switch.   Surely Gentle Giant Martin must be a shoe in on the casting bench for the next ‘Pirates Continue reading

Autumn at the Dingle Gardens, Welshpool – Fabulous Late October

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Early morning visit to the dew-soaked Dingle Gardens – October 2015—————————————————————————The Dingle Gardens just outside Welshpool are just a short 7 miles car journey from Montgomery and are one of our favourite places to visit, relax and take in the atmosphere and beautiful scenery at any time of the year. The promise of Autumn colour was anticipated this year and we made our way there early on a late October morning, driving through a low mist to arrive at the centre with our cameras fully charged and at the ready.  Contact Details:  Frochas, Welshpool, Powys SY21 9JD01938 552587 Continue reading

Day trip on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

A Summer’s trip on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway     After around 45 minutes travel time we approach railway sidings, a small marshalling yard and engineering workshops as we pull into our destination – Llanfair Caereinion.                 For more detail on the Welshpool & Llanfair light railway see their website here… We hope you’ve enjoyed this ‘Days Out’ article. Why not look at some of our other local Walks, Gardens to visit and Other things to do in this beautiful region.   Dave & Anthea Wilson       Continue reading

Bat & Moth evening at Roundton Hill – Wildlife Trust

  We spent a lovely late June evening as guests of the Wildlife Trust at Roundton Hill Nature reserve near Montgomery.   They were holding a Bat and Moth survey evening with a Talk and Quiz for interested parties. Distance from Montgomery – 5 miles South West     We eventually left the wood as midnight approached leaving behind the Moth and Bat group members still labouring away.   It will not be the last visit we will make and we look forward to future trips with the Wildlife Trust members. If you’d like to take part in their activities, Continue reading

Hendomen and Ford of Rhydwhyman walk

Hendomen and Ford of Rhydwhyman walk This is a pleasant circular walk from Montgomery out to Hendomen, the site of a medieval timber motte-and-bailey castle, and down to the River Severn and the Ford of Rhydwhyman – the historic main crossing point between England and Mid Wales. Going:  Easy Distance: 3 miles. The walk takes 2 hours+  including time to take in the views From the Town Hall walk past the shops along Broad Street and out towards the ‘Ivy House’ Cafe.  Turn left onto Princes Street and  take the Newtown road out of Montgomery (B4385).  Keep walking straight on and ignore roads Continue reading

Offa’s Dyke Walk

Offa’s Dyke Walk A wonderful walk going back 1200 years  to the manual labour construction of a 177 mile long Earthworks, now a registered Ancient Monument, called Offas’ Dyke. Going: Fairly level easy going. Duration: Allow 2 hours to complete the walk. From the Town Hall walk past the shops along Broad Street and out towards the Ivy House Cafe.  Turn right onto Princes Street and walk out of town ignoring any left or right hand roads. After a few hundred metres you will see a childrens play area on your left and just past the next road on your Continue reading

Monty’s Brewery – Visitor Centre

Why not take a short walk out from the Town hall and try the award winning Monty’s range of beers in their new visitor centre nearby, Inside it’s a comfortable, welcoming environment complete with cozy seating areas, alcoves and a video viewing area showcasing Monty’s Brewery suppliers and brewing process.  It feels very much like a traditional pub with plenty of interesting displays set around the rooms. It also has seating outside in the Beer garden that is perfect for those hot summer days.   In the centre they showcase their range of beers that are brewed near here on Continue reading

Discover Montgomery Castle – Short walk

Discover Montgomery Castle – Short walkGoing: Medium difficulty – Steep climbs and descents with narrow tracks in places.Duration: 1 hour+  to include taking in the views and castle grounds.        We hope that you enjoyed our short walk and tour of our lovely Montgomery Castle and you feel inspired to take another of our suggested walks shortly.  We particularly recommend the ‘Offa’s Dyke’  and ‘Ffridd Faldwyn Hillfort’ walks that take a few hours to complete.   Continue reading