Xmas 2018

Montgomery 2019 Calendar – £9.95 Set of 5 Xmas cards – £2.99 Set of 10 Xmas Postcards – £2.99   Montgomery 2019 Calendar £9.95   A4 size, wall mounted Montgomery scene Calendar featuring a different Montgomery view for each month. For people who need extra space for appointment details etc. we include FREE downloadable extra calendar pages that fold down to show appointment details and then fold away again when not needed. ( Monthly Calendar pages are shown below… )     Pack of 5 Xmas cards £2.99   Pack of 5x Montgomery Xmas Cards with 5x envelopes.  Each card features Continue reading

Top of the Wall Music

Top of the Wall Music Harp and Piano tuition plus Harps for sale and hire Harp and Piano Tuition New and Used Harps for sale Harps for Sale and Hire New Harps for sale Used Harps for Sale Harps for Hire 1 2 SITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION – Please return in a few days time Top of the wall music    About us  Latest News Tuition & Workshops Harp Hire & Sales Events             Top of the Wall Music Tel: 01686 669908 Website: www.TopOfTheWallMusic.co.uk Facebook: www.facebook.com/topofthewallmusic Email:  AmandaJaneMundy@gmail.com Harp and Piano tuition, Harp Sales and special events. Continue reading

Montgomery returns to the Middle Ages

Medieval reenactment - cooking over a fire

Montgomery returns to the Middle Ages The Welsh Marches, the lands bordering England and Wales, were the site of countless bloody skirmishes in the Middle Ages. Back then, you would find a fiercely tribal culture. These borderlands were places to avoid, unless you were ready to risk the inevitable bloodbaths resulting from violent tribal clashes. These days, the people of Montgomery and the surrounding area are far more welcoming.   The 1267 Treaty of Montgomery We do love to celebrate the rich history of our town, however. The weekend commencing 29th September 2017 offered us an occasion to return to Continue reading

Welsh Assembly Senedd visit

Welsh Assembly Senedd Visit Montgomeryshire AM unveils painting Montgomery residents took a trip to the Welsh Assembly building in Cardiff for the unveiling of a painting of their Town Crier, Sue Blower, in full ceremonial regalia.  The painting, by local artist Daniel Yeomans of Llandysil, is on prominent display on the top floor. The structurally stunning Senedd building was constructed in 2006 and houses the Welsh Assembly. It is based on the seafront in Cardiff and overlooks wonderful views of the old docks area that has been redeveloped into a vibrant waterfront location. Montgomery visitors passing through scanners and security at the Senedd. Continue reading

Self catering in and around Montgomery

Where to Stay – Self Catering in and around Montgomery Further information Bank Cottage, Montgomery This delightful mid-18th-Century Grade II Listed cottage is situated within a short walk of the centre of Montgomery, just down the hill from Montgomery Castle. This traditional, semi-detached, wood beamed cottage oozes character. The self catering accommodation includes two wood-floored bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with a single bed and bunk bed. Bank Cottage also features an oak staircase and landing, a modernised bath/shower room, kitchen, dining room and a lounge with wood burner and exposed original beams. It is also equipped with fridge/freezer and TV with Sky. Continue reading

Montgomeryshire War Memorial walk

Approaching the war memorial

Montgomeryshire War Memorial walk A walk from Montgomery up to the Montgomeryshire County War Memorial on Town Hill that overlooks the surrounding area, giving commanding all round views Going: Medium difficulty. Climbs steeply to a high local hilltop. Slippy in damp conditions. Duration: 1.5 hour+ to include taking in the views. Facing the Town Hall, walk around to its rear and head up the narrow road that climbs up past the Dragon Hotel.  It starts off quite steep then levels out a little as you progress. This narrow and steep lane is known locally as  ‘The Conduit’ – pronounced locally as 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….http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle-and-garden/whats-on 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

Discover Montgomery Castle – Short walk

Discover Montgomery Castle – Short walk Going: 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