Welcome to Montgomery - Wales
A historic market town, Montgomery is a pleasant place to explore with its mixture of timber-framed houses, cobbled streets and Georgian and Victorian architecture. Situated on the Welsh border, Montgomery grew up around its hilltop castle, built in the 13th century. Montgomery has a thriving community and offers a wealth of activity for visitors and newcomers alike. Situated close to the Offa's Dyke path, Montgomery is an excellent stopping off point providing a wealth of warm and friendly places to stay as well as places to eat and drink.
Places to visit
The parish church of St. Nicholas. Inside you will see the elaborate canopied tomb of Sir Richard Herbert, medieval effigies of knights, and an ornate carved 15th century screen and loft. Despite these relics, the church is probably best known in Montgomery for its Robber’s Grave. It was here that John Davies was laid to rest after hanging for assault and robbery. He pleaded his innocence and swore that the grass above his grave would not grow for a 100 years. A wooden cross now marks the spot where he lies.
MONTGOMERY PRESBYTERIAN CHAPEL belongs to the English speaking section of the Presbyterian Church of Wales. It is the only Non-Conformist Church in the Town and is situated towards the lower end of Princess Street. Regular services are held in the Chapel, and other activities take place in the recently converted Upper Room and kitchen. To find out more, click on the picture or click here.
Other places of interest are Montgomery Town Hall, the Georgian town square, timber-framed houses, the town pump and tethers, Montgomery Post Office and the Old Bell Museum where you will find scale models of local castles, excavated artifacts and the history of Montgomery.