Montgomery - the perfect escape in mid wales

The Checkers sits on the town square in the pretty town of Montgomery.

The town has a quiet vibrancy as locals and visitors enjoy the Georgian architecture, beautiful countryside, thriving and eclectic local businesses and the areas wonderful produce. 

Within the town you have a superb and diverse collection of small retailers, while The Old Bell museum offers visitors a true insight into the Montgomery of old, and a stop off at Montys Brewery visitors center  offers a chance to taste some of the new industry that taking place in the town.

Montgomery Castle  has the most impressive view over the town and is well worth the short steep walk from the town square, while the more sedate walking along the nearby Montgomery canal is a relaxing way to see the borderland.  

Those on foot can also enjoy the history of Offa's Dyke, and other beautiful walks, while bikers have a selection of local routes, wild trails and Llandegla is within an hour by car.

Powis Castle is a local National Trust gem with the most impressive gardens.  The medieval towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow are both within 45 minutes by car. 

One of the seven wonders of Wales, Pistyll Rhaeadr, a waterfall above Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochant, is definitely worth a visit.  As is Lake Vyrnwy on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park amidst the remote and beautiful Berwyn Mountains.