The traditional county town of Montgomeryshire has an interesting history of being strategically important in its past Roman occupation and civil wars; this is reflected in its fortresses Montgomery Castle and the nearby Dolforwyn Castle.
The Cloverlands Collection is worth a visit for model car enthusiasts, and the Old Bell Museum is a converted inn displaying the local history with guided tours available upon request. The Montgomery Canal is nice for a peaceful stroll and spotting the birdlife, other nearby walks include the Offa’s Dyke Path and the trail up to the Ffridd Faldwyn hillfort. There are five cycling routes from the town using quiet lanes which are mostly free of heavy traffic.
For those wishing to sample the local ales, The Monty’s Brewery Visitor Centre has an on-site tasting room and brewery shop. The steam train journey from Welshpool to Llanfair is a fantastic trip through the mid Wales countryside.