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Visit Knighton in Powys, a beautiful market town set in the lush rolling country of the Marches. Knighton is an excellent location for a short break or holiday with a wide range of places to stay including an award winning hotel, cosy bed and breakfasts or farmhouse accommodation, camping, and many self catering cottages, the perfect place for both those who want an energetic holiday or those who just want to relax. There are many places to provide good food and drink.

Many people return to Knighton and surrounding areas year after year.

St Edward's Church, Knighton

Exploring this remarkable landscape and its rich history is what attracts most people to the area. Knighton itself is part in Shropshire in England and part in Powys in Wales making it an ideal base for exploring the Marches both sides of the border. "Marches" means border or disputed country; this part of the country certainly had a turbulent past and was governed by the Council of Marcher Lords who met at Ludlow Castle. For many years Knighton was controlled by the powerful Mortimer family from their mighty castle at nearby Wigmore.

The Welsh name for the town is "Tref-y-Clawdd", the town on the Dyke.

View of Knighton from the Garth
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