Knighton in Powys is a great place to head for a self catering short break or holiday... there is so much to see and do. Click here to find out more »
700 years ago Knighton was the scene of one of Owain Glyndwr's most famous victories against English invaders. Now it warmly welcomes tourists to this attractive and uniquely positioned border town, part of which nestles in England, part of which nestles in Wales. Knighton is steeped in history with sloping winding streets and half-timbered houses. On each Thursday and Friday, livestock comes to market and there are lively fairs celebrated in May and Autumn. With antiques and gifts, old inns with character and good, Knighton is well served by pubs and restaurants. Swimming, tennis, bowls and other sporting activities are available at the leisure centre, while high-quality golf, clay pigeon shooting, game and coarse fishing are also accessible nearby. The Powys Observatory offers a unique and fascinating opportunity to see life around Knighton the moon and distant galaxies. The Camera Obscura observes wildlife and the surrounding countryside and transmits its images to viewers in a darkened circular room.