Dating back to the 13th century and demolished in the 17th century on the order of Parliament, the ruins of Montgomery Castle stand proud above the old county town.
If you fancy a challenging walk then park in the town and walk (maybe climb is a better word!) up the steep path to the castle. There’s a handy bench when you reach the top of the hill to help settle wobbly legs. Those not up for the challenging walk can park in the castle’s car park. It’s just a short level walk from there to the castle.
The views from the castle are amazing – from Roundton and Corndon Hill by Churchstoke to the roman roads heading to Chirbury and Forden. On a clear day you can see for miles.
Montgomery Castle is just down the road from me. I’m so lucky to have places like this practically on my doorstep. If you’re heading to Mid Wales or even just passing through, I’d definitely recommend visiting.
Back in town there are some lovely little shops to browse. There are pubs and cafes, but if you fancy some posh (and very tasty) nosh then I’d recommend The Checkers, Montgomery, a Michelin star restaurant. However, they’re very popular so I would advise booking in advance!
Postcode: SY15 6HN