PLACES TO VISIT IN KNIGHTON
Panpwnton Campsite is only a five-minute drive or a ten-minute stroll into the market town of Knighton, making it the perfect place to stay to visit the town.
Interested in finding out the best things to do in Knighton? Check out our favourite activities in Knighton below.
Spaceguard Centre & Observatory
Discover the UK’s main source of discovering and researching information about near-Earth objects at The Spaceguard Centre.
Located on top of the hill, the Spaceguard Centre observatory provides an outstanding panoramic in every direction and also a clear 360-degree view of the horizon.
The Spaceguard Centre offers guided tours from Wednesday to Sunday between 2-3 times a day. Typically lasting around one and a half hours, depending on the inquisitiveness of the group and how many questions are asked.
You can find the latest information on opening times and tours by visiting the Spaceguard Centre website.
Open since 2017, Knighton Museum is located on the main street opposite Clee & Sons, Knighton’s first department store. Managed entirely by volunteers Knighton Museum explores the social history of the market town.
Covering everything from the way of life through the ages to the many industries and trades that built Knighton. Including the drovers to the flannel weavers and the tradespeople to agriculture.
Knighton Museum is fun and interactive for everyone, with visitors encouraged to handle many of the artefacts. It is also free to enter, with donations gratefully welcomed to help allow them to continue to tell Knighton’s unique history.
Typically opens from April to October, you can find out the latest information and opening times on the Visit Knighton website.
Offa’s Dyke Association Visitor Centre
Located in the centre of Knighton the Offa’s Dyke Association is a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the whole 177-mile long Offa’s Dyke Path.
A volunteer-led charity the Offa’s Dyke Association is run by a board of trustees. The aim is to promote the Offa’s Dyke trail whilst ensuring the conservation of this beautiful walking route for years to come.
The visitor centre includes a museum that documents the history of the Offa’s Dyke path, with new exhibitions added regularly. They also have a tea room overlooking the Shropshire hills and a small shop that sells a selection of Offa’s Dyke themed giftware.
Opening times and more information can be found on Offa’s Dyke Association Visitor Centre website.
In 1858, the Knighton Railway was constructed to connect the already existing Shrewsbury to the Hereford line as far as Knighton. In the following year, the Central Wales Railway was created to extend the Knighton railway onto Llandrindod.
Leading to the creation of the magnificent Knucklas Viaduct, the apparent design was commissioned by the landowner in this grandiose style. Towering at a height of 23 metres (75 feet) the viaduct has an incredible 13 arches and stems 174 metres in length.
A perfect landmark to walk to, see from afar or get a train over, you won’t be disappointed.
Want to explore the area around Panpwnton Campsite but don’t have a vehicle? TriCounty tours offer day trips and tours across Mid Wales, Herefordshire and Shropshire.
Enjoy the comfort of their VW minibus named “Eddie” and explore all of the sites and sounds of the region that is the Welsh Marches. Tours can be pre-booked and completely bespoke for you.
Including visits to the best local attractions including Elan Valley, Stokesay Castle, Soar Y Mynydd, Medieval Castles, Strata Florida, and Hereford Cathedral.
Find out more about TriCounty Tours including how to book and pricing on the TriCounty Tours Website.
Heart of Wales Train Line
Connecting you the whole way from Shrewsbury to Swansea the Heart of Wales Line is a spectacular railway to take a trip along. Operated by Transport for Wales the route is open seven days a week and is regularly used by walkers, cyclists and day-trippers.
Travelling over the previously mentioned Knucklas viaduct if you stay on the train line you’ll also pass over the Cynghordy viaduct and travel through six tunnels, including one on the Stunning lead up to Sugar Loaf.
You can find out more about the Heart of Wales Trainline by visiting their website.