Knighton, Powys

Knighton, Powys, is a small market town sitting astride the border between Wales and England. A historic town set in the lush rolling country of the Marches. The Welsh name for the town is “Tref-y-Clawdd”, the town on the Dyke. Knighton is the only town to lie on the line of Offa’s Dyke, and is the home to the Offa’s Dyke Centre and the mid point of the Offa’s Dyke National Trail. Knighton is rich in history with half-timbered houses from the 17th century and narrow winding streets.

There is evidence of settlement in the area dating back to the Stone Age but the current town is mostly medieval in origin. Offa was King of Mercia from 757 to 796AD, and built his famous Dyke to separate his kingdom from Wales. Knighton is also known as “The Town on the Dyke”- it is the only town which lies on the line of the Dyke, and is the home of the Offa’s Dyke Centre.