Nearby towns and villages worth seeing
Both the start point of the 132-mile Glyndŵr’s Way footpath, and the midpoint of the Offa’s Dyke path are directly outside our door. Knighton’s Welsh name means the town on the dyke and it is a perfect place for distance walkers to rest and recuperate. Many of our walker guests choose to break their journey for a couple of nights here at Offa Dyke House, or to end a leg here and take up the walk again from here at a later date. Buses leave Knighton for Kington Monday to Saturday, passing through Presteigne and Titley. Check for bus times.
Some guests pre-book a two course supper or a ‘light bite’ in the guest dining room, others stroll down the road and eat out locally. Consult our Guest Information book for info on local dining options, or if you wish to plan ahead we can email you some details after you book.
The Glyndŵr’s Way path literally starts just outside the door here at Offa Dyke House. The path is named after the last Welsh Prince of Wales, Owain Glyndŵr, whose revolt against English rule was fought out across the landscape covered by the path. In 1404 Glyndŵr’s Welsh parliament was based in Machynlleth, and the medieval parliamentary buildings still stand in the town. Today the market town forms the halfway stage on the Glyndŵr’s Way walking route. Find out more about the Glyndŵr’s Way path.
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More info for Cyclists
Knighton and the nearby town of Presteigne form a designated Cycle Break Centre. A cycle pack covering five circular rides in the area, with distances ranging from 9 to 33 miles, is available to order by post from Brecon Tourist Information Centre (£3). The scenic Radnor Ring Cycle Route passes through Knighton. This route takes in 84 miles of quiet country lanes, crossing some of mid Wales’ most spectacular scenery and bringing you back to Knighton. As Knighton is one of the few towns on the route with a train station, it is a popular place to start and end your Radnor Ring journey. Lockable cycle storage is available at Offa Dyke House.