Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Knighton

Knighton's ancient market town lies on the River Teme banks in Powys, Wales. It sits on The English border, and parts of the town, including the railway station, are in Shropshire. Once an Anglo-Saxon settlement, Knighton is located on Offa’s Dyke, a towering earthwork that follows the border between England and Wales. A long-distance footpath follows the dyke, between Liverpool Bay in the north and the Severn Estuary in the south. Exploring the town from your holiday cottage in Knighton, you will discover a bustling centre with fine medieval architecture and the remains of two Norman castles.  There is a busy livestock market and a farmers’ market where you can pick up fresh local produce. Near the clock tower, you will find a variety of independent shops, cafes, and pubs. Knighton is famous for its carnival, which takes place every August, with parades, carnival floats, music and food stalls. Outside the town and visible for miles, the observatory has Europe’s largest camera obscura and a planetarium. Self-catering holidays in Knighton are popular among hikers, with many spectacular routes through the surrounding rolling hills, pastures and woods

A woo-clad eco-cottage with a balcony overlooks a shrub-lined courtyard

Swallow Cottage is rich in rustic charm. Exposed beams and period details feature heavily in the 18th-century Grade II listed barn conversion, which sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Bucknell in Shropshire and enjoys multiple outdoor spaces, beautiful views and modern comforts.

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Recommended Places to Visit when Staying in a Knighton Holiday Cottage


Spaceguard Centre

Visit the National Near Earth Objects Centre, where the danger of comets and asteroids is studied.


House on Crutches Museum

Don’t miss the fascinating exhibits in this remarkable Elizabethan building in Bishops Castle.


Land of Lost Content

Explore this unique pop culture artefact collection at the Old Market Hall in Craven Arms.


Valley View Falconry

This falconry offers bird of prey displays and handling experiences amid beautiful scenery.


Fronserth Farm Alpacas

Take an alpaca trek through the rolling hills from this family-run farm, a scenic drive westward from Knighton.