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Guide to Knighton

Perched on the edge of the Shropshire Hills, Knighton is a small market town that straddles the borders of England and Wales.

Despite its seeming isolation, Knighton rose to prominence in the 15th century as a centre for the wool trade. Further growth came in 1861, when the town was connected to the rail network for the first time. Today, Knighton station is part of the Heart of Wales Line, which runs from Craven Arms in Shropshire to Llanelli in south-west Wales.

Much of the appeal of living in Knighton stems from its close proximity to stunning countryside. In particular, part of the town is nestled within the boundaries of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which stretches for 310 square miles across the west of England.

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Beyond the abundant green space, Knighton boasts a host of attractions, from events to historic sights. Just outside the town lies the Spaceguard Centre, an observatory with a telescope and the largest camera obscura in Europe.

For lovers of the outdoors, Knighton marks one end of Glyndwr’s Way, a 135-mile walking trail that connects the town with Welshpool. Offa’s Dyke, a 177-mile route that closely follows the Anglo-Welsh border, also runs through the town.

One of the area’s biggest social events is the annual Knighton Carnival and Show. Combining food stalls, handicrafts, vintage car exhibitions and more, the event takes place each year across the August Bank Holiday weekend.

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Chancellors Estate Agents’ Kington branch services Knighton and has a wide range of properties available for sale and to let in and around the area.

For any questions about buying, selling, renting or letting property in Knighton, our Kington branch is open six days a week, from Monday to Saturday.