Things to See

While you are walking the Path, you might find time to visit the castles and other buildings of interest along the National Trail. Here is a selection of places to visit, and many of these have their own website, so you can read about them before you go.

Offa’s Dyke Visitor Centre, Prestatyn Beach
St Asaph Cathedral
+ Rhuddlan Castle
+ Denbigh Castle and town walls
Penycloddiau Hill Fort
Moel Arthur Hill Fort
Jubilee Tower, Moel Famau
Moel Famau, a site by John Cronin
Moel Fenlli Hill Fort
Llangwyfan Forest
Llanarmon yn Ial
+ Valle Crucis Abbey and the Pillar of Eliseg
Castell Dinas Bran
* Llangollen Railway
* Plas Newydd House, Llangollen
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
* Chirk Castle (National Trust)
Tower at Lake Vyrnwy
Pictures of Montgomery canal, including the Vyrnwy Aqueduct
Montgomery Canal
* Powysland Museum
* Welshpool and Llanfair Railway
* Powis Castle (National Trust)
Beacon Ring Hill Fort
Llanymynech Lime Kilns
Leighton Hall, Powys
+ Montgomery Castle
Montgomery town
* Old Bell Museum, Montgomery
Bacheldre Watermill and Tea Gardens
Clun Castle
OFFA’S DYKE CENTRE and EXHIBITION, KNIGHTON
Knighton Town
* Spaceguard Centre, Knighton
Burfa Hill Fort
Kington Festival
Kington Museum
* Hergest Croft Gardens
Hay Bookshops
Brecon Beacons Park Society
Llanthony Priory
Longtown Castle
Grosmont Castle
Skenfrith Castle
+ White Castle
Monmouth Castle and Monnow Bridge
Kymin Naval Temple (National Trust)
St Briavels Castle (Youth Hostel)
Tintern Old Railway Station Visitor Centre
+ Tintern Abbey
Wintours Leap – Lower Wye Valley viewpoint
+ Chepstow Castle
Chepstow town walls and bridge
Visitor Centre and TIC, Chepstow
Severn Estuary

Admission charges:    + CADW / English Heritage     * Other

Taken by Judith Barnes at grid reference SJ235480, a few hundred metres above the Path, which emerges from the woodland in the foreground and continues towards Llandegla
St Michael's Llanfihangel Ystum Llewern
St Michael’s Llanfihangel Ystum Llewern