Offa’s Dyke Centre


The Offa’s Dyke Centre is open long weekends Friday – Sundays, 10am to 4pm

For a taster video of our interpretive displays on Offa’s and Wat’s Dyke visit our YouTube channel

The Offa’s Dyke Association is a membership-based charity led by volunteer trustees

The Association is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) Charity Commission registration No 1203068). Our charitable objects:

“To promote for the public benefit, in the border counties region of England and Wales, the conservation, preservation, protection and understanding of Offa’s Dyke and similar or linked sites and structures of archaeological or historical interest”.

We promote the conservation of Offa’s Dyke and the general public’s under standing and enjoyment of it. The original charity was founded in 1969 but more recently we were advised that in order to deliver our charitable objects we should become a CIO. Finally 15th May 2023 the Charity Commission approved the registration of the Offa’s Dyke Association CIO onto the register of charities.

We also partner Cadw, Historic England and Shropshire County Council with the delivery of the Offa’s Dyke Conservation Project and we operate our own Conservation Fund.  The Association is based at the Offa’s Dyke Centre in Knighton (postcode LD7 1EN;  W3W walled.unity.apart) at roughly the half way point along the Dyke and National Trail.

We do not receive any form of financial assistance towards our day-to-day running costs. We do, however, pride ourselves on running a very professional heritage centre and in 2021 we opened a brand new exhibition, curated by Professor Keith Ray, which interprets both Offa and Wat’s Dykes. We are gradually expanding our wider education and community work.

This all takes time, willingly gifted by trustees and our volunteers, and we would like to do more but there is a limit to what we can do without help. So, if you are interested in lending a hand as a volunteer at the Centre or if you feel that you have skills useful to us as a trustee then please get in touch by emailing  We have trustee vacancies for Secretary and Treasurer. 

We sell guide books and maps both online and in the Centre together with an extensive range of quality giftware, and guests in our tea room, overlooking the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, will enjoy the best view in town.  You can download our English pdf leaflet here, a gallwch lawrlwytho’r fersiwn Cymraeg yma.

Our invaluable accommodation listing, is available as a pdf  from our on-line shop.