Surrounded by beautiful hills and valleys, Presteigne lies on the cusp of the old Welsh county of Radnorshire and the English counties of Shropshire and Herefordshire.
A great home base for exploring the Marches, the town is located less than five miles from access to Offa's Dyke Path, the most famous of many walking opportunities in the area. The historic city of Hereford and towns of Leominster and Ludlow are all less than an hour's drive by car and and celebrated 'book festival' town at Hay-on-Wye is just 19 miles away. Presteigne itself hosts a major classical music festival every summer. www.presteignefestival.com.
On the outskirts of town is Rodd Farm and the Sydney Nolan Trust, where a variety of seasonal exhibitions and events celebrate the spirit of the great Australian painter, whose home this was.
Close by Presteigne's medieval church, an ancient stone bridge over the Lugg River marks the border between Wales and England. The town boasts an award-winning Museum-The Judge's Lodging- and a fine selection of Georgian architecture as well as the early 17th Century Radnoshire Arms Hotel, (which usually hosts the annual vintage sports car rally).
Further information about this quirky, charming town, can be discovered at www.presteigne.org.uk.