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Kington is one of the great small towns of Britain: an elegant mediaeval market town, still in everyday use by some of the descendants of the people who built it. The Kington hinterland was once one of the country's largest Neolithic settlements, and is studded with Bronze Age tombs, mediaeval mottes and baileys and ancient churches. Kington is situated close to the Welsh border and for centuries was a centre for cattle drovers. Present day walkers are spoilt for choice. The Offa's Dyke Path national trail and the Herefordshire Trail run through Kington and the 30 mile Mortimer's Trail from Ludlow finishes at Kington. In addition a web of footpaths, accessible on foot from the town centre, awaits discovery.

Kington is home to England's highest 18 hole golf course. Other attractions include the nationally renowned gardens of Hergest Croft, a small breeds farm park and owl centre and a small award-winning Town Museum. Rising above the town our beloved Hergest Ridge affords wonderful views over Radnor Forest, to the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons, the Shropshire, Malvern and Cotswold Hills. Indeed, for many inhabitants, it is the glorious countryside which surrounds it that is Kington's greatest asset.

Kington Tourist Information Centre is manned by an enthusiastic group of volunteers belonging to the Kington Tourist Group who provide information on Kington and the surrounding countryside.

Kington is an historic market town on the English/Welsh border, and though on the western side of Offa's Dyke, it has been an English town for a thousand years.

The Kington Blackboard - Welcome to the Kington Blackboard, which is a community website by and for the community.

The Kington Footpath Scheme has been running since 1991 and was awarded a grant under the European Regional Development Fund 5B to extend its programme of improvement and enhancement of the paths, bridleways and green lanes.



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You can download an information sheet about Kington here pdfKington-information-sheet.pdf