Offa's Dyke Association

Offa's Dyke Association, Knighton: Hours, Address, Offa's Dyke Association Reviews: 4/5

Offa's Dyke Association
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
We are situated on the Offa's Dyke Path, almost half way between Prestatyn and Chepstow where the path begins and ends. We have an Exhibition with information about King Offa and the Dyke. We also have a coffee shop and gift shop. There is plenty of parking and we are a short walk from the centre of beautiful Knighton town. We are open daily from April to October 10am to 5pm and in the Winter season from November to March we are open daily except Tuesday, from 10am to 4pm. We look forward to welcoming you to our visitor centre soon!
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1-2 hours
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bernard s
Llandudno, Wales, United Kingdom7 contributions
Fabulous with reservations
Jun 2021
Living in North Wales I decided to walk the trail from north to south starting June 17th 2021, having had to move the start date twice due to the pandemic. I was familiar with the very elegant Prestatyn official start and was on my way by 8.00AM. I had all the accommodation planned and was taking 14 days to complete, no need to rush through this beautiful country.

Now in reflection and consideration of my days on the trail there were definitely highs and lows. I will be 75 years old in September and have hiked all over the world, on many of the best known international trails, sad to say the' Offas Dyke' trail in parts is very disappointing falling short as a’National Trail & Monument. From Monmouth to Chepstow the trail is beautifully maintained, well sign posted and the only stretch along the Dyke with information boards describing the history and construction of the ‘National Monument’.

Through parts of mid Wales signs were either missing, broken, unreadable and in some cases completely obscured by foliage. There also appears to be a major move from sheep grazing to arable farming with the original path routes being moved to the field boundaries, why this is tolerated is a disgrace as it removes the very character of a hiking trail. As for ‘Offas Dyke’, a recognised national monument, seems in large stretches to have almost been abandoned and used as a dumping ground by elements of the farming community. As for the finish on Sedbury cliff, compared to the Prestatyn feature, speechless!

The overriding joy and pleasure given to me on the ‘Offas Dyke’ trail was the staggeringly beautiful and diverse country the path takes you through. Walking south I did meet a good number walking north, sharing thoughts and opinions we were generally on the same page. I must also thank the varied B&Bs and hotels for faultless accommodation and food along the trail.
Written July 27, 2021
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923Dan
Swindon, UK2,692 contributions
The building was closed, but parking and play area were open
Jul 2021
Visiting Knighton, stopped off to explore the Offa's Dyke Association.
However, the building was closed, but the free parking and outside play / picnic areas were open, so not a complete loss.
Strange that it was closed during the school holidays.
Written July 27, 2021
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rosecottage_10
Knighton, UK17 contributions
A little bit of everything
Aug 2019
A brilliant display of the history of King Offa and his Dyke. Lots of information about the Dyke and the footpath. Lovely refreshments and cake as well as gifts and books to take home.
Written February 20, 2020
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Emma D
Knighton, UK3 contributions
Nice place
Nov 2019 • Family
Is a nice place to spend time with the children, the staff are very friendly and the cakes were delicious.
Written November 15, 2019
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Dave B
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK828 contributions
Very informative place
Oct 2019
Well worth a visit. Lots of information on the Dyke and the local area. Lots of stuff for youngsters to do both inside the centre and in the play area outside.Nice little cafe in the building offer a limited range but all seemed to be good quality.
About 5 minutes walk to a small bridge where one can stand with one foot in England and one foot in Wales. Childish but still good fun.
Written November 3, 2019
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David E
United Kingdom58 contributions
Very interesting displays about Offa's Dyke.
Sep 2019
The museum is situated close to the Dyke and river side walk. The displays are well done and informative. Tea and cake available in the café.
Written September 11, 2019
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Djwolin
Kettering, UK101 contributions
Interesting info
Aug 2019 • Couples
Worth a 15 minute walk around as some good information available. Nice walk down the river behind with photo opportunity on the England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿/ Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 border.
Written September 1, 2019
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Timothy Winn
Blyth, UK1,293 contributions
Offa's Dyke Path
Aug 2019 • Solo
Going North to South this is a welcoming facility with a cafe and toilets.

Pleasent to relax and take a foot break outside.

Great coffee and cakes.

Lovely service.
Written August 29, 2019
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robinn669
Farnham, UK399 contributions
Thank God for Offa- and dippers!
Jul 2019
We arrived in Knighton on a noisy and uncomfortable bus from Ludlow with 3 hours to kill till the return bus- and realised what a mistake we had made. The clock tower cafe was a real culture shock- we haven't tasted instant coffee since our student days! The one roomed museum was closed and the rest of the town was on life suuport. Wondering how we were going to fill the time, we stumbled upon the offa's dyke visitor centre-and what a lovely busy place it was- with real coffee and tons to read and being a beautiful day we wandered along a few miles of the dyke to get into the mood. Having walked a large part of the dyke nearly 40 years ago it was great to see it thriving. Spending too long looking for dippers we had to run to catch the bus back- yes the same noisy uncomfortable bus we arrived on but guess what it took even longer to get home (though it's a beautiful journey)
Written August 18, 2019
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edward-marles
Crawley Down, UK70 contributions
If you are going to visit the Dyke i recommend calling in here first
Aug 2019
We wanted to walk part of the Dyke and see some the the best preserved parts. The staff here are incredibly helpful and gave some excellent advice. The exhibits are also interesting
Written August 8, 2019
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