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Montgomery Hotels and Guest Houses

The Dragon Hotel
   
Market Square, Montgomery, SY15 6PA
   +44 (0)1686 66835
 
 
 
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Single from: £56.00
 
per room per night
 
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The town of Montgomery is just one out of many gorgeous locals in the decidedly lovely country of Wales. Montgomery, however, has the distinction of being one of the towns near the English and Welsh border. As such, the Welsh flavour that dots every town in Wales and has a particular depth and nuance in the more central areas of the country is mixed in with English sensibilities within Montgomery. This is part of the course for all the towns on the border between Wales and England because the two nations have, shall we say, not gotten along swimmingly throughout their mutual existences. Wales and England have struggled for countless centuries against one another but there was a time when it was a different enemy afflicting the people of this region: The Normans.



During the days following the decline of the Roman Empire the nation of Europe was up for grabs at many different periods. Countless fledgling powerhouses including such historical stalwarts as Vikings, Saxons and Danes fought for control of what would become the most important continent in the world and for a time the Norman Empire was at the top of the hill. It was in these days that they put a major stamp on both England and Wales and to this day there are countless towns in either country that have Norman castles and abbeys. Thus, it is in Montgomery that we find a wonderfully unique mixture of English, Norman, and Welsh culture existing together.



The name should be the first thing to clue you in to the fact that Montgomery is something of a melting pot. The county of Powys is, if you can believe it, one of the more pronouncable words in the Welsh language. The names of people in Wales often lack vowels (Glyndwyr, Llywelyn) and the town names make the human names seem like first grade spelling words. The name of Montgomery came from the Norman influence and to this day one can find the remains of a mighty stone castle in town that dates back to those fateful days. This would be around the 1200s and, unbeknownst to the Normans, the Welsh people were beginning to have one of the greatest leaders in their history come to save their people. By the 1400s the last Prince of Wales led the country to one of its most powerful ages and Montgomery was sacked by Owain Glyndwyr and his mighty forces. It is around this time that we see a more Welsh flavor arise within the area. It was to be short-lived, though, and by the end of the century Montgomery would be placed squarely within the hands of the mighty Tudor family. To this day Montgomery is visited by countless tourists because of the stunning amount of history that has occurred in the gorgeous town. It is truly the symbol of the United Kingdom in that it takes the history of countless peoples throughout time and blends them seamlessly into a beautiful tapestry that speaks to all of us simultaneously.


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