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Presteigne Town Information

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An ancient border market town, Presteigne stands on the banks of the River Lugg.

It boasts half-timbered buildings, a museum and an annual festival of music and theatre.

In the 13th century the Mortimers, powerful Marcher barons, controlled it. Much later it became a coaching town linking London and Aberystwyth.
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Presteigne Photo © Colin Smith
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Photo: Colin Smith CCL

A public park known as The Warden has been developed on the site of a Norman castle destroyed in the 13th century by Llewelyn the Last. The Jacobean Radnorshire Arms was originally the home of John Bradshaw (1602-59), one of the men who signed the death warrant of Charles I. Pony trekking is a popular pastime on nearby hills.