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By train The nearest train station approaching from England is at Hereford (20 miles). The closest stations approaching from Wales are Knighton and Llandrindod Wells (both are on the Central Wales line).

By bus There is a frequent bus service from Hereford to Kington (routes 461, 462, 463) but not on Sunday or after 18.15 in the evening.  For information on these services and from Llandrindod Wells to Kington call Sargeants Buses on 01544 230 481 or see timetables at

Bus passes Only Herefordshire concessionary passes are valid for journeys into Wales (Powys). All other English passes are only valid in Herefordshire (not valid for journeys into Wales). Powys residents can use passes into Herefordshire.

By car The town of Kington is easily reached by car, being on the A44 from Worcester to Rhayader and the A4111 from Hereford.

Car parking There are a number of car parks in Kington see here for more details.

Parking at the Co-Op.

N.B. the Co-Op car park is now managed by an independent company.  Parking is time limited and overstaying the limit is likely to result in a Penalty Charge.



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

Kington Town

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, the 30 mile Mortimer's Trail from Ludlow finishes at Kington, the recently created 80-mile Wyche Way starts in Kington and finishes at the Broadway Tower in the Cotswolds and two local trails the Arrow Valley Trail and Vaughan's Way. In addition a web of footpaths, accessible on foot from the town centre, await 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.

There are several independent shops that offer great personal service: two family butchers, a deli, a fishmonger and greengrocer, bread shop, a vintage shop, a kitchen shop and ice cream parlour, several galleries and a gift shop plus a market on Friday offering fresh vegetables, artisan bread and a range of mutton products (as featured on Country File).

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.

Kington Walks is a charity registered in England and Wales (1172022)