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The Montgomeryshire County War Memorial, located on the summit of Town Hill, south-west of the town of Montgomery, stands tribute to commemorate those from Montgomeryshire (a historic county of Wales) who have been killed in all past wars.To visit Montgomeryshire County War Memorial on your trip to Montgomery, use our Montgomery trip tool.
It was originally constructed to honour those having died in the First World War, but has since been rededicated.
Built in form of a Doric column from Portland stone, the memorial was completed in 1923 and is just over 20 feet tall. The memorial can be reached by taking a footpath opposite the entrance to Montgomery Castle Car Park. The trail continues uphill along a dirt track, eventually leading to a level grassland where the monument can be seen in the distance.
The Memorial's initial inscription reads in English: "To the glorious memory of the brave men of Montgomeryshire who fell in the great war 1914–1919", with a Welsh translation on another side. Supplemental inscriptions to those who 'gave their lives' in the Second World War were added later.
It is a listed building.
Montgomeryshire County War Memorial reviews
I grew up in Montgomery where the county war memorial is and I walked up there most weekends the view is beautiful.
I grew up in Montgomery where the county war memorial is and I walked up there most weekends the view is beautiful. more »
I’ll be honest, it’s a bit of a walk to get to the monument. But it’s worth it. The monument is simplistic but worth the walk to pay your respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. If you...
I’ll be honest, it’s a bit of a walk to get to the monument. But it’s worth it. The monument is simplistic but worth the walk to pay your respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. If you... more »
I absolutely loved making my way up to see this fabulous memorial. Having stayed for a family get together we wanted to take a look around whilst in the area. You'd need some good footwear mind. We'd just walked up to the castle which got the heart rate up with quite and incline. Although I did see cars drive up and park nearby. There are two paths leading to one. The first is a woodland walk, the second is a vehicle track. It's uneven under foot before reaching the grassed hill side. But so worth it. On our visit it was a very misty morning but once at the top we made it above the cloud to a fabulous site. The memorial standing tall and proud with 11 trees flanking on either side 11th hour, 11th day. Our family took in the moment on one of several benches. A must when in Montgomery.
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