Montgomery (Welsh: Trefaldwyn; meaning "The Town of Baldwin") is the historic county town of Montgomeryshire with a history that stretches back to Roman occupation. The 13th century Montgomery Castle dominates the skyline and a large Iron Age Hill Fort is located nearby.
Montgomery Castle was built to control an important ford over the nearby River Severn and replaced an earlier motte and bailey fortification at Hendomen, two miles away. An important supporter of King William I (the Conqueror), Roger de Montgomery, originally from Montgomery in the Pays d'Auge in Normandy, was given this part of the Welsh Marches by William and his name was given to the town surrounding the castle.The castle also played a significant role in the Glyndwr uprising before it was damaged beyond repair by Parliamentary forces in the Civil War.
History, this is one aspect of the UK I really miss. I love visiting this market town of Montgomery situated on the Shropshire and Wales boarder. The views from the castle are spectacular.