Knighton, located in Powys, is a small town in Wales that is situated within historic Radnorshire. The town is right on the English-Welsh border and is served by the Knighton railway station. A carnival is held on the last weekend in August, attracting thousands of visitors from around the world. The town is also home to two ancient castle mottes as well as an observatory and clock tower that dates back to 1872. Those who enjoy the outdoors will want to take the two national trails in the area; Offa's Dyke Path and Glyndwr's Way.
The small Welsh town of Knighton is located within the Welsh county that is known as Powys. The town has historic boundaries with Radnorshire. The town is located on the banks of the River Teme. The town of Knighton has a population of about three thousand and about sixteen per cent of the population actually speak Welsh. The statistics show that the town of Knighton has grown slightly during the early part of the nineteenth century.
There is an annual event held on the last Saturday of August and the event is known as the Carnival and Show. This event attracts thousands of people every year and these people come from all over the world. The event features two parades one of which happens at midday and the other happens about eight o'clock in the evening.
The parades feature a vast array of themed carnival floats and people dress up in a variety of fancy dress outfits. The show takes place in the showground within the town. The showground is also home to the hockey club, cricket club and also the football club.
The town of Knighton has been the location for two major films that are known as Gone to Earth that was released in 1950 and it was directed by Emeric Pressburger and Michael Powell. The second film was Second Blast and this one was released in 1994 and it starred William Hurt. The town is also home to some famous people, which includes Julie Christie who lived within the town during the 1970's.