Photo of Montgomery Castle

Scenic travel photos of England, Scotland, and Wales

by , Photographer / Editor

Featuring our favourite photos from our travels throughout England, Scotland, and Wales. We got up before dawn and stayed out late to photograph the most historic sites and the most stunning scenery in Britain, just for you.

Archived Images

More images: Montgomery >>

Montgomery Castle

License this image for your own use

Montgomery Castle
Montgomery, Powys, Wales
Photo location map

About the photo:

The small Welsh border town of Montgomery is an attractive place, with timber-framed buildings clustered around an ancient market square. at the top of a high hill overlooking the town stands the ruins of Montgomery Castle, built in 1223. The castle was besieged in the Civil War and eventually slighted (made unusable) by the Parliamentary army.

Save this image as Desktop wallpaper for your computer - free!*

Choose from these Common monitor resolutions:
800x600 - 1024x768 - 1600x1200 - 1920x1200

A note for Mac users

RIGHT-CLICK on the image size you want to use, and select 'Save link As ...' (The exact wording may vary according to your browser). Choose a location on your computer to save the image, 'My Pictures' is a good choice in Windows XP. Other operating systems will have a similar folder. Remember where you saved the image! Now right click on your Desktop.

In Windows XP choose Properties > Desktop > Browse and select the image you just downloaded. In current Mac versions just right click on the desktop and select Change Desktop Background ...

Did you miss a daily image? Don't despair, check out our Archived Images. All images are available as free computer desktop wallpaper in a variety of common sizes.

* Free means free for your own personal use. If you like our wallpaper images pass them on to your friends (and tell your friends where you got them!). You may not sell our images or use them for any commercial purposes without obtaining prior licensing approval. C'mon! Be nice!

Monitor resolution, or 'how can I tell what size image I need to use to fit my monitor?'

While we can't give instructions for every operating system, here's how to determine your monitor resolution in Windows XP and Mac OSX.

Windows XP - right click anywhere on your desktop. A menu will pop up. Choose 'Properties' from the menu. A window with several tabs will pop up. Click on the 'Settings' tab. Look at the numbers under the Screen Resolution slider. That's your current setting.

Mac OSX - click on System Preferences, then Displays, then the Display Tab (should be showing by default). Your current resolution will be highlighted.

Images are set to a gamma of 2.2, which is pretty much industry standard for image display and printing. The only trouble is that Mac monitors generally have a gamma set to 1.8 by default, which means that images MAY appear slightly washed out, or show colours not quite as intended. You can reset your monitor's gamma easily on a Mac. Do a simple search for 'reset gamma Mac' on Google. And in case anyone thinks we're putting Mac users second, let me reassure you that we use both Macs and Windows machines at Britain Express!

Image is © David Ross

Attraction search
Featured Historic Hotel
Dragon Hotel

Dragon Hotel
Montgomery, Powys

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

The Dragon Hotel is an historic 17th century family run former Coaching Inn, set in the quiet village-sized town of Montgomery, in the stunning countryside of the beautiful rolling landscape that is The Welsh Marches … more >>

More hotels in Powys >>


Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
See larger image

British History Quiz

This famous architect designed the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition of 1851


This Day in British History

25 October, 1154

Death of King Stephen

Stephen is succeeded by Henry Plantagenet, son of Empress Matilda (Queen Maud)

Monarch Mayhem

He was married to Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen



Snowdonia (North Wales)

Pembrokeshire(West Wales)


Popular Historic Attractions

Chepstow Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Cilgerran Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Llandaff Cathedral
Cathedral   Heritage Rating 5

Conwy Castle
Castle   Heritage Rating 5

Tintern Abbey
Abbey   Heritage Rating 5

Montgomery (Self catering)
Miller's Rest Cottage, Montgomery

Miller's Rest Cottage

This traditional, detached cottage is located in the grounds of the owner's working flour mill, just 2.5 miles from the village of Churchstoke, with three bedrooms accommodating six people.
Sleeps 6

More cottages in Montgomery >>

Passionate about British Heritage!