Iron Bridge village itself has the famous Abraham Darby Bridge (the first bridge built of iron) over the Severn but there is much more to see in this area said to be the birthplace of Victorian engineering. Blists Hill Victorian … Continue reading
Shrewsbury was the home of Charles Darwin and is situated on the River Severn. County Town of Shropshire there is a fine castle and military museum as well as shops and good eateries.
Travel north on the A49 beyond Ludlow, and you pass Stokesay Castle, a delightful 13th century manor house, hardly touched by time. Like Witley Court, Stokesay Castle is maintained by English Heritage.
The National trust maintains the following houses and gardens.They are all within an hours drive of Tenbury Berrington Hall (Has it’s own post on this web site) Croft Castle (Has it’s own post on this web site) Attingham Park Brockhampton … Continue reading
Worth a visit is Croft Castle (sign posted off the A49 north of Leominster), which houses a fine walled garden and vineyard . There is also wonderful woodland for walkers and the ornate church. Again maintained by the National Trust