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A five minute drive or 25 minute walk from Upper Buckton is Brampton Bryan where you will find Aadvark Books, a (mainly) second hand bookshop par excellence.


50,000 books in a converted barn with a cafe, Aadvark is one of our hidden gems!


Wigmore Castle (free to visit) in the nearby village of Wigmore was home to the powerful Mortimer family who were wealthy and powerful Lords of the Marches.


You can walk around the ruins and enjoy great views, plus there is a good shop and nice pub in the village for refreshment.




Ludlow is a busy medieval market town and an architectural gem with a lively community feel, with thriving markets 5 days a week and great independent shops.


The historic town centre and11th century castle are perched on a cliff above the River Teme, surrounded by the beautiful countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh Marches.

The Long Mynd and the Carding Mill Valley

The Long Mynd is a heath and moorland plateau that forms part of the Shropshire Hills in Shropshire, England. The high ground, which is common land and designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty


The Carding Mill Valley lies at is foot at Church Stretton and offers easy walks to a reservoir and waterfall or up onto the Mynd.

There are car parks on the top of the Mynd so that you can drive up and walk on the flat to enjoy amazing views. In the Valley, there is a large National Trust car park and a cafe with a roof top terrace.


Bishop’s Castle is a small, market town at the centre of lovely unspoilt hill country. Built on the side of a hill, the town is something of a centre for artists, musicians, writers and craftspeople.


The 18th century Town Hall stands at the top of the main street behind which are several medieval winding streets containing unique independent shops.


You can follow a trail which identifies the original 24 pubs in the town, as well as visiting the two museums and a Heritage Resource Centre as well as the oldest licensed brewery in the country.  


There are lovely views from the top of the town near the Castle Hotel which stands where the castle used to be and was built using its stone.

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