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places we think you should visit


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 Acton Scott Estate has an idyllic setting in a in the Shropshire Hills. A historic working farm offers an insight into rural life at the turn of the 19th century, with demonstrations by the Wheelwright, Farrier and Blacksmith, providing a picture of life on a Victorian country estate.


Acton Scott Hall, a Grade II* listed Elizabethan mansion is also open to the public.


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.