places we think you should visit

A four 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 cracking 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.

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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.

The Sun Inn, Leintwardine, has been in business for over 200 years & is one of the UK's last remaining parlour pubs. These ale houses came about through a change in the law in 1830 which allowed householders to sell beer and cider from their own homes. The front Parlour was where the beer would be served in a jug which was filled from the barrel that would be on a table in the corner of the room.


Although it has a rear  extension as the main bar, the two front rooms remain in their original condition in which you can imbibe.