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6.33km from Longtown Castle
A majestic parish church which was one of the great Cistercian monasteries of England. The abbey was founded in 1147 by monks from Morimond in France - the only daughter house ever founded by Morimond. The church was begun in 1175 and consecrated one century later.
8.04km from Longtown Castle
Golden Valley is a wild, untamed place, with Hay-on-Wye to the north and Pontrilas to the south. The name is a little misleading as in fact it is carved between two river valleys, the Dore and The Monnow, and the Black Mountains. The valley stretches between the parishes of Dorstone, Peterchurch, Abbey Dore and Ewyas Harold in the southwest of the county of Herefordshire. The area includes the electoral Wards of Golden Valley South and Golden Valley North.
8.1km from Longtown Castle
The river Dore is a tributary of the river Monnow, in Herefordshire, England. It rises on Cusop hill, at the foot of the Black mountains. It flows for 12 miles through the villages of Dorstone, Peterchurch, Vowchurch, Abbey Dore and Pontrilas, before reaching the Monnow near Llangua. The Monnow itself is a tributary which flows into the River Wye at Monmouth.
Kilpeck Church of St Mary and St David
12.47km from Longtown Castle
Kilpeck Church is located in Herefordshire near the Welsh border. It was home to the finest collection of Romanesque sculptures in England. It was built in about 1140 and has survived remarkably intact and unaltered to the present day. One of the iconic attraction in this area and attracts a lot of tourists.
13.94km from Longtown Castle
Arthur's Stone is an atmospheric Neolithic burial chamber made of great stone slabs, set in the hills above Herefordshire's Golden Valley. It is over 5,000 years old. Today only the large stones of the inner chamber remain, though these were once covered by a long earthen mound.
National Trust - The Weir Garden
17.21km from Longtown Castle
The Weir is a riverside garden in the care of the National Trust and is bordered by the River Wye in Herefordshire. The riverside garden is left natural with many wildflowers in summer, snowdrops in winter and daffodils in spring. At the bottom of the garden, there’s a small woodland to explore and for those who love wildlife, seventy species of bird have been spotted here as well as the odd otter sighting.
18.02km from Longtown Castle
Treago Castle is a fortified manor house in the Parish of St Weonards, Herefordshire, England. Built c.1500, it was recorded as a Grade I listed building on 30 April 1986—based on its extant medieval architecture, quadrangle courtyard layout and defensive wall corner towers.
18.45km from Longtown Castle
Belmont Abbey is a monastery of the Benedictine Order operational for 1500+ years. It stands on a small hill overlooking the city of Hereford to the east, with views across to the Black Mountains, Wales to the west. The 19th century Abbey also serves as a parish church.
Waterworks Museum - Hereford
20.26km from Longtown Castle
The museum is one of Herefordshire’s leading visitor attractions with something for all ages. Children enjoy using hands on exhibits, including in the unique Heritage Water Park, and the museum has a permanent exhibition to Hereford in WW2. YOu can see the UK’s widest range of working pumps and engines from across Herefordshire, neighbouring counties and Wales, most of which are the last working examples of their type.
20.6km from Longtown Castle
Kinnersley Castle is a family-owned, Grade 2* listed historic house located approximately 10 miles from the literary town of Hay-on-Wye. It was one of the many Marches castles sited by the Normans along the Welsh border, though as seen today it is predominantly the remodelled Elizabethan manor house of the Vaughan family. Kinnersley Castle features various fine oak-panelled rooms and the original 1588 plasterwork ceiling of the Solar.
Hereford Cider Museum
21.14km from Longtown Castle
The Cider Museum is a museum in Hereford, England, about the history of cider. The museum holds a nationally important collection covering the history of cider. It's set in the former Bulmer's cider factory with champagne cider cellars dating from 1889. Listen to oral history recordings and view 19th century watercolours of cider apples and perry pears and appreciate the delicately engraved collection of English lead crystal cider glasses.
21.53km from Longtown Castle
Bishop's Meadow is a 21.8 hectare Local Nature Reserve on the northern outskirts of Loughborough in Leicestershire. It is owned and managed by Charnwood Borough Council. Set in the idyllic open Breconshire countryside, with breathtaking views of the Beacons, Bishops Meadow offers the perfect setting for families and couples to relax, indulge, enjoy and discover the magic of Mid Wales.
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery
21.59km from Longtown Castle
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, housed in a spectacular Victorian gothic building, has been exhibiting artefacts and works of fine and decorative art connected with the local area since 1874. The building is an exhibit in itself, as a fine example of Victorian gothic architecture, built in 1874. The façade includes carvings of animals and birds reflecting the interests of the museum’s founders.
21.66km from Longtown Castle
Hereford Cathedral is built on a place of worship used since Saxon times. It contains some of the finest examples of art and architecture from Norman times to the present day, including the famous Mappa Mundi, the medieval Chained Library and the Hereford Magna Carta. There are also many opportunities for visitors to experience the music of the cathedral with a range of concerts and recitals taking place during the year.
Black and White House Museum
21.84km from Longtown Castle
The Black and White House Museum - also known as 'the Old House' - has been called 'a perfectly preserved Jacobean timber-framed house'. It is a place which vividly tells both it's own immensely varied story and nearly four centuries of Hereford's history. Built in 1621, the house has been used for many purposes over the years, starting life as a butcher's home and shop and finishing its commercial life in the hands of Lloyds Bank in the late 1920s.
National Trust - Cwmmau Farmhouse
22.36km from Longtown Castle
Cwmmau Farmhouse, a timbered 'black and white' farmhouse near Brilley in Herefordshire is normally a National Trust holiday cottage. Standing alone in all its grandeur, amid the rolling Herefordshire countryside, is this striking timber farmhouse. Step back in time, where original oak beams, elm floors and wood-panelled walls meet elegant period furnishings.
23.34km from Longtown Castle
Rotherwas was the family chapel of the Roman Catholic Bodenham family. The chapel features an Elizabethan timber roof, a very striking 18th-century tower topped by a peculiar spire, and extravagant Victorian-era interior paintings. The Victorian remodeling of Rotherwas Chapel was the work of Peter Paul Pugin. Nearby is the site of successive houses: the medieval half-timbered mansion, its stone-built Tudor extension and its Georgian successor, built-in 1732 but itself demolished in 1926.
24.81km from Longtown Castle
Shipley Gardens surround a 17th Century Wye Valley homestead standing upon the site of previous dwellings that since Roman times have administered the adjacent ford and former ferry .The garden was made by Bob Macadie after 1970 with plantings of shrubs, herbaceous perennials and wildflower mixes.
Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo
26km from Longtown Castle
Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo breeds tropical butterflies so that you see every stage of their incredible life-cycle every day. Walk with butterflies as you explore the incredible and beautiful world of these wonderful creatures. This safari is for everyone with an interest in the environment, and has some wonderful photographic opportunities.
The aMazing Hedge Puzzle
26.07km from Longtown Castle
This is one of Herefordshire’s most popular private tourist attractions, and it’s no wonder! Labyrinths have always fascinated both young and old. It’s with this excitement and trepidation that visitors come and tackle this Amazing Hedge Puzzle, all ages are just thrilled, be it hide and seek in the maze, tag or just finding your way to the centre and back out again.
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Llanwonog Ln, Longtown, Hereford HR2 0LE, UK
Longtown Castle was built in the 1180's by the Norman lord, Walter de Lacy, inside a rectangular earthen enclosure that may date to the Roman occupation of Britain. It was one of a series of fortifications built by the Warlords of the Border Marches to control the troublesome Welsh border and act as a base for Norman operations into Wales. By 1452 the castle seems to have been abandoned perhaps as a result of the Black Death.