Wigmore Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Wigmore Castle
Wigmore was one of many castles built close to the England–Wales border after the Norman Conquest. Founded in 1067 by William Fitz Osbern, it was a major centre of power for over 500 years and it is among the most remarkable ruins in England, largely buried up to first floor level by earth and fallen masonry. Yet many of its fortifications survive to full height, including parts of the keep on its towering mound.
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Croft Ambrey Hillfort
4.2km from Wigmore Castle
Croft Ambrey is an Iron Age hill fort in Herefordshire, England. The fort is on high ground beyond and adjoining the north-east boundary of National Trust Croft Castle parkland. The nearest settlements are the villages of Yarpole, Aymestrey and Yatton, and the hamlet of Mortimer's Cross. The Mortimer Trail waymarked long-distance footpath passes the site.
National Trust - Croft Castle and Parkland
5.51km from Wigmore Castle
Croft Castle and Parkland is a National Trust property comprising a country house, park, church and garden, in Croft, Herefordshire, England. The property has a walled garden than includes a vineyard, orchard and a glasshouse dating from 1908. It also has a Georgian stable block. It contains the tomb of Richard Croft and his wife Eleanor.
7.59km from Wigmore Castle
High Vinnalls is a summit in the region or range in England. High Vinnalls is 375 metres high. Climb to this wonderful viewpoint on this circular walk in Mortimer Forest in Ludlow. It's a challenging climb with the High Vinnalls viewpoint reaching a height of over 1200ft. From the high points there are fabulous panoramic views over the surrounding Herefordshire countryside.
7.69km from Wigmore Castle
Mortimer Forest is the ideal place to explore and get away from it all. There are a number of walking trails on offer which take in spectacular views, archaeological features and a variety of habitats. Although originally made up of ancient royal chases and deer parks, the forest we see today was largely planted by the Forestry Commission in the 1920s.
10.06km from Wigmore Castle
Stokesay Court is a country house and estate in the parish of Onibury in Shropshire, England. Described by John Newman, in the Shropshire volume of Pevsner's Buildings of England, as "the most grandiloquent Victorian mansion in the county", Stokesay is a Grade II* listed building.
11.31km from Wigmore Castle
Ludlow Castle is a ruined medieval fortification in the town of the same name in the English county of Shropshire, standing on a promontory overlooking the River Teme. The castle was probably founded by Walter de Lacy after the Norman conquest and was one of the first stone castles to be built in England.
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