Croft Ambrey Hillfort - Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Croft Ambrey Hillfort
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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 Although originally made up of ancient royal chases and deer parks, the forest we see today was largely planted by the Forestry Commission in the 1920s.
Berrington Hall is one of the few masterpieces of the architect Henry Holland to survive intact, which was built Built in 1778-81 for Thomas Harley. A notable feature is the ha-ha wall, which was subject to extensive renovation in the late 20th century by local craftsmen. Berrington Pool, a lake and island, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The priory of St. Peter and St. Paul was established in the parish of St. Peter, Ipswich, for Austin canons about the end of the reign of Henry II. The building was constructed for a Benedictine Priory in about the 13th century, although there had been an Anglo-Saxon monastery in Leominster, possibly on the same site. In 1539 the east end of the church was destroyed along with most of the monastic buildings, but the main body of the church was preserved.
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Herefordshire is a county in the West Midlands of England, governed by Herefordshire Council. It is bordered by Shropshire to the north, Worcestershire to the east, Gloucestershire to the south-east, and the Welsh counties of Monmouthshire and Powys to the west.