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Exploring Buildwas Abbey in Shropshire – Review

Built: Buildwas was founded in 1135 Location: Nr Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7BW History: Founded by the local bishop in 1135, it was sparsely endowed at the outset but enjoyed several periods of growth and increasing wealth: notably under Abbot Ranulf in the second half of the 12th century and again from the mid-13th century, when large… Continue reading Exploring Buildwas Abbey in Shropshire – Review

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Exploring Wenlock Priory in Shropshire – Review

Built: The priory was built between 1140 and 1180 and largely rebuilt from 1200 to 1240. Location: Bull Ring, Much Wenlock TF13 6HS History: The tranquil ruins of Wenlock Priory stand in a picturesque setting on the fringe of beautiful Much Wenlock. An Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded here in about 680 by King Merewalh of Mercia, whose abbess daughter Milburge… Continue reading Exploring Wenlock Priory in Shropshire – Review

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Exploring Clun Castle in Shropshire – Castle Review

Built: The original motte-and-bailey castle here was built in the late 11th century. It was then rebuilt sometime before 1233 Location: Newport St, Clun, Craven Arms SY7 8JT History: Clun Castle sits high on a natural rocky mound in a loop of the river Clun, on the edge of the small, picturesque town of the same name. Founded shortly… Continue reading Exploring Clun Castle in Shropshire – Castle Review

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Review: Bitterley Shepherd’s Rest Near Ludlow

What feels like a lifetime ago, was only something we did back in February. A stay in Bitterley Shepherd's Rest near Ludlow, the perfect little staycation that wasn't too far from home. Described as a "charming shepherds hut with breath-taking views across Shropshire and short distance to Ludlow, ideal for a couple (and a dog)… Continue reading Review: Bitterley Shepherd’s Rest Near Ludlow

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Discover Northumberland: 5 Things to Do in Alnwick

The beautiful town of Alnwick can be found in Northumberland, near England's North East coast. This is an attractive small town that my family are planning on re-visiting next year (finally a family holiday after three years of waiting)! It's the perfect place to stay if you want to experience all that Northumberland has to… Continue reading Discover Northumberland: 5 Things to Do in Alnwick