Special Offers

Milebrook House Hotel

Late Spring Breaks at Milebrook House Hotel  All prices below are for two people sharing a double or t...

News

New Mortimer Ale from Swan Brewery

New beer launched to celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Mortimer's Cross on 2 February from local Swan Brewery

Date Posted: 25/01/2017

Events

Onny Explorers- A REAL Easter Egg Hunt

See what kind of birds inhabit the meadows by finding hidden pictures of their eggs. Hear about our Red Kite project. Ne&helips;

Dates: 08/04/2017 - 08/04/2017

Villages

Find out more about the villages in and around Mortimer Country in North Herefordshire.


Tell A Friend


Lingen - The Mortimer's Hunting forests


Lingen Church © Wheely Wonderful Cycling

Situated on the Herefordshire/ Powys border this pretty upland village, has fantastic views. Surrounded by the remains of the Mortimer's hunting Forests of Deerfold, and the Wigmore Rolls. Accommodation and refreshment are available within easy reach of Lingen. Top things to do & see  St. Michael & All Angels Church Castle Motte & carp pond Remains of 14th century village Green lane walks to Cole’s Hill, Harley’s Mountain & Limebro...


Yarpole - Croft Castle


Croft castle National trust property near yarpole north herefordshire visitor attraction

Yarpole is a small, lively  Herefordshire village with an excellent community spirit located just off the B4362 mid-way between Ludlow and Leominster.  The delightful village church is now also run as a thriv ing village shop, post office and cafe and is the focus of the village community spirit. The nearby National Trust property of Croft Castle has stunning parkland with the Mortimer Trail running through it. Top things to see and do. Award Winning Village ...


Bucknell -Woodland walks & Trains


Fantastic setting in the Teme Valley on the Rivers Redlake & Teme in the borders between Herefordshire, Shropshire and Wales.  Surrounded by great walks in woodland and along the river valleys.  Bucknell has its own railway station on the Heart of Wales Line- the train stops for you if you hold out your hand. The village has a country inn with accommodation and a restaurant. Top things to do & see 10 fabulous walks from the Baron at Bucknell Mountain bi...


Leintwardine - Roman village and The Sun Inn


Leintwardine North Herefordshire west of Ludlow

This thriving Roman Village set on the borders between Shropshire & Herefordshire lies at the confluence of the Rivers Clun and Teme just 7 miles west of Ludlow. The population of around 1000 supports a remarkably large number of small businesses ranging from hotels and inns to a coracle maker. The modern village is sited around the Roman settlement of Bravonium and Watling street.  No visible signs – but the Roman fort was in Jay Lane and baths under the gara...


Richards Castle - Pre conquest Norman Castle


Richards Castle Church © Wheely Wonderful Cycling

Richards Castle is a rural village situated 5 miles south of Ludlow with a population of approx 700 and divided virtually in half by the Shropshire & Herefordshire county boundary.  Set in beautiful countryside are the remains of the historic Castle and 12th century church.  The Mortimer Trail is on the doorstep with forest walks and cycle trails amidst an abundance of wildlife.  Hanway Common with spectacular panoramic views is the annual venue for th...


Brampton Bryan - Civil War Siege and grand booksho...


Brampton Bryan © Wheely Wonderful Cycling

Brampton Bryan is a small village of 100 people situated close to the Welsh Borders with Shropshire. Much of Brampton Bryan is still owned by the  Harley Family, as it has been since the 14th century. The village has an attractive church St Barnabas dating from 1656, and a number of black and white cottages, and Georgian brick houses. The village boasts nearby Bed & Breakfast accommodation together with a local inn in the nearby village of Bucknell. Top things ...


Kingsland - Battle of Mortimer's Cross


Kingsland Church

Kingsland is a lively, attractive historic village of about 1,000 parishioners, in quiet surroundings, with lots of local activities and all the amenities for a short visit or a longer stay.  Kingsland village lies in a pleasant rural area between the rivers Lugg and Arrow, close to the North Herefordshire hills, well known for the Mortimer Trail and woodland walks. Ideally situated for visits to the market towns of Leominster and Ludlow, National Trust properties of Cro...


Shobdon - Gothic Church & Airfield


Shobdon Arches north Herefordshire attaction

Situated 12 miles south west of Ludlow on the 30 mile Ludlow to Kington Mortimer Trail waking route through glorious Shropshire and Herefordshire countryside.  Close to the medieval village of Pembridge on the Black & White Trail. Top things to do & see  Shobdon airport – small airfield offering gliding microlighting and helicopter training. Great for watching small planes with good cafe Church of St John – unique combination of rococo ...


Elton - Cycling


Cycle hire from Wheely Wonderful Cycling near Ludlow

This group of hamlets, in the Teme Valley, shelter in the lee of Mortimer Forest lie in Northern Herefordshire between Ludlow and Wigmore.  They were all originally part of the Downton Castle estate and many of the points of interest  are tied to the history of the Downton Estate, which was once a major produce of iron - with great forges at Bringewood, and Mortimer Forest, managed to  provide the forge with the fuel it needed.   Top things to do &a...


Aymestrey - Riverside Walks


Aymestrey © Wheely Wonderful Cycling

The small village of Aymestrey is situated in stunning countryside next to the River Lugg. It offers wonderful opportunities for walks among the hills of North Herefordshire and is ideally placed mid-way on the Mortimer Trail. It lies close to the bustling market towns of Ludlow and Leominster with their acclaimed restaurants and renowned food and cultural festivals. Aymestrey is conveniently situated in one of the more hilly areas of Herefordshire, close to the border with ...


Orleton - Berrington Hall


Orleton - Berrington Hall Image

Orleton is a friendly Herefordshire village some 7 miles south of Ludlow. It has a 13th century church, friendly village shop & PO well stocked with local produce and an active village hall.  Close by is the National Trust property of Croft Castle and Berrington Hall. Top things to do & see St George's Church - 13th century Regular events in both village halls & local area Welcoming Village shop & PO in Orleton Croft Castle – National Tr...


Wigmore - The Mortimer Castle


Wigmore village view in north herefordshire near ludlow

Wigmore was the home to the Mortimer family in Herefordshire - and it is dominated by the romantic ruins of Wigmore Castle, which is managed by English Heritage.  There is also a grand Norman church and the Norman burgage street layout is still visible.  From Wigmore and Ludlow Castle, the Mortimer's controlled the lands of Wales and the English borders.   Now this is a busy farming village centred on its school and community run village shop. Top things ...


Byton, Herefordshire and Wapley Hillfort


Byton Tryptych ©Wheely Wonderful Cycling

A small Herefordshire hamlet to explore - quiet lanes in an area surrounded by forests, of outstanding landscape and geological interest and close to the Welsh Border with accommodation and local history Top things to do & see  St. Mary's Church and Castle Motte Iron Age hillfort on Wapley Hill Walks at Wapley Hill Forest to Iron Age hill fort  - with great views family cycle route At Wapley Hill Site of 10,000 year old glacial lake Accommod...


Kinsham - Gardens & Go Karting


A small Herefordshire hamlet to explore - quiet lanes in an area surrounded by forests, of outstanding landscape and geological interest and close to the Welsh Border. Top things to do & see  All Saints Church Bronze Age barrows Kinsham Gorge walk go karting At the barn  Bryan's Ground gardens Accommodation The Buzzards - self catering holiday cottages Pearl Lake Leisure Park - caravan park Food Closest food Shobdon & Presteigne


Downton - Picturesque Landscape


This group of hamlets, in the Teme Valley, shelter in the lee of Mortimer Forest on the Herefordshire borders close to Ludlow.  They were all originally part of the Downton Castle estate and many of the points of interest  are tied to the history of the Downton Estate, which was once a major produce of iron - with great forges at Bringewood, and Mortimer Forest, managed to  provide the forge with the fuel it needed. Top things to do & see  Fin...


Pipe Aston - Clay Pipes & Norman Church


Norman Church Shropshire/Herefordshire borders

The ancient settlement has two motte-and-baileys – one in good condition and one a ruin. The village church dates from Norman times, probably the 12th Century. In the 18th century Aston built a rural industry of making clay pipes, from which the prefix “Pipe” came.  For details see the Pipe Aston village website Top things to do & see  Pipe Aston church – Norman gem, with wall painting impressive Tympanum Mortimer Forest –...


Burrington - Cast iron gravestones


Burrington Church, north Herefordshire

This group of hamlets, in the Teme Valley, shelter in the lee of Mortimer Forest in Northern Herefordshire bewteen Ludlow and Wigmore.  They were all originally part of the Downton Castle estate and many of the points of interest  are tied to the history of the Downton Estate, which was once a major produce of iron - with great forges at Bringewood, and Mortimer Forest, managed to  provide the forge with the fuel it needed.   Top things to do & ...


Combe - Oxbow lakes


A small Herefordshire hamlet to explore - quiet lanes in an area surrounded by forests, of outstanding landscape and geological interest and close to the Welsh Border.  Top things to do & see  Bronze Age henge Marvellous examples of ox bow lakes Hindwell Brook/river Lugg walk Accommodation near Combe The Buzzards - self catering holiday cottages Pearl Lake Leisure Park - caravan park Food Closest Shobdon & Presteigne