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The Lion Hotel

Tuesday Steak Nights:  Steak night special every Tuesday night at the Lion.   Two main courses...

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FOOD FESTIVAL BAGS BAKE OFF FAVOURITE

Organisers of this year’s Shobdon Food and Flying Festival have secured Great British Bake Off favourite, Val Stones, ...

Date Posted: 05/02/2018

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Aardvark Sale

Aardvark Sale

Dates: 14/07/2018 - 29/07/2018

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 the Soap Box Derby - now a popular and great family fun day.

Top things to do & see  

  • Mortimer Forest – walks & forest trails
  • Richards Castle – ruins next to church – one of four pre conquest Norman castles – beautiful setting
  • St Bartholomew’s Church Richards Castle – Knight’s Templar chapel, detached bell tower from 1400AD and Georgian box pews 
  • Soap Box Derby – wacky races held every July
  • Regular events in both village halls & local area
  • Croft Castle – National Trust
  • Berrington Hall – National Trust
  • Picnic on Hanway Common – great views
  • Bircher Common – National Trust – great walks & good for butterfly spotting.
  • Mortimer Country Bus walks – 492 bus

Accommodation near Richards Castle

Old Granary cottage at Elton

High Banks Self Catering Cottage

Food

The Castle Inn


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Richards Castle Church © Wheely Wonderful Cycling

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