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

News

Judges Lodging museum Celebrates Welsh Government ...

Judges Lodging museum in Presteigne Celebrates Welsh Government support,; new displays and new summer trails

Date Posted: 31/07/2018

Events

Battle of Mortimer's Cross 1461 Candlemas Day

Commemoration of Battle of Mortimer's Cross - 557th Anniversary

Dates: 02/02/2019 - 02/02/2019

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 

  • Fine bridges at Burrington & Downton
  • Mortimer Forest – walks, Geology trail, orienteering route
  • Downton church – fine Victorian church.
  • Downton Gorge - National Nature Reserve - & links to Picturesque Movement - occasional open days
  • Downton Castle - not open to public - but built with money made from the Great Iron Forges of Bringewood

Accommodation near Downton

 Old Downton Lodge - restaurant with rooms, bed & breakfast

Marlbrook Hall - farmhouse bed & breakfast

The Old Granary cottage at Elton

camping at Monstay Farm

Food

Old Downton Lodge Restaurant