Leintwardine - Roman village and The Sun Inn
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 garage! Any development within the conservation area is carefully controlled.
Top things to do & see
- St Mary Magdalene Church dates from Saxon times with main build in 13/14th Century strong links to Mortimer family - fine misericords - including a modern one celebrating the life of Flossie, former owner of the Sun Inn.
- Arched bridge over River Teme- 18th century
- River view from the village Green and the Lion Hotel
- Community Centre with Leintwardine History Society display, Library and many regular events: Arts Alive, Flicks in the Sticks
- The Sun Inn- unique Surviving Parlour pub - unchanged since the 1930s
- river walks and bird watching and fly fishing
- Roman village - see leaflet
- trout fishing at Jay Lane farm
Accommodation in Leintwardine
The Lion Hotel - country inn, bed & breakfast
Upper Buckton - country house bed & breakfast
Walford Court Guesthouse - farmhouse bed & breakfast
Mocktree Holiday Cottages - self catering holiday cottages
Places to Eat in Leintwardine
The Lion Hotel
The Jolly Frog
The Fiddlers Elbow Fish Bar
Days out by public transport from Leintwardine
Easy access to Ludlow, Knighton ( Offa's Dyke) occasional to Leominster
Circular route from Leintwardine to Downton
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