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Lydbury North parish is set in the South
Shropshire Hills, a few miles from the market town of Bishop's Castle. The
nearest large towns are Shrewsbury and Ludlow.
Places to Visit
A hilly market town, with a wide variety of shops
lining the high street, from ironmongers to art galleries. There has
been a livestock market in Bishop's Castle for over 800 years. It has a
library, museum and a leisure centre. There are two small breweries in
the town, attached to public houses, The Six Bells and The Three Tuns.
View towards the Market Hall in Bishop's Castle
One of the best preserved Iron Age hill fort's in
the country, Bury Ditches has different graded walks, a nature trail and
superb panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Leaving Lydbury
North on the B4385 towards Bishop's Castle, turn left towards Brockton
And Lower Down.
The most southerly moorland heath of its kind in
the country, spectacular walking with breathtaking views. National
Trust, with open access. The southern end of the Long Mynd is within the
Lydbury North parish.
A southerly view of Long Mynd
Ludlow is an historically important site with over 500 listed buildings,
the original medieval street pattern can still be seen. The 900 year old
castle dominates the town overlooking the market square. Ludlow also has
a number of restaurants and old pubs. There is a museum and library.
Ludlow market is held on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
There also regular monthly Sunday Antiques and Flea Markets. For more
information contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01584 875053 or
A few miles from Bishop's Castle, off the A488 is the English Heritage site of Mitchell's Fold. This is an ancient stone circle from the Bronze Age, in wild moorland with magnificent views of the Shropshire Hills and Wales.
Spectacular six mile long stretch of rocky outcrops. The dramatic landscape has inspired many local myths and legends. Much of the Stiperstones is a National Nature Reserve. From Bishop's Castle take the A488 road to Shrewsbury.
Riding lessons for all levels, for individuals or
Places to Stay
Gerry and Sandra McLaren
01588 680 254
|Bed & Breakfast in this
traditional coaching house.
1 family and 3 double en-suite rooms with baths and showers, all recently decorated and refurbished in keeping with the age of the inn. All the rooms have wrought iron beds, colour TV and tea and coffee making facilities.
B&B up to £35. No smoking in rooms and no dogs. Evening meals in the restaurant (winter opening Thurs - Sun inc.) or the bars with traditional English food locally sourced where possible. No hot food on Mondays.
Lydbury North, SY7 8AA
01588 680 243
|Walcot is a working farm set in
parkland in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Fishing available
and ideal for bird watching and walking. 4 double en-suite & 1
ground floor double en-suite for disabled. Tea and coffee making
facilities. Guest lounge and dining room.
B & B from £35 - (£30 for 3 nights or more). Evening meal, by prior arrangement. No smoking.
01588 680 244
||Brunslow is a Georgian style
farmhouse with lovely views of the surrounding countryside and a
large garden. It has full central heating.
2 family and 1 double, all en-suite, tea and coffee making facilities. Guests have the use of an oak panelled TV room.
B & B from £27.50
VB 3 Diamonds. Pets by arrangement. Closed Christmas.
01588 680 435
per week, £50 per night for short breaks, £60 for a single night,
includes all power, heat, towels and bed linen.|
8 spacious apartments sleeping 2-50 guests in the historic
home of Lord Clive of India. Walcot Hall is set in splendid
surroundings overlooking lakes to the front and an arboretum
to the rear, within walking distance of Lydbury North
For further information phone 01588 680 570
|Walcot Hall Caravan Park
Behind The Powis Arms, Lydbury North.
12 Hook-ups, large modern heated amenity block with showers,
toilets, washing machines, dryers and chemical disposal point.
Disabled facilities, pets allowed.
Open March to October. For further details see Walcot Hall website (above)
The nearest youth hostel is in the small town of Clun
For more information see YHA Website
Nearby Eating Places
|The Three Tuns
Historic pub and brewery situated at the top of the hill in Bishop's Castle, it serves lunches and evening meals made from locally sourced ingredients.
website: The Three Tuns
|The Six Bells inn and Brewery
A classic old fashioned pub by the church in Bishop's Castle, formerly a coaching Inn, that now has its own brewery with strong sales across the region. The pub has wood fires in winter, and offers classic pub food and a few modern dishes too that will suit all tastes.
website The Six Bells
|The Castle Hotel
An eighteenth century four star inn with good food, panoramic views, fabulous gardens and one of the finest selections of real ales in Shropshire.
website The Castle Hotel