Tag Archives: shropshire

Caynton Caves and the Knights Templars

I don’t know about you but sometimes when I am walking in the country and come across small holes, I wonder what might be down there.  Maybe the home of foxes, rabbits or badgers but I must admit I never … Continue reading

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John “Mad Jack” Mytton – The craziest man in history!

John Mytton is one of those colouful characters that make history, especially British history such an interest affair.  It’s always nice when one comes across someone who was totally nuts and I always look at them with a slight mix … Continue reading

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All about Attingham Park (and Croft Castle too)!

Today my blog returns us to the green hills of Shropshire and our final full day of our holiday towards the end of September.  We chose to spend our day at Attingham Park, a grand house a few miles east … Continue reading

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A visit to Stokesay Castle and then Shrewsbury.

Resuming with postings of my recent week long holiday in Shropshire and we are now at thursday.  The floods and rains had subsided and we were in serious danger of seeing blue skies and indeed by mid-morning we were all … Continue reading

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Ludlow and the castle

Our next day out would be focused on the historic market town of Ludlow situated around 7 miles south of our holiday cottage.  We were almost reluctant to go out after enjoying a very peaceful night.  We all felt it … Continue reading

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A trip through the Shires – not a Hobbits journey

The more eagle eyed readers may have noticed that I have been away for a week. Traditionally I always go on holiday in the last weekend of September.  Apart from my wife having her birthday during this time, the accommodation … Continue reading

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