Local Area Information


  • Bishop's Castle, Montgomery and Clun are picturesque small towns with lovely cafes and pubs
  • Shrewsbury is great for shopping and is a pretty medieval/Tudor town, as is Ludlow
  • Fantastic Norman castles at Montgomery, Clun and Ludlow
  • The old Welsh castle, Dolforwyn, a ruin unearthed by archaeolgists in the 1990s, is worth a visit
  • Powis Castle is a National Trust property wth lovely gardens
  • Mitchell's Fold stone circle near Church Stoke is atmospheric
  • Further afield are the Welsh coast and Snowdonia. Dolgellau is 75 minutes away as is the beach at Aberdyfi

Upper Castlewright Cottage is also a hiker's paradise.

  • Local OS map in cottage
  • The Kerry Ridgeway is lovely to walk along. This is the ancient lane the cottage sits on
  • Offa's Dyke path runs north-south, just 400 yards west of the cottage. Nice to walk either direction
  • Corndon Hill, the Stiperstones and Long Mynd are all nearby