On your doorstep
There is so much to see and do in the area - please click on a link below that will give you more information.
There are numerous walks straight from the door of Caynham Forge or further afield – for example Titterstone Clee and Brown Clee hills; the mysterious Stiperstones (where authors Mary Webb and Malcolm Saville set their stories); Mitchell’s Fold – a bronze-age stone circle nearby Corndon Hill; the wide, long plateau of the Long Mynd and many more.
The Shropshire Hills are designated a place of Outstanding Natural Beauty and additional suggestions for walks and cycling are listed here.
One of the very finest and best preserved fortified medieval manor house in Britain, Stokesay Castle was built in the late 13th century. Now part of English Heritage the audio tour vividly recreates how life was spent there.
Ludlow town and Castle
An architectural gem, Ludlow is a thriving market town with medieval roots. With over 450 listed buildings, the unspoilt town is situated on a cliff above the river Teme and has become renowned for its food and musical events, eating and shopping. The imposing castle, built around 1085, now hosts many of the festivals and provides a fantastic backdrop.
Ironbridge has been described as the "Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution" and is where the world's first iron bridge was built across the river Severn. Nearby Blists Hill is an open-air museum which recreates the sights, smells and sounds of a town in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Wroxeter was the fourth largest city in Roman Britain with over 5,000 citizens in its heyday. The site features 2nd century municipal baths and a replica townhouse built by English Heritage and used for a Channel 4 documentary!
The site for an ancient castle, which was probably a depository for horses and military stores during the siege of Ludlow by Cromwell. Now a delightful walk with outstanding views.
- Rural location
- Prices from £295
- Luxurious fittings
- Delightful walking