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Berries is situated in a country setting below Clee Hill a major local landmark that dominates the skyline above Ludlow.

The local area has a history which stretches back to Neolithic times with a well preserved hilltop settlement close by. Local churches have early Norman features and are built from local Clee Hill granite which was used to build Cardiff Docks and is still used in roadmaking to this day.

 

Ludlow is a medieval town, the Capital of the Marches with many historical features including a Castle and fine Georgian facades. The town is noted for its Antique Shops and Sunday Flea Market. Closer to hand there are Public Houses nearby that serve meals and walking is accessible from the front door.

Berries is 10minutes drive by car to the centre of Ludlow

 

 

Further afield the Welsh Marches offer unlimited sightseeing opportunities. A variety of small towns where time seems to have stood still, unrivalled views over the Mid Welsh hills, bird-watching, walking or cycling.

 

The Ironbridge World Heritage Site and Museums are accessible by car or public transport from Ludlow. This complex of actual sites and museums record the birth of the industrial revolution with the Iron Bridge as it’s centrepiece.

 

To the South the apple orchards of Hereford and Worcester produce local cider, and also English wine  and interesting local beers. 

 

Music lovers may be interested to visit the Birthplace of Edward Elgar near Worcester and follow the Elgar Trail.

 

The National Trust Properties at Croft Castle and Berrington Hall are close by and Stokesay Castle, an original fortified Manor House is a short drive away.

 

The whole area is dotted with castles in various states of ruin or repair, the legacy of Feudal times but sometimes brought up to date as at Powis, now a National Trust Property, where Clive of India made his home and where this most famous of gardens, open to the public, is situated.

 

In all the area has a great deal to offer throughout the year. A holiday at Berries is an ideal way to rest and recharge the batteries in whatever the season.

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