Old Downton Lodge provides a perfect base to explore Herefordshire, Shropshire and the Welsh Borders. Visit Ironbridge Gorge, a UNESCO world heritage site, with ten award-winning museums spread along the valley beside the River Severn – still spanned by the world’s first Iron Bridge, or re-live the age of steam at The Severn Valley Railway. You can see more recent history at The Royal Air Force Museum at RAF Cosford or for the sportsman we can organise numerous outdoor activities. You can arrange a game of golf on one of the many local golf courses or more traditional country pursuits such as game shooting, clay pigeon shooting or horse riding. Call us for details
The Herefordshire Cider Route, The cider orchards in Herefordshire are said to produce over half of the cider consumed in the UK. The Herefordshire Cider Route is a circular driving route around the county of Herefordshire visiting cider producers and specialist retailers. An excellent starting point for the Cider Route is the Cider Museum in Hereford, where you will discover the history and development of cider production.
Discover the Black and White Village Trail of Herefordshire, The trail, as the name suggests, is characterised by the large number of timbered and half-timbered houses in the area some dating from medieval times, others from more recent periods. The Black & White Village Trail is a motor/cycle route through some of the prettiest villages and most beautiful landscape in England. The villages are more than just pretty places to visit. Each one has its own character and community, with tea-rooms, shops, craft workshops and pubs waiting to welcome the visitor.
Ludlow and its surroundings offer many opportunities for fishing in beautiful unspoilt countryside. Whether you are an old hand or a novice, we can put you in touch with Peter Giles, Advanced Instructor, AAPGAI to ensure you get the most out of your experience.