In search of the Mortimer Family

We’re getting a number of visitors searching their family roots, and choosing to walk or cycle around the English/ Welsh borders to seek out all the local Mortimer connections.  Castles, churches, battle sites, market towns…. The English Welsh borders are full of stories and connections to the Mortimer Family.    Explore on any of our cycling holidays and on the Mortimer Trail Walking holiday

Here are some photos shared by one Australian Mortimer taken during her visit to Wigmore Castle – base of Mortimer Family power from 1075 to 1425.

Are you a Mortimer? Come and find out more about your family!

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Always stop at the field gate on a #cycletour, #Shropshire #cycling http://ift.tt/1iY4KfS

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Best view from a #herefordshire #tearoom? At #hergestcroft #gardens . The tea & scones were great too. Visit on our #herefordshire #gardens #cycletour http://ift.tt/1iY4KfS #ukcyclechat #herefordhour #ukcyclingholiday

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Another surprising find on http://ift.tt/1iY4KfS #cyclingholiday holiday..#sidneynolan art gallery and studio, near #presteigne last chance to see this week until 2 September

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#berringtonhall #nationaltrust it’s amazing what you come across on a #cycling #holiday find on our Black and White Villages #cycletour http://ift.tt/2wE56dk #marcheshour

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Good weather this weekend, come on a #cycle ride in #welshborders http://ift.tt/1iY4KfS

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Castles and fortifications to visit on a cycling holiday in England and Wales

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Its difficult to believe this unspoilt area of #England and #Wales, was once one of the most fought over area of the UK – there are castles everywhere.  Try our Shropshire Castles cycle tour for easy cycling and great castles to visit at Clun, Wigmore, Hopton, Stokesay and  Ludlow.

On our Herefordshire cycling holidays you can visit Grand National Trust properties of Croft Castle and Berrington Hall – and soon the castle at Hay on Wye too, after its renovation programme.

And if you want to visit the iconic Welsh Castles or Caernarfon and Harlech (as well as Chepstow, Hay, Abergavenny, Criccieth) and fancy a challenge – try our Lon Las Cymru cycle tour.  

There are also posts about Croft Castle and Richard’s Castle to show you more about the sheer diversity of #Castles in the area. #MortimerHistory

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