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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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Visit Richard’s Castle on a cycling holiday

Is this the first #Norman #Castle built in England? It was built before William the conqueror won the Battle of Hastings – so how did the Normans manage to build this castle on the #Shropshire /#Herefordshire border? find out on our #cyclingholidays

Its an intriguing site, and definitely worth a stop on one of our Herefordshire cycling holidays  Here are the ruins of the castle, with two extremely inquisitive guardians – two goats – who are doing an excellent job of keeping the vegetation down.

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The keep and outer stone curtain wall are still there… in ruins, as is the large fortification ditch.  Surprisingly the best preserved part is the dovecot – still with its small square nest boxes, doves were an important food source in medieval times.

Next to the Castle is the St Bartholomew’s church, with its separate bell tower, which looks like a defensive tower.  See more Castles to visit on a cycle tour in the English Welsh borders

 

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