Hopton Castle is now open to visitors

For the last few hundred years (since the English Civil War to be precise), Hopton Castle has gradually become more ruinous.  The crumbling ruins have also hidden the story of the gory siege during the Civil War…but now after a great deal of fundraising by the local community and a visit from TV’s Time Team – its open to everyone.  And you can read all about it – on the Hopton Castle website

It makes a great ride from our Explorer’s Country House Cycle Escape cycling holiday.

 

Hopton Castle open for visitors

Then when you have admired the Castle & its history cycle to nearby Rocke Cottage Tearoom – which has just been voted the UK’s best tearoom.  What more could a cyclist want – idyllic country lanes, a bit of history and a great big slice of chocolate cake?

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About Wheely Wonderful Cycling

I organise cycling & walking holidays from our farm on the Shropshire/ Herefordshire borders. I love anything to do with cycling - and this area is the perfect place to cycle - quiet lanes, fantastic scenery, lots of history & great food. My blog aims to keep you up to date with the best places to cycle & walk in the area, and all the wonderful things to see & do whilst you are exploring by bike or foot.
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