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Netley Abbey, Hampshire. June 2005


in the county of Hampshire

Threlkeld Village, Cumbria, with Blencathra (Halls Fell and summit)


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Pictures of Stokesay

in the county of Shropshire

About Stokesay

The village of Stokesay lies amid the soft rolling fields and wooded valley's of shropshire. The area is mostly agricultural, with old stone farmhouses flanked by peaceful meadows being grazed by sheep and cattle. Mellow houses and cottages are dotted here and there along narrow winding lanes that are often more suited to the horse and rider that passes by than to the vehicles of today.

In the village is Stokesay Castle, a superb, fortified manor house that dates 1280. This place is well worth a visit, very little here has changed, there are magnificent wooden beams and beautifully decorated woodwork. Across the moat is a church that was rebuilt during Cromwell's commonwealth, that followed the Civil War. The interior of the church contains furnishings and fittings from that period.

Stokesay, is close to Craven Arms and just a short distance away is the pretty town of Much Wenlock.

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The front of the little thatched church at Little Stretton, Shropshire

Little Stretton (4 Pictures) in the county of Shropshire

(6.4 miles, 10.3 km, direction N of Stokesay)

Little Stretton lies in a charming rural area a short distance from the old town of Church Stretton...

Dinham bridge

Ludlow (171 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Shropshire

(6.4 miles, 10.4 km, direction SE of Stokesay)

Nestling on the banks of the rivers Corve and Theme Ludlow is a joyous town to visit at any time of year...

Overton, Shropshire

Overton (1 Pictures) in the county of Shropshire

(7.3 miles, 11.8 km, direction SE of Stokesay)

Overton lies on a bend of the River Test a short distance from Ludlow...

A view of Church Stretton, Shropshire.

Church Stretton (52 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Shropshire

(7.9 miles, 12.7 km, direction N of Stokesay)

Church Stretton is an historic market town in the South Shropshire hills, and the only town in the Shropshire hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - one of Britain's fiinest.....

The town square in Clun, South Shropshire

Clun (47 Pictures) in the county of Shropshire

(8.6 miles, 13.8 km, direction W of Stokesay)

Rising at the side of the River Clun from which the town takes its name, this charming little place offers much of interest...

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Stokesay Castle in Shropshire

Stokesay Castle (80 Pictures)

(0.4 miles, 0.6 km)

This extremely attractive building is not a castle in the traditional sense, but rather a fortified manor house and as such is.....

A step back in time!

Ludlow Castle (44 Pictures)

(6.2 miles, 10.0 km, direction SE)

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Looking towards Church Stretton

Carding Mill Valley & Long Mynd (11 Pictures)

(8.2 miles, 13.1 km, direction N)

The bleak, heather clad Long Mynd lies to the west Of Church Stretton. It is a long lonely stretch covering some 10 miles in.....

View of Long Mynd - Shropshire

The Long Mynd (18 Pictures)

(8.2 miles, 13.1 km, direction N)

The Long Mynd (meaning "Long Mountain") is a 7 mile long heath and moorland plateau that forms part of the Shropshire hills and.....

Clun Castle

Clun Castle (32 Pictures)

(8.8 miles, 14.2 km, direction W)

Late in the 12th-century, the wooden fortification built at Clun in the 11th-century was burnt down by the Welsh. The land then.....

Croft Castle approach

Croft Castle (33 Pictures)

(9.9 miles, 15.9 km, direction S)

Castellated manor house set in stunning countryside with panoramic views...

View out over Stiperstones, Shropshire

Stiperstones (9 Pictures)

(11.4 miles, 18.3 km, direction NW)

The Stiperstones lie amongst the magnificent hill scenery of Shropshire and at 1,762 feet are the second highest range in the.....

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