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KeepYourPowderDry28 Feb 2022 5:55 a.m. PST

Latest outing for the #ECWtravelogue was to Shropshire, Royalist stronghold. Taking in Stokesay and Hopton castles, Shrewsbury, and an infamous oak tree and its role in Charles II's escape from Worcester.
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Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2022 8:37 a.m. PST

Very nice pictures and summary. Thanks for a chance to see what is "beyond the sea" for us colonists.

KeepYourPowderDry28 Feb 2022 9:08 a.m. PST

You are very welcome S'nasty. I live a lot closer and have only been to Shrewsbury a couple of times. The landscape around Hopton is absolutely stunning. I'll be going back

Personal logo Dal Gavan Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2022 10:19 p.m. PST

The KSLI museum in the castle, which includes the old 53rd Foot and a couple of Yeomanry regiments, is well worth an afternoon's visit. For distant visitors (like me) the Premier Inn is comfortable, quiet, does excellent meals and is just around the corner from both the castle and the train station.

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Aviator01 Mar 2022 2:02 a.m. PST

Anoother place worth visiting is Ludlow with its medieval castle and one surviving gate Broad Gate. It was a Royalist stronghold. There are many half-timbered buildings and one of the inns the Olde Bull Ring dates back to 1365. There are several excellent viewpoints including Titterstone Clee with a car park close to the summit, the third highest hill in Shropshire, and Brown Clee, the highest, where you can see across to the iron age hillfort at Nordy Bank.


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KeepYourPowderDry01 Mar 2022 5:38 a.m. PST

Thanks for sharing your pictures Aviator. Shropshire will be revisited by the ECW travelogue again in the near future. Ludlow is on my long list. So many castles, so many Civil War sieges. Next outing is probably Warwickshire.

takeda33301 Mar 2022 2:46 p.m. PST

Very nice!

Steamingdave204 Mar 2022 8:23 a.m. PST

If you are wandering around the Marches, pop over the border and take a look at Montgomery. Parliamentary forces won a staggering victory there in September, 1644.

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