Useful Contacts

Below are some names, address’ and web links to organisations that can help your break in Mortimer Country even more rewarding.

Mortimer Country Audio Car Tour
You can now fit an English Civil War heroine into your car along with several modern-day residents of the area of north-west Herefordshire known as `Mortimer Country’ – and it won’t be a squeeze at all. This is the third in the series of Herefordshire’s Hidden Extras audio car tours. The 45-mile circular route begins and ends in Ludlow with its Norman Castle, and also takes in the Welsh border town of Presteigne, with its famous Judges Lodging Museum. The tour takes you to villages such as Wigmore with its castle ruins, Leintwardine on Watling Street and to Shobdon, with its Strawberry Hill Gothic church and the Romanesque Shobdon Arches.

We introduce you to current residents as well as some of the historical characters who played an important part in shaping the area. For instance Lady Brilliana Harley, who defended Brampton Bryan against the Royalists in the 17th Century, is just one of the people you will hear, and we tell you about the huge yew hedge around the churchyard.

Marches Tours and Talks
Herefordshire’s Hidden Extras – Looking for ideas for a day out? Then try our audio car tour of Mortimer Country.

Leominster Tourist Information Centre – 01568 616460

Ludlow Tourist Information Centre – 01584 875053

Queenswood Tourist Information Centre – 01568 797842

Go West – Teme Valley Project
Go West is the title of a unique tourism initiative along the River Teme which promotes rural regeneration. The River Teme – all 73 miles of it – is our route. The history, heritage, culture and the story of the people who live in it, our subject matter. You, we hope, will be among those enticed to quietly explore this beautiful tranquil area. Go West is a joint initiative between church and community groups in the area.
Everything you need to know about Ludlow.

Kington Tourist Information Centre
Kington Tourist Information Centre is manned by an enthusiastic group of volunteers belonging to the Kington Tourist Group who provide information on Kington and the surrounding countryside.
For information along the River Teme between Knighton & Worcester