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The Crown Inn

   
Address : Newcastle-on-Clun
Town/City : Ludlow
County : Shropshire
Country : England
Post code : SY7 8QL
Phone : 01588 640271
Phone 2 :0798 119 4287
Web Site :  www.crown-newcastle.com

Lindsey & Debbie would like to welcome you to their family owned 17th Century Country Inn, with Bed & Breakfast accommodation, serving Real Ales & Excellent Home Cooked Fayre, full of Character & Charm, with Great Atmosphere & Real Log Fires.

shropsh-crownbarThe Crown is situated in the picturesque Clun Valley, approximately 3 miles west of the historic town of Clun, nestled amidst the rolling Shropshire Hills, in an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty". It's location makes it an ideal base for people who enjoy walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing, golfing or visiting the historic towns & attractions found in and around the Shropshire Hills, the Welsh border & beyond...

Walking opportunities are in abundance in the area, long distance walks such as Offas Dyke, the Shropshire Way, Glyndwr's Way, Jack Mytton Way and the Kerry Ridgeway as well as many short walks are on the doorstep, or within easy driving distance are the Longmynd & the Stiperstones. If you wish to travel a little further, Snowdonia or the Brecon Beacons could be just the ticket.

Newcastle is located at the midpoint on the "Offa's Dyke Path", making it a great place to stop for an overnight stay, especially as it breaks up the gruelling 15 mile "Knighton to Brompton" section known as the 'Switchbacks'. This section is generally reckoned to be the most spectacular but toughest part of the trail as there are a large number of steep rises and falls as the path winds through the beautiful Shropshire Hills, however the views and sense of tranquillity make the effort well worthwhile.

Shropshire is a cyclist's paradise and is a great way of soaking up the unspoilt landscapes along the quiet country roads and lanes. There is something for all, from the novice pedal pusher to the experienced cyclist. Walkers and Cyclists are made very welcome at the Crown, we offer a lockable bike store, with a water point for washing bicycles, boots and outdoor clothing, as well as clothes drying facilities.

If you enjoy Horse Riding then the Shropshire Hills have a lot to offer, there are a number of bridle paths in the area including the "Blue Remembered Hills" & "Jack Mytton Way", so why not bring your horse with you to come and explore the area, we can arrange safe overnight grazing at a nearby farm, for a small fee.

Day trips to the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Ludlow Castle, the Severn Valley Railway or the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, are just a few of the 90+ attractions in the area, or if the sun's shining, why not take a drive further afield and head to the coast to visit one of the many well known popular Mid Wales seaside resorts.

shrops-corwnbedrFor people looking to relax and get away from it all, then why not use us as a peaceful getaway retreat, come & chill out whilst enjoying the stunning scenery along with the relative peace and quiet!!! The definition of a "Rocking Nightlife" in these parts consists of gazing at the night skies looking out for the occasional shooting star or bat performing aerobatic manoeuvres in the moonlight, whilst listening to the distance sounds of bleating sheep or hooting owls.

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Featured Attraction


Head for The Heights this year

Head for The Heights of Abraham, the award winning Hilltop Park situated in the spectacular Derwent Valley, just 9 miles from Chatsworth on the western edge of the Peak District National Park.

This "must see" Derbyshire jewel of an attraction is accessed by state of the art enclosed cable cars located on the banks of the River Derwent next to Matlock Bath railways station and the town's public car parks. Simply purchase your cable car ticket, and then sit back to enjoy Instagram-ready views of the geologically stunning valley as you climb to the summit.
TIP: You can save money by purchasing your tickets online in advance of your visit. Go to www.heightsofabraham.com for ticket prices and availability
Once you've purchased your cable car ticket, access to all the summit attractions is free, offering a great value-day-out whatever the weather. Head off to explore 60 acres of landscaped grounds, undercover interactive exhibitions, photography gallery, multi-media show caverns, adventure playgrounds, woodland walks and trails.

You can choose to dine in the Vista restaurant with its stunning views down the valley, or enjoy a snack in the café or out on the terrace with similar breath-taking views. Picnic areas can be found throughout the grounds, and during the school holidays you'll discover extra entertainment like the traditional Punch and Judy show (with a satisfying Heights of Abraham twist) for all the family to enjoy.
TIP: Dining times can be reserved in advance. This is recommended especially during the busiest times of the year. Phone 01629 582365 to make a reservation or pre-order the popular afternoon tea package.
Most visitors are surprised to learn that the Heights is in fact the Derbyshire's oldest tourist attraction. The cable car system has carried millions of visitors to the summit over the last thirty five years, yet it remains one of the latest chapters in the fascinating story of the Heights of Abraham. The Heights first opened as a Pleasure Ground in 1780 when visitors would make the climb from the valley floor on foot to witness some of the finest views across the surrounding area. Almost two and a half centuries later you are still able to wander around the estate with its zigzag paths and pleasant woodland trails. It is easy to understand why the area proved inspirational to the Romantic movement of the period.

As long ago as Roman times, Lead deposits may have been found in the area but it took another 1000 years before Lead mining was officially recorded on site. These impressive mines were active for over 400 years and left behind a legacy of passageways and awe-inspiring caverns. Today, thanks to all that hard work you can follow in the miners' footsteps down the passageways they created, going deep underground into the Heights' famous Show Caverns. From the glow of a single miner's candle to the whole cavern being awash with colour-changing lights, the Great Masson Cavern tour is one of the talking points of a visit to this Hilltop Park. Here, where the Equator was once situated millions of years ago, you can learn all about the rocks, minerals and underground formation of the Peak District. Equally, a visit to the Great Rutland Cavern is well worthwhile. First opened to the public over 200 years ago in 1810, you can experience a day in the life of the very miners who made your trip possible.

Those of an inquisitive mind should make sure they visit The Long View exhibition to see and hear the 230 year story about why the estate has been a favourite place to visit for many generations. On the upper floor the Fossil Factory brings to life fun and interesting facts about rocks, fossils and the formation of the Peak District. Tinker's Shaft SSSI is a spectacular location with a new viewing platform, high above the Derwent Valley and near the exit from the Great Masson Cavern. Interpretative panels provide information on the importance of the site, the natural history, the geology and the labyrinth of lead mines below Tinker's Shaft... directly beneath your feet!

The Heath and Heaven Gallery is a delightful pictorial journey through the Peak District from north to south and shot from the air on a single summer's day. Next to this you will find Through the Lens, a 12 minute film of the Great Masson guided tour, ideal for those who cannot, or do not wish to go underground during their visit.

If you're heading into Derbyshire or the Peak District, don't miss the opportunity to head for the Heights this year and tick this one off your bucket list. The cable car is just the start of a fascinating, relaxing and fun day out for everyone. Keep up to date with the news by visiting the official website for opening times, special offers and details of forthcoming events: www.heightsofabraham.com

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