Today we explore the north of the county, a hidden area steeped in history.
In February 1461 near Wigmore Castle, Edward Plantagenet, Duke of York and 7th Earl of March (seated at Wigmore) defeated the Lancastrian army.
The battle was a milestone in the War of the Roses, it saw the House of York take the throne and a reasonable period of stability. But it was a throne that Edward IV’s brother Richard III would lose for good, along with his life, in 1485.
Today, the Mortimer Country including the forest is a more calming affair with historic properties, scenic walking trails and a few activity centres.
We will be toured around on the coach by a local guide who will show us particular sites of historical interest and stories along the way.
Also included will be lunch at the Jolly Frog Restaurant which has recently been taken over by Peter Mace who a few of us met last year at the Duck’s Nest in Presteigne.
Timings: Leave Ross 9:30am, Hereford at 10:00am, Leominster 10:30am.
Depart at 4:45pm and travel back to Leominster 5:00pm, Hereford 5:30pm then Ross 6:00pm.
Cost: Including travel costs, guide and lunch £49.00 per person
Please let me know of any dietary requests.
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