Cleobury Mortimer - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Virtual tour showing a view along the high street in Cleobury Mortimer, taken near the tourist information office in the town. It is a small village and this panorama picture was taken in early June 2011, showing some of the old buildings, church spire and newly laid main road.
Cleobury Mortimer - FURTHER INFORMATION
Cleobury Mortimer - Cleobury Mortimer visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Cleobury Mortimer' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Shropshire.
Cleobury Mortimer is a small market town on the souther border of Shropshire, close to Kidderminster and Birmingham, granted town charter status in 1253. The name for this picturesque village comes from the old English word clifu (bury) and Roger de Mortimer of Normandy to whom the village and surrounding land was granted after the Norman invasion on 1066.
In the 12th century, Cleobury boasted a castle, but this was destroyed in 1155 and only the earthworks remain today. In the 16th century, along with many towns and villages in Shropshire, Cleobury Mortimer became an important part of the local iron industry and containing a number of forges. The importance of Cleobury Mortimer peaked during the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century before declining again in the 19th century due to poor transport links.
Cleobury Mortimer - Tourist AttractionsCleobury Mortimer is quite close to several popular towns in southern Shropshire, like Kidderminster, Ludlow and Bewdley. Some local tourist attractions include:
- Cleobury Mortimer High Street - picturesque street lined with Georgian houses and old, half-beam houses.
- St. Mary's Church - 12th century church with a twisted, wooden, 16th century spire.
- Jack Mytton Way - long distance cycle and walking route in the hills around Cleobury Mortimer.
- Walking - there are over 250 miles of walking routes in the surrounding countryside. Walking maps and books available from the tourist information office on the high street.
- Wyre Forest - 6,509 acres of native forest and woodland, filled with trails and native wildlife.
- Cleobury Mortimer Golf Club - 27 golf course with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
- West Midlands Safari Park - just east of Cleobury Mortimer, one of the best safari parks in the Midlands covering 200 acres.
- Severn Valley Railway - 2.5km of steam railway running from Bewdley, a short distance east of Cloebury Mortimer.
- Hartlebury Castle - former home of the Bishops of Worcester for over a thousand years and now a museum of the history of the county form Roman times to the present age.
- Cleehill - small village with stunning panoramic viewpoint.
Cleobury Mortimer Tourist Information Centre
New Market Hall,
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Road: Cleobury Mortimer is about 30 miles west of Birmingham and 12 miles west of Kidderminster on the A456 & A4117 roads. It is 12 miles east of Ludlow.
Bus: Local buses stop on Church Street in Cleobury Mortimer.
Train: Ludlow Rail Station or Kidderminster Station