Hello Jude, James, Heloise (and bump!), Matt, Holly, Tommo, Meg and James! We have really enjoyed visiting wild ruins together as a couple, and thought it would be ever so fitting to suggest a little adventure to an amazing wild ruin in the Welsh Borders. Maybe you could plan a trip together! If and when you manage to visit, please take a selfie for us <3 we love you xxx

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Moreton Corbet Hall & Castle
SY4 4DW

The grounds of this grand Elizabethan mansion and medieval castle are perfect for a family visit. It is a great site to explore, with its large gatehouse, courtyard, keep and manor remains. The brave-hearted might want to descend the steps to the dark and reportedly haunted cellar! Although Moreton Corbet dates back to Saxon times, the stone castle was not constructued until the turn of the 13th century by Bartholomew Torret. At this time the castle was known as Morton Torret but changed to the present name when it passed down by marriage to the Corbet family. During the 16th century, strongly influenced by his travels through Europe, Robert Corbet began work on the grand Elizabethan house we see today. Unfortunately he died of the plague just five years into construction and it was down to his brothers to complete the work. Just off National Cycle Route 45 and the Shropshire Way. The Stanton Arms in Stanton Upon Hine Heath, SY4 4LR, a mile from the ruin, serves real ale and reasonably-priced food.


Map co-ordinates: 52.8045, -2.6524

Excerpt from 'Wild Ruins' by Dave Hamilton