Temporary alternative to Yorkshire


On one of my forays out of Yorkshire I this week visited Acton Scott Farm where the TV series Victorian Farm was based. The programme was immensely popular in 2009 when it was first aired, attracting an audience of around six million. It’s well worth a visit as is nearby Bishop’s Castle, a quirky little town with a lot to offer – including two micro breweries. On a tour round the Three Tuns Brewery I tasted their incredibly strong 10 per cent beer which put an end to further traveling that day. It’s great to see these small breweries making a go of it during days of recession. In case you ever feel the need to tear yourself away from Yorkshire I can recommend the area around western Shropshire and the Welsh Marches as an ideal place to relax.

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