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Visiting Mid-England in May, looking for first-hand advice about Mills and Castles.

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Jean-Paul

Visiting Mid-England in May, looking for first-hand advice about Mills and Castles.

heading to mid-england in May and I have 2 leads on flour mills to visit. any first hand accounts/advice? Also, off the bread subject, I want to take my sweetheart to a very cool castle.. any first hand accounts/advice? I was thinking of going to Kinilworth castle.  Thanks!

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Hi Jean-Paul, I haven't lived in England since 1967 but there really isn't much of Kenilworth Castle left to see. Warwick Castle was always my favorite but now I think it may have become over-commercialized. My sons (now aged 50 and 47) loved the dungeons. That may have been the trip when they announced "when you've seen one old house you've seen them all"! I hope some current residents can be more helpful, A.

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Ruralidle

Hi Jean-Paul


I wonder what mills you have a lead on?  Shipton Mill in Gloucestershire - http://www.shipton-mill.com/Home.html and one just into Wales http://www.bacheldremill.co.uk/ . You might also get some ideas from The Traditional Cornmillers Guild http://www.tcmg.org.uk/ .


 As for castles, Warwick has a lot to see but is commercialised.  Stokesay Castle between Ludlow and Shrewsbury is significant http://www.shropshiretourism.co.uk/castles/stokesay/ and there is also Ludlow Castle.  Ludlow is a foodie haven and has a couple of traditional bakers, including Richard C Swift http://www.swifts.bakery.co.uk/index.php .


HTH