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Along the Moors - Apley

The Grand Tour

Apley Castle around 1900

Just over 50 years ago, the northern and western outskirts of Wellington were dominated by the ancient country estates of Orleton Park, Dothill Park and Apley Castle. Over the course of many centuries, each of these houses played a significant role in the life of the town, influencing its development and, in at least one instance, providing a focal point for major events to unfold that influenced the course of English history. Although Orleton is now the only one of these properties still in existence, there are still many reminders of Wellington’s stately heritage en route to the Weald Moors...