There are several National Trust Properties within easy driving distance of Folly View.
Some of these National Trust properties are reached by drives through the beautiful South Shropshire countryside.
To the south, in Herefordshire is Berrington Hall with a lovely walled garden, we have a picture in the front bedroom of Folly View looking through the gate. You can discover how the servants moved around the Hall, I always feel more in tune with the servants. My Great, Great Grandfather was a Butler.
Near to Berrington Hall is Croft Castle where there is an organic vineyard to explore, walks through the woods, leading to a Iron Age Hill Fort with views over the wider countryside.
Powys Castle is just outside Welshpool. It has a tiered garden with beautiful sculptured yew hedging, an orangery and medieval deer park. I love the drive over Welshpool way, when the light is right you can spot Offas Dyke up on the Hills.
Morville Hall is reached driving down Corvedale, giving a Vista of Brown Clee on the way. It was built on the site of a monastery in the Elizabethan era and There are topiary gardens to explore. Italian gardens more reflective of the Georgians when the house was redesigned.
On the way is Wilderhope Manor another Elizabethan Manor. It is run by the Youth Hostle Association. There is limited access but apparently it is well worth a visit.
Attingham Park, to the north, has beautiful cedar trees surrounding the house. A huge organic walled garden and regular activities inside and out
Please check out opening times as some National Trust Properties have limited access.