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Mere 1 - Views from Castle Hill
The small country town of Mere nestles beneath the South Wiltshire Downs. Much of the surrounding landscape is designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the centre of the town is classified as a Conservation area. In the 13th Century the town was dominated by a castle built by The Earl of Cornwall. The castle was abandoned in 1398 but its stone was salvaged to build houses; Mere’s medieval street pattern survives today and The Duchy of Cornwall remains a major landowner.
This circular town and country walking Spy Trail explores varied aspects of the town’s medieval and more recent heritage. With a climb to the summit of Castle Hill, this Trail isn’t for the faint hearted but the stunning views of the Blackmore Vale and Mere Downs are worth the effort! Unfortunately this Trail is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs. However, Mere can also be explored by a circular walking Treasure Hunt that takes in other points of interest within the town.
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