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Newtown: Town Walk 3

Newtown: Town Walk 3

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Starting at the main car park in Back Lane next to the Bus station cross the road at the Zebra Crossing and passing Argos continue up Wesley Street past the Robert Owen Bronze. Turn right into Broad Street and walk past the Council Chambers building. (The Free Library building at the top of the street houses the Robert Owen Museum, they were donated £1000 towards its building by the Co-operative Union in commemoration of Robert Owen inspiring the Co-operative Movement in with his works in 1799and through out his life.) Turn right into High Street, past WH Smith,(this shop has been restored to the original 1927 façade with a museum upstairs recreating their history) Carry on down the street past the 17th century Buck Inn (a 17th century house that has become a public house by the end of the 19th century,) Cross the road and follow the path through the park winding to the left taking you past the Castle Mound (a 13th century motte and bailey forte protecting the southern approaches of the ‘New Town’) Turn left into Park Street, follow the road until you get to the Public Library, turn left and walk up the path past Ladywell Green Infants School and Newtown Police Station. Follow the cycle path that runs along side the children’s play area and miniature railway line on the right Return to Back Lane car park.