Shropshire Attractions

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Scale: It is 49 miles from Ludlow to Whitchurch and 34 miles from Telford to Welshpool.

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Attraction 1 - The Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7AW. Tel: 01952 884391. ironbridge.org.uk.
Attraction 2 - Stokesay Castle, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9AH. Tel: 01588 672544.
Attraction 3 - Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Ludlow Road, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9RS. Tel: 01588 676000.
Attraction 4 - Rowley's House Museum, Barker Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1QH. Tel: 01743 361196.
Attraction 5 - Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8LE. Tel: 01952 852100. weston-park.com.
Attraction 6 - Ludlow Castle, Castle Square, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AY. Tel: 01584 873355. ludlowcastle.com.

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Visitor attractions and information for Bridgnorth

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Attractions Bridgnorth Castle Hill Railway Company Ltd, 6A Castle Terrace, Bridgnorth, Tel: (01746) 762052. For over a century Bridgnorth Cliff Railway has been transporting the people of Bridgnorth up and down the 111 ft sandstone cliffs that separate High Town from Low Town and the River Severn. Location: In the centre of Bridgnorth.

Bridgnorth Castle Hill Railway Company Ltd

Attractions The Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7AW. Tel: 01952 884391. Scene of pioneering events which led to the Industrial Revolution, the Ironbridge Gorge is host to the series of 10 unique museums. Stunning scenery, a recreated Victorian town, Coalport China and the world famous Iron Bridge are just some of the attractions. www.ironbridge.org.uk. About 7 miles north of Bridgnorth.

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Attractions Rays Farm Country Matters, Billingsley, Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 6PF. Tel: 01299 841255. At Rays Farm you will see a variety of deer, friendly goats and farm animals. Back at the farm take a rest in the tea-shop or browse around our interesting selection of toys and gifts. www.raysfarm.com. About 7 miles south of Bridgnorth.

Rays Farm Country Matters

AttractionsThe Severn Valley Railway, The Railway Station, Bewdley DY12 1BG Tel: 01299 403816. The Severn Valley Railway operates steam-hauled passenger trains between Bridgnorth, Bewdley and Kidderminster. Trains run every weekend and daily May to September plus local school holidays. www.svr.co.uk. Bridgnorth Station, Hollybush Road, WV16 5DT.

The Severn Valley Railway

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Visitor attractions and information for Church Stretton

Attractions Stokesay Castle, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9AH. Tel: 01588 672544. Stokesay Castle is the finest and best preserved 13th century fortified manor house in England. It nestles in peaceful countryside near the Welsh border, with its timber framed Jacobean gatehouse and the nearby Parish Church. The Great hall still retains its original medieval staircase. An inclusive audio-tour will help you to imagine its medieval splendour. About 7 miles south of Church Stretton.

Stokesay Castle

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Visitor attractions and information - Ludlow

Attractions Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Ludlow Road, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9RS. Tel: 01588 676000. A family fun day out in an amazing grass roofed building. Simulated hot air balloon ride, archeology, nature and lovely scenery. About 8 miles north of Ludlow.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Attractions Ludlow Race Club Ltd, Ludlow Racecourse, Bromfield, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2BT. Tel: 01584 856221. WELCOME TO BRITAIN'S FRIENDLIEST RACECOURSE. Tradition has it that in the fourteenth century soldiers from Ludlow Castle came here to match their horses. There is certainly a record of racing in 1729. www.ludlow-racecourse.co.uk. About 2 miles north of Ludlow.

Ludlow Race Club Ltd

Attractions Ludlow Castle, Castle Square, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AY. Tel: 01584 873355. A vast 11th century castle with much of its masonry intact, in a spectacular setting above the river Teme. From the huge Outer Bailey a bridge across the moat leads to the Inner Bailey with the Keep,Great Chamber, Solar Wing and other interesting buildings. www.ludlowcastle.com. Location: In the centre of Ludlow.

Ludlow Castle

Attractions Stokesay Castle, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9AH. Tel: 01588 672544. Stokesay Castle is the finest and best preserved 13th century fortified manor house in England. It nestles in peaceful countryside near the Welsh border, with its timber framed Jacobean gatehouse and the nearby Parish Church. The Great hall still retains its original medieval staircase. An inclusive audio-tour will help you to imagine its medieval splendour. About 6 miles north of Ludlow.

Stokesay Castle

Attractions Castle Lodge, Castle Square, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1AY. Tel: 01584 878098. Elizabethan in style, Castle Lodge has its origins in the 14th century, with oak- panelled rooms and low- beamed chambers. Now privately owned and open daily. Location: In the centre of Ludlow.

Castle Lodge

Attractions The Judge’s Lodging, Broad Street, Presteigne, Powys, Mid Wales, LD8 2AD. Tel: 01544 260650. Aided by an interior hardly touched by time and original furnishings discarded in attics, extensive research and restoration has re-awakened this ‘Victorian fossil’. From the stunningly restored judge’s apartments to the dingy servants’ quarters below you can explore their gaslit worldand the damp cells. www.judgeslodging.org.uk. About 12 miles west of Ludlow.

The Judge’s Lodging

Attractions Berrington Hall, nr Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DW. Tel: 01568 615721. Neo-classical mansion with fine interiors, set in landscaped grounds. Amazing painted ceilings and French Regency furniture. 'Capability' Brown's last garden design. National Trust. Charges apply. About 7 miles south of Ludlow.

historic house

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Visitor attractions and information - Market Drayton

Attractions Wollerton Old Hall Garden, Wollerton, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3NA. Tel: 01630 685760. Wollerton Old Hall Garden is a four acre plantsman's garden developed around a 16th Century house (not open) in rural Shropshire, England. Strong formal design has created many separate gardens each with its own character. Charges apply. www.wollertonoldhallgarden.com. About 4 miles south of Market Drayton.

Wollerton Old Hall Garden

Attractions Market Drayton Museum & Resource Centre. 'The Story of Drayton', 53 Shropshire Street, Market Drayton, TF9 3DA. Tel: 07763-492906 & 01630-657455. The story of Market Drayton and the surrounding area, from earliest times to today. www.peter-quita.demon.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Market Drayton.

Market Drayton Museum & Resource Centre

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Visitor attractions and information - Oswestry

Attractions Colemere Countryside Heritage Site is the location of one of Shropshire’s most beautiful meres which attracts Snipe, Curlew, Goldeneye, and Pochard. The site is designated as a Local Nature Reserve. Colemere sailing club uses the mere at various times. They have a beautiful clubhouse overlooking the Mere which contains changing rooms and showers, a kitchen and a club room. Membership Secretary 01691 830849. www.colemeresailing.org.uk. About 7 miles east of Oswestry.
Colemere Countryside Heritage Site

Attractions Old Oswestry is a fine example of an Iron Age hill fort. The inhabitants of this fort lived on the flat hilltop. In the Second World War the summit of the hillfort was used to grow food for the war effort. Location: On the outskirts of Oswestry.

Old Oswestry

Attractions Pistyll Rhaeadr, Tel: 01691 780392. Situated in the Berwyn mountains, Pistyll Rhaeadr is 240 ft (74 metres) tall, the highest waterfall in Wales & England. It is found in a remote location in Powys, near Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, and is definitely the hardest of the Seven Wonders to reach. Hundreds of people visit the imposing falls every year, there is a coffee and gift shop and a campsite nearby.  www.pistyllrhaeadr.co.uk. About 16 miles west of Oswestry, reached off the B4580.

Pistyll Rhaeadr

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Visitor attractions and information for Shrewsbury

Attractions Rowley's House Museum, Barker Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Tel: 01743 361196. Displays of Roman and pre-historic Shropshire, costume, geology, medieval lifestyle, natural history, decorative arts, exhibitions and workshops - all housed in a huge "magpie" mansion. Location: In the centre of Shrewsbury.

Rowley's House Museum

Attractions The Heart of Wales Railway Line is part of the main rail network. Travellers will be impressed by the rugged beauty, tranquil villages and picturesque Victorian spa towns along the 121 miles between Swansea and Shrewsbury. There are many wayside stations and halts where you can get off and explore the villages, quiet valleys, forests and hills. Train enquiries and ticket sales line - Tel: 01597 822053. Shrewsbury Station is the northernmost point of the Heart of Wales Line and provides connections with Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester or Aberystwyth. www.howlta.org.uk.

The Heart of Wales Railway Line

Attractions Colemere Countryside Heritage Site is the location of one of Shropshire’s most beautiful meres which attracts Snipe, Curlew, Goldeneye, and Pochard. The site is designated as a Local Nature Reserve. Colemere sailing club uses the mere at various times. They have a beautiful clubhouse overlooking the Mere which contains changing rooms and showers, a kitchen and a club room. Membership Secretary 01691 830849. www.colemeresailing.org.uk. About 12 miles north of Shrewsbury.
Colemere Countryside Heritage Site

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Visitor attractions and information for Telford

Attractions Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8LE. Tel: 01952 852100. One visit is all it takes to fall head over heels in love with Weston Park. It is a more engaging experience than any other stately home or castle. It’s a love affair that captures everyone. As for children, there’s the small matter of 1,000 acres of parkland in which to play. And an endless choice of special attractions including a miniature railway, Woodland Adventure Playground and the new Yew Hedge Maze and Orchard. www.weston-park.com. About 5 miles east of Telford.

Weston Park

Attractions The Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7AW. Tel: 01952 884391. Scene of pioneering events which led to the Industrial Revolution, the Ironbridge Gorge is host to the series of 10 unique museums. Stunning scenery, a recreated Victorian town, Coalport China and the world famous Iron Bridge are just some of the attractions. www.ironbridge.org.uk. About 5 miles south of Telford town centre.

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Attractions Wollerton Old Hall Garden, Wollerton, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3NA. Tel: 01630 685760. Wollerton Old Hall Garden is a four acre plantsman's garden developed around a 16th Century house (not open) in rural Shropshire, England. Strong formal design has created many separate gardens each with its own character. Charges apply. www.wollertonoldhallgarden.com. About 10 miles north of Telford.

Wollerton Old Hall Garden

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Visitor attractions and information for Wellington

Attractions Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8LE. Tel: 01952 852100. One visit is all it takes to fall head over heels in love with Weston Park. It is a more engaging experience than any other stately home or castle. It’s a love affair that captures everyone. As for children, there’s the small matter of 1,000 acres of parkland in which to play. And an endless choice of special attractions including a miniature railway, Woodland Adventure Playground and the new Yew Hedge Maze and Orchard. www.weston-park.com. About 5 miles east of Wellington.

Weston Park

Attractions The Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7AW. Tel: 01952 884391. Scene of pioneering events which led to the Industrial Revolution, the Ironbridge Gorge is host to the series of 10 unique museums. Stunning scenery, a recreated Victorian town, Coalport China and the world famous Iron Bridge are just some of the attractions. www.ironbridge.org.uk. About 5 miles south of Wellington.

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Attractions Wollerton Old Hall Garden, Wollerton, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3NA. Tel: 01630 685760. Wollerton Old Hall Garden is a four acre plantsman's garden developed around a 16th Century house (not open) in rural Shropshire, England. Strong formal design has created many separate gardens each with its own character. Charges apply. www.wollertonoldhallgarden.com. About 10 miles north of Wellington.

Wollerton Old Hall Garden

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Visitor attractions and information - Whitchurch

Attractions Wollerton Old Hall Garden, Wollerton, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3NA. Tel: 01630 685760. Wollerton Old Hall Garden is a four acre plantsman's garden developed around a 16th Century house (not open) in rural Shropshire. Strong formal design has created many separate gardens each with its own character. Charges apply. www.wollertonoldhallgarden.com. About 7 miles south of Whitchurch.

Wollerton Old Hall Garden

Attractions Colemere Countryside Heritage Site is the location of one of Shropshire’s most beautiful meres which attracts Snipe, Curlew, Goldeneye, and Pochard. The site is designated as a Local Nature Reserve. Colemere sailing club uses the mere at various times. They have a beautiful clubhouse overlooking the Mere which contains changing rooms and showers, a kitchen and a club room. Membership Secretary 01691 830849. colemeresailing.org.uk. About 9 miles south west of Whitchurch.

Colemere Countryside Heritage Site

Attractions Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, Chlomondeley, Malpas SY14 8AH - Tel: 01829 720 383. Extensive ornamental gardens dominated by a romantic Gothic Castle, built in 1801 of local sandstone, with a beautiful Temple Water Garden, Rose Garden and many mixed borders. The gardens at Cholmondeley Castle were originally laid out when the 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley built the castle between 1801 and 1804. About 6 miles north of Whitchurch.

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Attractions Stapeley Water Gardens, London Road, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 7LH. Stapeley Water Gardens attracts 1.5 million visitors each year. At Stapeley, there is something to delight everyone, either in the Garden Centre, The Palms Tropical Oasis, or Angling Centre. Be sure to visit our Display Gardens, full of inspirational ideas, open from Spring through Autumn, peaking in Summer. www.stapeleywg.com. About 9 miles northeast of Whitchurch.

Stapeley Water Gardens

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