Places to visit

Click on the place name to visit their website where available.

Please check opening hours and prices before travelling. Not all places are open everyday throughout the year. A selection of leaflets are kept in a folder in the cottage.


Hawkstone Park Follies [6 miles]- The Follies is an historic woodland fantasy with cliffs, crags, caves, deep woods and a series of extraordinary monuments built over 200 years ago.

Meres and Mosses – A forgotten mosaic of wetlands important for some of the rarest wildlife in the UK. Whixhall Moss is the nearest to the cottage being just a few miles away but this beautiful landscape stretches across North Shropshire into Cheshire.

Ellesmere [12 miles] A small market town with Shropshire’s largest mere which attracts many different water and wading birds. Also of interest is Ellesmere Sculpture Trail.

Information on local walks can be found on the What to do in Shrewsbury website and on the Shropshire Walking website. Locations near the cottage include Grinshill and Corbet Wood [8 miles], Nesscliffe [16 miles] and Haughmond Hill and Abbey [14 miles].


Attingham Park (National Trust) [17 miles] – An 18th-century mansion with Regency interiors and deer park maintained by the National Trust.

Whittington Castle [17 miles] – Picturesque and romantic ruins within a small village. The castle is owned and managed by the community.

Dorothy Clive Garden [20 miles] – Garden with tea room run by an independent charitable garden trust.

Erddig Park (National Trust) [23 miles] – Erddig is a fascinating yet unpretentious early 18th-century country house reflecting the upstairs downstairs life of a gentry family over 250 years.

Chirk Castle (National Trust) [28 miles] – Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches. The last Welsh castle from the reign of Edward I that is still lived in today.

Powis Castle (National Trust) [39 miles]- Medieval castle rising dramatically above the celebrated garden.

Stokesay Castle [37 miles]- An English Heritage maintained fortified medieval manor house set in peaceful countryside near the Welsh border.

Ludlow Castle [44 miles] – Medieval ruined castle set in the heart of this South Shropshire town
market town.


Wroxeter Roman Site [19 miles]- Wroxeter (or ‘Viroconium’) was the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. Much of the city still remains below ground but the site also contains a museum and a replica Roman town house.

Ironbridge [28 miles] – A World Heritage site, beside the river Severn and the birthplace of the industrial revolution. 10 award winning museums are spread along the valley.

Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and Canal [25 miles] – A World Heritage Site that sits within a beautiful area of North East Wales. the aqueduct is the longest and highest in Britain. Nearby is Llangollen [31 miles], a small town with steam train and home of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm [32 miles]- as featured in TV’s Victorian Farm (BBC 2) and provides an insight into rural life at the turn of the 19th century.

Severn Valley Railway – Historic 16 mile heritage line running along the Severn Valley from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster following the course of the River Severn for much of its route. The nearest station to the cottage is Bridgnorth [34 miles].