Castles and Ruins
Beautiful remains of a 12th century moated castle located in the heart of the village of the same name.
Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 4DF. 01691 662397. www.whittingtoncastle.co.uk
Acton Burnell Castle
English Heritage. The remains of a fortified manor house built in the 13th century by Robert Burnell, Chancellor of England and close friend of King Edward the First. The King was a regular visitor and it is said that he convened one of the first English Parliaments here in 1263.
Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. SY5 7PF. www.englishheritage.org.uk
Bridgnorth Castle and Gardens
Perched high on a sandstone cliff overlooking the Severn Valley the remains of this Norman castle keep now lean at a precarious fifteen degrees -
Castle Hill, Bridgnorth. www.virtual-
The Great Hall houses the Shropshire Regimental Museum. In the grounds you will find the motte of the original Norman Castle.
Shrewsbury. 01743 361196 www.shrewsburymuseums.com
English Heritage. Beautiful perfectly preserved 13th-
Craven Arms SY7 9AH. 01588 672544 www.english-
Park Hall Countryside Experience
Premier all weather attraction on a 130 acre Victorian farm. Animals large and small, milking, lamb feeding, pony grooming, and cart rides. Huge indoor play arena with toy tractor circuit and bouncy castles. Vintage Garage and Welsh Guards Museum. Exciting extras: Junior Driving School and quad bikes. Excellent tearooms and picnic areas.
Park Hall, Oswestry, SY11 4AS. 01691 671123 www.parkhallfarm.co.uk
Acton Scott historic working farm
Living History in the Shropshire Hills. Experience daily life on an upland farm the end of the 19th century.
Church Stretton. SY6 6QN. www.actonscott.com
Blists Hill Victorian town
Part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust group and one of the most popular attractions in Shropshire -
Madely, Ironbridge. TF7 5DU. 01952 884391 www.ironbridge.org.uk
Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom is a real child's paradise where there is always something exciting happening!
Telford, TF6 6DJ. 01952 677917 www.hoofarm.com
West Midlands Safari Park
If the kids are getting a bit weary of all the history and beautiful views in Shropshire, why not treat them to a drive on the wild side! Just across the border near Kidderminster is the home of the West Midland Safari Park.
Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 1LF. 01299 852100 www.wmsp.co.uk
Hawkstone Park and Follies
Woodland fantasy of caves and cliffs where paths twist and turn, rise and fall, and almost without fail reveal something unexpected around every corner: dramatic cliffs, towers monuments, tunnels and passageways. Associations with King Arthur.
Tourist Information & Visitor Centre with beautiful woodland and garden walk right by the mereside.
Visitor Centre, Mereside, 01691 622981
Striking 17th century house, gardens and parkland with a range of features for all age groups.
Where nursery rhymes and fairy tales come to life. Discover favourite characters and their houses. Visit the dinosaurs in Dinosaur valley, the Dragon's crazy castle or indoor soft play area. Also features the magical Winter Wonderland during the run-
Telford Town Park Telford TF3 4AY, 01952 591 633 www.wonderlandtelford.com
Dearnford Lake Fishery
Just south of Whitchurch, Shropshire, Dearnford Lake is set in 47 acres of stunning grounds.
Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 3JQ. 01948 662934. www.dearnford.com
Shatterford Lakes is now predominantly a Fishery, rather than a Country Park, although many animals such as deer and natural wildlife can be seen on site.
Shatterford, Nr Bridgnorth, DY12 1TW 01299 861597
Hawkstone Park Golf Club
Golf at Hawkstone Park is truly a unique experience. The tremendous landscape is ideal for its two championship courses and 6 hole par 3 course, offering a wonderful contrast, suitable for golfers of varying standards. A golfing experience at Hawkstone Park will be a memorable occasion and a must for any golfing enthusiast.
Prescott Equestrian Centre
Prescott Equestrian Centre is situated in the village of Baschurch, 8 miles north of Shrewsbury. It offers attractive surroundings and superb facilities with 60 horses and ponies.
Baschurch, Nr Shrewsbury SY4 2DR 01939 26071 www.prescottequestrian.co.uk
Mill Farm Riding Centre
Lessons for every ability in our large outdoor all-
Hughley, Shrewsbury SY4 2DR www.millfarmridingcentre.co.uk
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