Shropshire Things to See and Do
Places to visit near North Farm B&B Shrewsbury
Visiting Shrewsbury is a must, but there are also many other places to visit and things to see and do during your stay at North Farm Bed & Breakfast in Shropshire. Here is just a taster.
We can recommend local country pubs that are located within 10 minutes of North Farm B&B Shrewsbury, including The Riverside Inn in Cressage which overlooks the River Severn; The Horseshoes in Dorrington; and The Mytton & Mermaid in Atcham, Shrewsbury (opposite Attingham Park National Trust property). They have an outstanding selection of Beers, Wines and Menus using locally sourced Shropshire produce.
There are also plenty of other very good places to eat in Shrewsbury (restaurants, cafes, pubs and inns) close to North Farm B&B, such as The Peach Tree opposite Shrewsbury Abbey and The Armoury, next to the River Severn.
A local information pack including recommendations about places to eat and places to visit in Shropshire is always on hand at North Farm Bed and Breakfast, near Shrewsbury.
Ludlow, with its Michelin starred restaurant, Ludlow Food Centre and Kitchen restaurant, and local food and drink markets is about 45minutes from North Farm Bed & Breakfast in Shropshire.
Shropshire Market towns
Much Wenlock is a picturesque market town full of history, black and white buildings and a wonderful place to visit (about 15 minutes from North Farm B&B Shrewsbury). Not forgetting the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. For local arts and crafts we recommend a visit to Fry on the Wall Studio Gallery, Twenty Twenty gallery (contemporary art and craft gallery in Much Wenlock) and Ippikin Shop and Gallery (textiles and textile art), also in Much Wenlock. For local produce try Paddy Ryan Butchers.
From here you can drive along the Wenlock Edge, which is a long elevated ridge to Church Stretton, but you must stop along the way to see the magnificent views of Shropshire and into Wales.
Once in Church Stretton, many of the valleys can be visited, the most popular being Carding Mill Valley (National Trust). The town is surrounded by many large hills, Longmynd, Caer Caradoc andLawley to name just a few. If you can make the drive (or walk) to the top of the Longmynd it will take your breath away. Cycling is also a good option for enjoying the countryside and it can be arranged with a local company to hire bikes - please contact us.
For information about walking and cycling in Shropshire during your stay at North Farm Bed and Breakfast Shrewsbury, visit:
Shropshire Walking: www.shropshirewalking.co.uk
Shropshire Cycling: www.shropshirecycling.co.uk
Shropshire Hills Shuttle Buses: www.shropshirehillsshuttles.co.uk provide easy access into the Shropshire Hills for walking, sightseeing, pub lunches and picnics.
Local Shropshire Attractions
Places of Interest near North Farm B&B Shrewsbury
We are happy at North Farm B&B to suggest local attractions and places of interest which may help you plan your stay with us in Shropshire. Here are just a few to give you ideas.
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm (as seen on BBC2's 'Victorian Farm') is just outside Church Stretton, offering a fascinating insight into rural life at the turn of the 19th century. There are daily demonstrations of period skills and visits from the Wheelwright, Farrier and Blacksmith, providing a picture of life as it might have been on a Victorian country estate.
Home Farm Attingham is also a working farm open to the public. As well as being able to look around the historic farm and see its animals, visitors are able to visit the tearooms.
There are many National Trust and English Heritage properties in Shropshire, including Attingham Park and Wroxeter Roman City near Shrewsbury and Wenlock Priory in Much Wenlock.
Wroxeter Roman Vineyard is also local to North Farm Bed & Breakfast Shrewsbury, providing wine tourswith good character. We are also lucky to have Venus Pool Nature Reserve half a mile from North Farm Bed & Breakfast in Shropshire.
Berriewood Stud Farm and Riding School, situated seven miles south of Shrewsbury (10 minutes from North Farm B&B). It covers over 100 acres of farmland, which has been in the Lock family for over 100 years. For information about Shropshire Horse Riding visit www.shropshireriding.co.uk.
Oakgate Garden Centre, Shawbury is a beautiful garden centre not too far from North Farm. The gardens are great and they serve a great cup of coffee.
Four miles south of Shrewsbury and 5-10 minutes from North Farm B&B is Cound trout fishery, founded in 1994 for fly fishing. The water is crystal clear all year round and produces some tremendous fishing.
In Shrewsbury, visit Battlefield 1403 and find out about the Battle of Shrewsbury at the Exhibition Centre. You can also buy locally sourced produce at the farm shop and butchery, taste the delights in Sparrow's Cafe or simply enjoy the fresh air along the Battlefield walk to the historic St Mary Magdalene Church. The Sabrina Boat tour allows you to enjoy a trip along the River Severn, while discovering Shrewsbury.
In Craven Arms, visit the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre; the place to start exploring the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Housed in a grass-roofed building with Secret Hills exhibition, café, gallery and gift shop.
Take a trip on the Severn Valley Railway, a full-size steam railway that runs between Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire, a distance of 16 miles.
Visit the Royal Air Force Museum (RAF) Cosford, near Shifnal - an entertaining day out; this is the only place in the Midlands where you can get close to so many aircraft for free.
Hawkstone Historic Park and Follies - The Follies are a historic woodland with cliffs, crags, caves, deep woods and a series of extraordinary monuments built over 200 years ago.
The Ironbridge Gorge Museums (20 minutes from North Farm Bed & Breakfast Shropshire); whether you are interested in fine china, fun interactive activities at Enginuity or Blists Hill Victorian Town, it's all to be found at this World Heritage Site. Continue over the Shropshire border and into the West Midlands for The Potteries: Wedgewood and Gladstone Pottery Museum.