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Places to visit, events and things to do in and around Shrewsbury

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In Shrewsbury & Nearby
Shrewsbury Folk Festival
The Agricultural Showground
Berwick Road
Shrewsbury SY1 2PF
Tel: 01746 768813
Email: sandra@shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
Web: www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
Twitter: shrewsburyfolk
The Midland's biggest annual folk festival held every August bank holiday weekend. See website for details of this years event!

Shrewsbury International Street Theatre Festival
Shrewsbury
Tel: 0796 385 7594
Email: mrbillferguson@yahoo.com
Web: www.shrewsburystreetfest.co.uk
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A three-day feast of great entertainment on the streets of Shrewsbury, usually held at the end August / early September.

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
The Square Shrewsbury SY1 1LH SY11LH
Tel: 01743 258885
Email:
Web: www.virtual-shropshire.co.uk/shrewsbury-museum/
Twitter: @shrewsmuseum
Opening 1st April 2014

The new Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery occupies the old Music Hall: an extraordinary complex of buildings including a rare medieval stone mansion (the only one of its kind in this region).

This exciting new venue for the town, houses a new museum and special exhibitions gallery, together with a cafe bar, shop and a new visitor information centre.

Shrewsbury Summer Season
Shrewsbury
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Web: www.shrewsburysummer.co.uk
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Major Arts festival. Visual arts, music, drama, dance, spoken word and comedy in June, July & August.

Acton Burnell Castle
Acton Burnell
Shrewsbury SY5 7PF
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Web: www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/acton-burnell-castle/
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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.

Attingham Park
Atcham
Shrewsbury SY4 4TP
Tel: 01743 708162
Email:
Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/attinghampark
Twitter: AttinghamParkNT
National Trust: Magnificent House and Deer Park built in 1785. Special events throughout the season.

Battlefield 1403
Battlefield Farm, Upper Battlefield, Shrewsbury SY43 DB
Tel: 01939 210905
Email: info@battlefield1403.com
Web: www.battlefield1403.com
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A new exhibition telling the story of the Battle of Shrewsbury on 21 July 1403. Also cafe & farm shop.

Bomere Water Skiing and Wakeboarding
Condover
Shrewsbury SY5 7AP
Tel: 01743 872122
Email: info@bomere.co.uk
Web: www.bomere.co.uk
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Bomere offers superb water skiing conditions for all standards of skiers. Whether you are a seasoned professional, new to the sport ...... or if this is the quality time that you spend with family and friends - you won't find a better equipped or more beautiful spot for your needs.

Cronkhill Villa (NT)
Atcham
Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JP
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Email: cronkhill@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-attinghamparkestatecronkhillhouse/
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A early 19th century villa near Shrewsbury. Please note only open on selected days throughout the year. See National Trust website for details.

Haughmond Abbey
Upton Magna
Shrewsbury SY4 4RV
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Web: www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/white-ladies-priory/
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English Heritage - Extensive remains of 12th century Augustinian Abbey

Hawkstone Park & Follies
Weston-under-Redcastle
Shrewsbury SY4 5UY
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Web: www.hawkstoneparkfollies.co.uk
Twitter: TheFollies
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.

Home Farm Attingham
Atcham, Shrewsbury SY4 4TN
Tel: 01743 709243
Email: info@homefarmattingham.co.uk
Web: www.homefarmattingham.co.uk
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Home Farm Attingham is 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 and also buy our own organic dairy ice cream.

Loton Park Speed Hill Climb
Nr Shrewsbury
Tel: 01902 896699
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Web: www.hdlcc.com
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Regular motorsports events throughout the year.

Moreton Corbet Castle
Near Shrewsbury
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Web: www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/moreton-corbet-castle/
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Picturesque remains of an 11th Century castle and an Elizabethan mansion house - English Heritage

Nesscliffe Counry Park & Kynaston's Cave
Nesscliffe
just off the A5
halfway between Shrewsbury and Oswestry SY4 1DB
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Nesscliffe hill is a sandstone escarpment & is now a country park with various footpaths through the woods. To the north of the hill the ramparts of an old hill fort are present. An old sandstone quarry face forms a spectacular cliff, popular for rock climbing. Cut into the cliff face is a cave reputedly the hideaway of the highwayman Humphrey Kynaston & his horse.

Sabrina Shrewsbury Boat Trips
Victoria Quay
Shrewsbury
Tel: 01743 369 741
Email: info@sabrinaboat.co.uk
Web: www.shrewsburyboat.co.uk
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River cruises on the River Severn at Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury Abbey
Abbey Foregate
Shrewsbury SY2 6BS
Tel: 01743 232723
Email: enquiries@shrewsburyabbey.com
Web: www.shrewsburyabbey.com
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Follow in the footsteps of Brother Cadfael.... Founded in 1083 the Benedictine Abbey of St Peter and St Paul is now world famous as the home of the fictional Brother Cadfael.

Shrewsbury Castle
Shrewsbury
Tel: 01743 361196
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Web: www.shrewsburymuseums.com/castle
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The Great Hall houses the Shropshire Regimental Museum. In the grounds you will find the motte of the original Norman Castle.

Shrewsbury Cathedral
11 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE
Tel: 01743 364256
Email: admin@shrewsburycathedral.co.uk
Web: www.shrewsburycathedral.org
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The Cathedral Church of Our Lady, Help of Christians and St. Peter of Alcantara.

Shrewsbury Flower Show
The Quarry
Shrewsbury SY1 1RN
Tel: 01743 234050
Email: shrewsbury@clara.net
Web: www.shrewsburyflowershow.org.uk
Twitter: ShrewsFlowerShw
The Shrewsbury Flower Show is admired not only as Britain's best two-day summer show but also one of the finest events of its kind in the world.

Shropshire Wildlife Trust
193 Abbey Foregate
Shrewsbury SY2 6AH
Tel: 01743 284280
Email:
Web: www.shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk
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Shropshire Wildlife Trust is county's leading environmental charity. Based at the visitor centre in Shrewsbury they also have branches throughout the county and care for 37 local nature reserves.

St Chad's Church
St Chad's Terrace
Shrewsbury SY1 1JX
Tel: 01743 365478
Email: info@stchadschurchshrewsbury.com
Web: www.stchadschurchshrewsbury.com
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Beautiful Georgian church overlooking The Quarry. Open to visitors and regular events thoughout the year.

The Old Market Hall
The Square
Shrewsbury SY1 1LH
Tel: 01743 281 281
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Web: www.oldmarkethall.co.uk
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Centrepiece to Shrewsbury's Square the Hall originally served as a cloth market. Now beautifully refurbished, the building serves as an arts venue and café, showcasing films and digital media.

The Quarry
Shrewsbury
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A unique riverside setting, tree lined avenues and statuary plus the delightful Dingle, an old quarry with spectacular bedding displays, alpine borders, shrubberies and water features.

The Square
The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH
Tel: 01743 256517
Email: marian.crosland@theatresevern.co.uk
Web: www.shrewsburysquare.com
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Historical centre of Shrewsbury with regular events and markets throughout the year

Theatre Severn
Frankwell Quay
Shrewsbury SY3 8FT
Tel: 01743 281281
Email: mail@theatresevern.co.uk
Web: www.theatresevern.co.uk
Twitter: TheatreSevern
Shrewsbury's excellent new theatre.

Wroxeter Roman City
Wroxeter
Shrewsbury SY5 6PH
Tel: 01743 761330
Email:
Web: www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/wroxeter-roman-city/
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Roman name "Viroconium", the excavated remains of the second largest Roman city in Britain. Impressive ruins include 2nd century baths and remains of a huge gateway. A replica Roman Town House is now open at Wroxeter, built as part of Channel 4’s entertaining TV series ‘Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day’.

Wroxeter Roman Vineyard
Wroxeter
Shrewsbury SY5 6PQ
Tel: 01743 761888
Email: wine@wroxetervineyard.co.uk
Web: www.wroxetervineyard.co.uk
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Shropshire's finest wines... visit the vineyard, see the lavender and Roman Sheep - free wine tasting!

Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival
The Square
Shrewsbury SY1 1LH
Tel: 01743 281200
Email:
Web: www.cartoonshrewsbury.com
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Now regarded as one of the leading events of its kind in the UK, the Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival is guaranteed to draw a smile on the faces of all visitors.

Shrewsbury Town Football Club
Oteley Road
Shrewsbury SY2 6ST
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Web: www.shrewsburytown.com
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Official website of the Shrewsbury Town Football Club

Shropshire Archives
Castle Gates
Shrewsbury SY1 2AQ
Tel: 01743 255 350
Email:
Web: www.shropshire.gov.uk/archives.nsf
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Shropshire Archives are your first stop for Shropshire Family History / Geneology / Local History! They hold over 5 miles (nearly 9 kilometres) of material relating to Shropshire past and present.

The Hive Music and Media Centre
5 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE
Tel: 01743 234970
Email: admin@hiveonline.org.uk
Web: www.hiveonline.org.uk
Twitter: HiveShrewsbury
Working with musicians and media artists, the Hive Music and Media Centre aims to give young people opportunities to learn, develop skills, have fun and be creative.

 
Within Easy Reach of Shrewsbury
Mill Farm Riding Centre
Hughley
Shrewsbury SY5 6NT
Tel: 01746 785645
Email: mfrc1@btconnect.com
Web: www.millfarmridingcentre.co.uk
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Lessons for every ability in our large outdoor all-weather school, individual and group lessons. DIY and full livery are available, as well as horses for loan. For those wishing to bring their horse on holiday we offer B&B for you, stabling and pasture for your horse. With Mill Farm as your base, enjoy varied and safe rides in this spectacular corner of Shropshire. Special rides including Beach Rides, Childrens Acivities, hacks, and pub rides.

Park Hall Countryside Experience
Park Hall
Oswestry SY11 4AS
Tel: 01691 671123
Email: rachel@parkhallfarm.co.uk
Web: www.parkhallfarm.co.uk
Twitter: parkhallfarm
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. Home to the Welsh Guards Museum. Exciting extras: Junior Driving School. Excellent Tearooms and picnic areas.

Rays Farm Country Matters
Billingsley
Bridgnorth WV16 6PF
Tel: 01299 841255
Email:
Web: www.raysfarm.com
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Beauty and wonder in tranquil countryside haven with over 50 owls, many breeds of deer, goats and lots more friendly, cuddly animals. Woodland walk with picnic areas and beautiful wood carvings. Tea room & gift shop.

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
The Square Shrewsbury SY1 1LH SY11LH
Tel: 01743 258885
Email:
Web: www.virtual-shropshire.co.uk/shrewsbury-museum/
Twitter: @shrewsmuseum
Opening 1st April 2014

The new Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery occupies the old Music Hall: an extraordinary complex of buildings including a rare medieval stone mansion (the only one of its kind in this region).

This exciting new venue for the town, houses a new museum and special exhibitions gallery, together with a cafe bar, shop and a new visitor information centre.

The Edge Adventure Activities
Newtown House Farm
Much Wenlock TF136DB
Tel: 01952 727491
Email: info@theedgeadventure.co.uk
Web: www.theedgeadventure.co.uk
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Based in rural Shropshire, The Edge offers a huge range of activities including Quad Biking / Trekking, Mountain Boarding / Grass boarding, 4x Mountain Biking, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Off Road Karting, Archery and Team Building Activities such as High Ropes, Zip Line and Orienteering

The Edge Mountainboarding & Quad Bike Centre
Much Wenlock
Tel: 01952 727491
Email: info@theedgeadventure.co.uk
Web: www.ridetheedge.co.uk
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Mountainboarding is an exciting cross between snowboarding and skateboarding - big in America and growing fast in Europe. Now you have the opportunity to try it for yourself in Shropshire and once you have, you'll be hooked! Quad Biking and a range of other activities now also available - see website for latest information.

Victoria Nettleton Landscape & Garden Design
Near Shrewsbury
Tel: 01952 510688
Email: victoria@victorianettleton.co.uk
Web: www.victorianettleton.co.uk
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We offer a complete design service for your outdoor space. From initial consultation to the final stages of planting - we aim to please! Also garden artifacts for sale. See web site for full range of services.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
Church Stretton SY6 6QN
Tel: 01694 781307
Email:
Web: www.actonscottmuseum.com
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Living History in the Shropshire Hills. Experience daily life on an upland farm the end of the 19th century. Acton Scott was the location for the BBC's Victorian Farm series.

Carding Mill Valley & Long Mynd
Chalet Pavilion
Carding Mill Valley
Church Stretton SY6 6JG
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Email: chris.stratton@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/carding-mill-valley-and-shropshire-hills/
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Carding Mill Valley is a popular local beauty spot giving access to the Long Mynd and various walks on the Shropshire Hills. National Trust Information centre, tea room, shop and car parking

Commando Paintball & Border Quadtrekking
Middletown SY21 8ER
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Email: info@commandopaintball.com
Web: www.commandopaintball.com
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Family run outdoor pursuits centre based at the beautiful Bulthy Hill Farm. We can cater for paintballing, quad biking, mountain biking, laser clays and much more...

Glansevern Hall Gardens
Berriew
Welshpool
Powys SY218AH
Tel: 01686 640200
Email: glansevern@yahoo.co.uk
Web: www.glansevern.co.uk
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Privately-owned estate with some 18 acres of mature gardens. In an idyllic setting on the banks of the River Severn noted for collection of unusual trees. Other features include a lakeside walk, a water garden and vast rock garden, complete with grotto. Also art gallery & tea shop.

Hodnet Hall Gardens
Hodnet
Market Drayton TF9 3NN
Tel: 01630 685786
Email:
Web: www.hodnethallgardens.org
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Renowned as amongst the finest gardens in the country. Forest trees provide a wonderful backdrop for formal gardens planted to give delight during every season, woodland walks amongst flowering shrubs and a daisy chain of ornamental pools. NB only open to the public on several special days each year - see website for details.

Nesscliffe Counry Park & Kynaston's Cave
Nesscliffe
just off the A5
halfway between Shrewsbury and Oswestry SY4 1DB
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Nesscliffe hill is a sandstone escarpment & is now a country park with various footpaths through the woods. To the north of the hill the ramparts of an old hill fort are present. An old sandstone quarry face forms a spectacular cliff, popular for rock climbing. Cut into the cliff face is a cave reputedly the hideaway of the highwayman Humphrey Kynaston & his horse.

Powis Castle
Welshpool
Powys SY21 8RF
Tel: 01938 551944
Email: powiscastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-powiscastle_garden
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National Trust. World famous terraced garden & medieval castle containing one of the finest collections of paintings in Wales. It was originally built as a fortress by Welsh princes & was later enriched by generations of Herberts & Clives.A beautiful collection of Indian treasures is displayed in the Clive Museum.

Powysland Museum
The Canal Wharf
Welshpool
Powys SY21 7AQ
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Email: powysland.museum@powys.gov.uk
Web: www.powys.gov.uk/index.php?id=2117&L=0
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History and development of life in Montgomeryshire from the earliest prehistoric settlers to the 20th century population.

Welshpool & Llanfair Railway
The Station
Llanfair Caereinion
Welshpool
Powys SY21 0SF
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Email: info@wllr.org.uk
Web: www.wllr.org.uk
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The railway was built in 1902 to link the rural community with Welshpool. Today the steam train journey starts at Welshpool up the steep Golfa bank, through the Banwy Valley, into Llanfair Caereinion. Special event during the year are organized & there are also driving experience courses.



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