Eating Places :
There is a Public House serving food at the top of the Lane
Or venture into town for a wonderful choice of restauarants, pubs, Tearooms and Coffee Shops.
Whatever you fancy there is a wide choice of cuisines in lovely old settings or smart contempary with fine dining, 'two meals for £10' and lots inbetween.
If you want to eat in, try the wide range of foodstores, the indoor market or specialist shops including South African and Japanese/Asian.
If you want an evening in but don't want to cook - there is a wide variety of Takeaways.
for the Norman Castle, Independant Shops, Tudor Buildings, Markets, Tearooms, Restaurants, Wine Bars, Pubs etc.
Throughout the summer Shrewbury and Shropshirehosts several notable shows and events:
RAF Cosford Air Display 17th June - fabulous 1 day air show.www.cosfordairshow.co.uk
Shropshire Vintage Rally 1st and 2nd June 2013www.midshropshirevintageclub.co.uk
Saturday 15th June 2013www.shrewsburycarnival.co.uk
Burwarton Show Thursday 1st August 2013,
The archetypal village show held in rolling meadows under ancient Oak Treeswww.burwartonshow.co.uk
Shrewsbury Flower Show 9th and 10th August 2013.
The largest horticultural show in the area for over 150 years.www.shrewsburyflowershow.org.uk
County of Shropshire Steam Rally August Bank Holiday
A major event. Feeling nostalgic? a fantastic line up of traction engines, tractors, lorries, cars, motorcycles, Fairground and a massive working field.www.shrewsburysteamrally.co.uk
Shrewsbury Folk Festival 23rd-26th August 2013www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
Shrewsbury Food Festival, inaugral event currently scheduled for 29th-30th June 2013to follow
Shrewsbury is excellent for walking; We have several suggested routes for circular walks of varying length from the door. Otherwise spend a day wandering around the Shuts (ancient passageways) and stroll along the river watching the boats and the wildlife.
The notable Shropshire Hills 'Housemans Country' are 20 minutes by car or rail. Walk or drive over the magnificent Long Mynd. Walk up Carding Mill Valley, or climb up to Caer Caeradoc and the remains of the hillfort. On summer weekends and Bank Holidays many of the walks are linked by a shuttle bus.
Haughmond Hill, has a varety of clearly marked level walking routes around the woodlands, the longer ones take about 1 hour and take you to the summit for superb views across Shrewsbury.
The Wrekin, this is about 20 minutes by car just off M54 junction 7. It is a fairly steep walk but you are rewarded with wonderful views across the whole county.
Travel to Bishops Castle ( 30 minutes by car) and visit the ancient earthworks at Bury Ditches and follow up with a pint in the Three Tuns Brewery.
We've spent many a happy afternoon just wandering the lanes in Shropshire and Mid-wales by car or motorcycle discovering 'Hidden Shropshire'
We have a variety of suggested routes for motoring tours from the door taking you around the area. Alternatively strike out for the welsh coast, the nearest seaside town Barmouth is 70 miles away, it takes about 1 hour and a half through lovely countryside but you will stop off probably more than once.
A major tourist attraction; The worlds 1st Ironbridge, Blists Hill Victorian Town, Tileworks, Coalport China Museum, Enginuity.www.ironbridge.org.uk
Cosford Aerospace Museum
A great choice for a rainy day 30 minutes by car or train and free entry.www.rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford
for walks through glorious parkland/woodland with obelisk and the caves from the 'Chronicles of Narnia'. 30 minutes.Hawkstone Follies website
The following are within a short drive 15-45 minutes :
- Attingham Park - Stately Home with deer park - 15 minutes
- Sunnycroft - untouched Victorian Villa - 20 minutes
- Dudmaston - 17th Century Mansion, Extensive Art Collection - 30 minutes
- Powys Castle - superb setting with wonderful gardens - 30 minutes
- Kinver Edge - Rock Houses - 30 minutes.
- Chirk Castle - Marches fortress with gardens - 40 minutes
- Erddig - timewarp stately home with large gardens - 45 minutes
Shropshire is particularly well blessed with gardens that are open to the public, frequently villages open up to 20 gardens for a weekend. some are open constantly and others on specifc days. These websites may be useful:National Garden Scheme (Yellow Book)
otherwise we normally know whats on for the following week so please feel free to email.
Cinema/evening 10 Screen Cinema 1 mile away, Music Hall Theatre & Cinema Town Centre
Swimming Pool : Quarry Complex 20 minutes walk.
Parkland: Quarry and Dingle (Site of Shrewsbury Flower Show) 15 minutes walk.