First time visitors are always amazed at just how much there is to see and do in Shropshire! Key attractions nearby include Hodnet Hall Gardens, RAF Cosford, Hawkstone Park Follies / Golf Course and plenty of local fishing. The historic market towns of Oswestry, Whitchurch, Market Drayton, Wem, Shrewsbury, Chester and Nantwich are well worth a visit.
As well as a huge range of activities and events in the area, you can also visit the remains of Roman Cities, Medieval Castles and Ancient Churches.
Nearest National Trust Visitor Attractions
Town Walls Tower - 14.77 miles from site Click here for details
Attingham Park - 15.46 miles from site Click here for details
Parachute Centre 2 miles away
Whether you want to surprise someone with a tandem skydive or a solo sky jump, you'll find such thrills just on our doorstep. Alternatively you can view them falling 10,000 feet from the luxury of your caravan with a beer or glass of wine.
Whitchurch 5 minutes away
Whitchurch, the oldest continually inhabited community in Shropshire, is a bustling market town and certainly not Old Fashioned. A visit to Whitchurch Heritage Centre, view the splendid buildings or Jubilee Park which is the starting point for five long distance walking routes including our own Shropshire Way. This will take you to the Llangollen Canal with a superb flight of staircase locks at Grindley Brook.
Alternatively you could take one of the many town trails. They may be less demanding but are no less interesting. There's a Clock Trail and Children's Town Mouse Trail too. Whitchurch Town Trails have another advantage as they include shops and most of the pubs as well!
Hodnet Hall Gardens 10 minutes away
There have been gardens at Hodnet since the 11th Century when the Heber-Percy family constructed their first house in the parkland. Their serious development began in 1921 by the late Brigadier Heber-Percy. Today, the 60+ acres are renowned as amongst the finest in the country. Forest trees provide a wonderful backdrop for formal gardens planted to give delight during every season as well as woodland walks amongst flowering shrubs and a daisy chain of ornamental pools. The Restaurant serves light lunches and afternoon teas.
Hawkstone Park 10 minutes away
Hawkstone Park Golf Course & Follies is a unique place, created in the 18th Century by Sir Rowland Hill and his family.
Centred around the Red Castle and the awe-inspiring Grotto Hill, it offers visitors hours of delight and excitement with stunning views of the Shropshire countryside and beyond. Hawkstone follies is a historic parkland that covers 100 acres. Intricate pathways, towering cliffs and follies, the hermit in his hermitage and King Arthur addressing his troops in the awesome caves combine to create a magical visit that can last around 3.5 exhilarating hours.
The setting for Hawkstone Park's two 18 hole golf courses and 6-hole Academy course could hardly be better - Hawkstone Park is an English Heritage Grade I landscape and was recently voted one of the top 20 golf holiday destinations in the world.
Market Drayton 14 minutes away
Market Drayton is a traditional Shropshire market town with moden buildings in the town centre mixing with fine examples of 17th century black and white constructions. The town claims to be "home of the gingerbread", which has been produced in the town for over 200 years. There is a Wednesay street market and the Shropshire Union Canal which runs close to the town centre is well worth a stroll along.
Wem 17 minutes away
This little market town has lots to offer - all served with a taste of "Little Old England". There are many speciality shops, from sweet shops, delicatessens and ironmongers!
Nantwich 20 minutes away
The market town of Nantwich dates back to the Roman times and is mentioned the Domesday Book. It is situated on the banks of the River Weaver and is widely known for its half-timbered Tudor buildings and quaint medieval streets. You can even charter your own canal boat!
Shrewsbury 25 minutes away
Shrewsbury the birthplace of Charles Darwin, has been called 'England's finest Tudor town' with good reason, black and white properties are everywhere with over 660 listed buildings all linked by ancient jetties or passageways.
Historic buildings include the castle, now the Shropshire Regimental Museum and Shrewsbury Abbey home of the fictional sleuth Brother Cadfael. The stunning park called the 'Quarry' is well worth a visit. Good shopping and restaurants are a plenty.
Oswestry 30 minutes away
Shropshire meets Wales in this borderland town which is steeped in history, myth and legend. Today the influence of Wales is still felt as you hear a blend of languages and experience the rich history. It's a vibrant and vital market town, the largest in the Borderlands, with more than its fair share of small speciality shops and a thriving street market.
Chester 30 minutes away
Founded by the Romans over 2000 years ago, much of the Roman influence remains with Chester’s city walls being the most complete in Britain. In every corner of the city you are confronted with history, from the Roman amphitheatre to the medieval half-timbered buildings. Famed for its shopping, Chester also offers attractions which will entertain and amuse adults and children of all ages. These include Chester Cathedral, Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway, Chester Zoo and Chester Racecourse which is the oldest racecourse in Britain.
RAF Cosford 35 minutes away
The modern, purpose-built Visitor Centre provides excellent facilities. You will find something for all ages and is ideal when the weather is bad. Things to see and do here include, 'Cold War'; exploring the immense threat posed to world peace and security during this significant period of the 20th century and visit some of the world's most exotic aircraft. Try your hand on the Black Hawk flight simulator or take control in the open Jet Provost cockpit in the test flight area. There are picnic areas and refreshments available with the yearly Cosford Air Show held in mid June.