Attingham Park on the outskirts of Shrewsbury is one of the National Trust’s most popular sites. Built for the 1st Lord Berwick in 1785, Attingham Park is a mansion full of opulent furnishings and intriguing art in the form of the House of Beasts exhibition. You can also walk through the woodlands and deer park to see what wildlife you can spot.
Sunnycroft (15 minutes from Church Farm) tucked away on the edge of Wellington is a rare suburban villa and mini-estate. The 5 acres of garden is complete with glass houses, conservatory, kennels, pigsties and stables and is perfect for a wander or a game of croquet. There’s also an Edwardian tea-room.
National Trust attractions in Shropshire also include Dudmaston Estate near Bridgnorth, with a mix of modern art in a classic setting, surrounded by parkland; Benthall Hall house and gardens in Broseley (15 minutes from Church Farm); and Carding Mill Valley in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are paths for walking, cycling and horse riding or you can drive to the top of the hill to take in the views. In Carding Mill Valley there are excellent visitor facilities including a tea-room, shop and car park; here you can play in the stream, relax with a picnic or head up the hill for an adventure.
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