Places to visit in ShropshireWe are 10 minutes from the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site
Shropshire is one of the least crowded and most peaceful areas of England, now one of the few remaining rural idylls, with over 90 attractions and 22 attractive market towns.
Church Farm is situated in the quiet Shropshire village of Kemberton, yet only 10 minutes away from Ironbridge, and an easy drive to many other Shropshire market towns and visitor attractions. There are plenty of places to visit and things to do nearby.
With so many places to visit it can be a bit daunting to know where to start, so here are a few attractions and market towns near Church Farm Bed & Breakfast to get you started...
We are also happy to recommend other places for you to visit and things to do during your stay at Church Farm in Shropshire. Please contact us.
The Ironbridge Gorge, World Heritage Site
Church Farm distance to Ironbridge: approx. 5 miles/10 minutes
Visit the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution with ten award-winning Museums spread along the valley beside the River Severn - still spanned by the world's first Iron Bridge.
Blists Hill at Ironbridge is a firm favourite, where you can experience life as it was over 100 years ago through the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a recreated Victorian Town.
Other museums at Ironbridge include Enginuity, Coalport China Museum and Jackfield Tile Museum to name a few, so plenty to see and do during your stay at Church Farm.
To get travel advice to Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site and postcodes for the different museums, click here
Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8UP
Church Farm distance to RAF Cosford: approx. 7 miles/15 minutes
This is a free family friendly attraction in Shropshire, just 15 minutes from Church Farm. RAF Museum Cosford has over 70 aircraft of international importance, housed in three Wartime Hangars, and is home to the National Cold War Exhibition. See the world's oldest Spitfire and a Lincoln Bomber, just two of the highlights in the Warplanes Collection.
Severn Valley Railway, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
The Severn Valley Railway (SVR) runs regular steam passenger trains between Kidderminster in Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire, closely following the course of the River Severn for most of the way.
For directions to stations along the Severn Valley Railway, including Bridgnorth and Highley station & The Engine Visitor Centre, please click here.
David Austin Roses, Albrighton, Wolverhampton, WV7 3HB
Church Farm distance to David Austin Roses: approx. 7 miles/15 minutes
This family run garden and plant centre on the Shropshire border is home to the National Collection of English Roses. The large rose garden at David Austin Roses is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Adjacent to the gardens is the Plant Centre, which stocks over 400 different varieties of roses.
Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8LE
Church Farm distance to Weston Park: 9 miles/20 minutes
Weston Park is a stately home with beautiful gardens, architecture and history, not to mention an art gallery and restaurant, The Granary Grill. Events take place throughout the year.
English Heritage Sites in Shropshire
Enjoy a great day out with over 15 English Heritage sites to visit in Shropshire. Take a relaxing stroll around the beautiful moat walk at Stokesay Castle, the finest and best preserved fortified medieval manor house in England. Explore a recreated Roman Town House at Wroxeter Roman City, once the fourth largest city in Roman Britain, and visit the ruins of Wenlock Priory, the birthplace of the Modern Olympic Games in Much Wenlock.
There's also Boscobel House and The Royal Oak, originally a timber-framed farmhouse where the future King Charles II sought refuge in a tree, just 20 minutes from Church Farm. Visitors today can also see the dairy, farmyard, smithy, gardens, and a descendant of The Royal Oak. White Ladies Priory, another of Charles's hiding places, is a short walk away.
National Trust Properties in Shropshire
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 includeDudmaston 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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Shropshire market towns near Church Farm Bed & Breakfast
Here are just a few market towns you can visit during your stay at Church Farm. There are plenty more, including Much Wenlock (birthplace of the Olympic Games) and Craven Arms (home to the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre), all an easy drive from Church Farm.
Shrewsbury, Shropshire's county town
Church Farm B&B distance to Shrewsbury: 19 miles/30 minutes
Explore Shropshire's medieval county town, birthplace of Charles Darwin and home to over 600 listed buildings - many of them independent shops and eateries. Shrewsbury is set within a loop of the River Severn, so you can enjoy a stroll along the river or a cruise aboard Sabrina Boat. Guided walking tours are also available. Visit Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery in the Square and discover a mix of the old, the new and the curious all under one roof, alongside Shrewsbury Visitor Information Centre, Café and Shop.
Church Farm distance to Ludlow: approx. 28 miles/45 minutes
Visit Ludlow and stroll around the grounds of Ludlow Castle, the finest of medieval ruined castles, set in Shropshire countryside.
Ludlow has a well deserved reputation for quality food and drink, with farmers' markets selling local produce to independent butchers, bakers, delicatessens and food shops, including the nearby Ludlow Food Centre. Ludlow also has a Michelin starred restaurant, Mr Underhill's.
Church Farm distance to Bridgnorth: 9 miles/15 minutes
For over 120 years Bridgnorth Cliff Railway has been transporting people up and down the 111ft sandstone cliffs that separate High Town from Low Town in Bridgnorth. It is the steepest inland funicular railway in Britain.
Out in the Shropshire countryside near Bridgnorth there are plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling in the Severn Valley Country Park. A stroll across the valley, via the footbridge, will take you to the Country Park Visitor Centre at Alveley. Highley is also the station for The Engine House Visitor Centre.
Visit Daniels Mill, a picturesque working water mill with a 38ft cast iron waterwheel. Set in a wooded valley crossed by a 19th Century viaduct carrying the Severn Valley Railway to Bridgnorth, visitors are taken back in time when the mill wheel turns and a steam train crosses the viaduct at the same time.
Or if gardens are more your cup of tea, visit Dudmaston Hall in the village of Quatt, near Bridgnorth. This National Trust property mentioned earlier is a late 17th Century mansion with art collection and lakeside garden.
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