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Shropshire Market Towns

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.

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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.

Ludlow, Shropshire

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.

Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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.

For more information about the local area near Church Farm in Shropshire please contact us.

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Shropshire Market Towns

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.