Things to do in the Shropshire area
We are 10 minutes from the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site
As well as all the places you could visit in Shropshire during your stay at Church Farm, there's a lot more to do besides. We have made a few suggestions below so you can start to plan how much, or indeed how little, you want to do when you're here.
Things to do during your stay at Church Farm B&B...
Head to Shrewsbury, Shropshire's county town. As well as being famed for its black and white medieval buildings, castle, spires, abbey and parklands, it's also renowned for its independent shops. Navigating the Shuts, Passageways and cobbled streets can almost be as much fun as the shopping!
There's also Ironbridge, just a short drive from Church Farm. Individual shops and galleries (not to mention tea rooms, pubs and quality restaurants) can all be found along the banks of the river.
There are plenty of market towns in Shropshire to tempt you and even our 'Malls' offer a different experience - Shrewsbury's Parade Shopping Centre has 30 independent shops and not a high street name in sight.
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Shropshire Food and Drink
Church Farm Bed and Breakfast is only a 3 minute walk to Kemberton's village pub.
Church Farm is also a 5-10 minute drive from several other good local pubs and restaurants in Shropshire including The Woodbridge Inn, situated on the banks of the River Severn, just a mile downstream from Ironbridge.
Shropshire is renowned for its local food and the quality of our pubs, inns and restaurants. Take your pick, dining in Ironbridge, Shrewsbury, or Ludlow, to name a few. The county also has more than its fair share of food shops and local independent butchers, bakers, delis and food markets. Perhaps it's no wonder when you notice just how many fields and open spaces there are in Shropshire for growing and grazing local produce.
You could also time your stay with one of Shropshire's many food and drink festivals, from Shrewsbury Food Festival in June to Ludlow Food Festival in September - and there's plenty more in between.
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Walks in Shropshire - get some mud on your boots
There are walks from Church Farm on a good network of local footpaths - we are happy to plan routes for guests on request. Indeed there are plenty of walks to choose from throughout Shropshire - some easy, short or circular routes, some more demanding, some through woods and forests, some by streams and rivers, some along country lanes, some with pubs en-route! Shropshire is also home to The Shropshire Way and Offa's Dyke National Trail for those who really want to stretch their legs.
We suggest you also visit www.shropshirewalking.co.uk for footpaths and walking routes in the Shropshire countryside. In particular you will find Shifnal and Kemberton Mill Walk, which passes the site of the former Kemberton mill and forge.
Cycling in Shropshire - treat your bike
Shropshire has routes in towns and countryside, circular routes, family friendly rides, long-distance cycle touring routes, and mountain bike routes too. See www.shropshirecycling.co.uk for down-hills, up-hills, woodlands and plains and some astounding Shropshire scenery where you can really show your bike just how much you love it.
Shropshire Golf - over 30 golf courses to choose from
Enjoy a game of golf during your stay at Church Farm B&B in Shropshire
Sandy Lyle and Ian Woosnam both hail from here and honed their skills on Shropshire's golf courses.www.shropshiregolf.com has more information about golf courses in Shropshire, including Hawkstone Park Golf Club (visit the Historic Follies at the same time), and Telford Hotel and Golf Resort, with panoramic views over the Ironbridge Gorge.
Horse riding in Shropshire
Shropshire has over 600 miles of byways and bridleways, crisscrossing their way through the countryside. If you want to find out about the best places to walk, trot or canter see www.visitshropshireriding.co.uk. In the south we have the horse-friendly peaks of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; in the north, a varied lowland of canals, rivers, meres and mosses giving way to the ancient hills of the Shropshire-Wales border.
Fishing in Shropshire
For the angler Shropshire has fast flowing rivers like the Severn, Teme, Tern and Perry, as well as the Shropshire Union and Montgomery Canals. There are more than 10 still-water fisheries too.
If being active isn't really your thing, Shropshire is perfect for some well needed rest and relaxation, for general sightseeing, strolls in the countryside, visiting our heritage sites, ambling around our market towns. You don't actually need to 'do' much at all!
Simply take a look at our places to visit page, if you haven't already, for some added inspiration about ways to spend your time whilst at Church Farm in Shropshire. If you would like any more information or recommendations, please do not hesitate to contact us.