A Candy Shop of Shropshire Itinerary Ideas!
Places to visit on your Shropshire short break
Wondering what to do on a mini-break to Shropshire? Whether you’re visiting with family, friends or enjoying some quiet time, here are some of our favourites for you to explore. With so many things to see and do in this beautiful county, you will be spoiled for choice!
Walking, Rambling and Cycling
Shropshire has an incredible 3500 miles of rights of way and a third of this beautiful county is covered by the Shropshire Hills AONB including the stunning Stiperstones (above)
The ‘Monty’ Montgomery Canal
Fun to explore on foot, bike or boat the 24 mile stretch from Newtown to Frankton Junction takes in 7 aqueducts, 25 locks, 83 bridges & 126 listed sculptures! Stop off at the Museum of Sculptures by one of Britain's principal sculpture artists Andrew Logan, explore the Lime Kilns, hire a canoe or take a canal boat trip at Llanymynech Wharf. Take a look here to find out more.
Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail
This spectacular trail, which runs between the north and south coasts of Wales passes through Shropshire for 28 miles and has some of the best preserved and impressive sections of the Offa’s Dyke monument. Find out more about the 3 walks nearest us.
The Severn Way
The Severn Way, a route along the entire Severn valley also passes through Shropshire, taking in the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge and the award winning market town of Shrewsbury.
For more walks and information on where to park, family friendly routes etc take a look at http://www.shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk/walking/
With lots to do nearby, we've highlighted a few visits that our guests (young and old) have really enjoyed.
RAF Museum Cosford
Take the pilot’s seat in a VR Spitfire, fly with the Red Arrows 4D experience, try the typhoon simulator and discover an incredible collection of aircraft and memorabilia. A really great day out for all ages! Find out more.
Ironbridge Gorge & Blists Hill Victorian Town
A must see, take a trip to World Heritage Site Ironbridge Gorge - birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. There’s so much to explore here including Enginuity, a ‘hands (& feet) on’ science and engineering centre, plus the Coalport, tile and china museums.
You can also experience life 100 years ago at Blists Hill, a recreated Victorian Town with traditional cottages, shops and townsfolk. Enjoy demonstrations and exchange your money for pounds, shillings and pence to buy sweets and treats from the bygone era and try your hand on the old fashioned fairground! Find out more.
Castles & Historic Houses
We’re a little bit spoiled for choice but nearby English Heritage Stokesay Castle is one of the finest and best preserved medieval manor houses and one of the best places in England to visit to experience what medieval life was really like. Meanwhile the National Trust’s Attingham Park (with Deer Park), built for the first Lord Berwick in 1785 tells of a fascinating story of love and neglect. Award winning Shrewsbury, with its castle, Tudor buildings and riverfront cafes and bistros is the icing on the cake!
For more information on great places to visit nearby take a look at our See & Do.
There are so many excursion opportunities from Riverside Cabins. Or maybe you'll choose to stay close to the hot tub and enjoy the peace and quiet of your cabin. Whatever you choose, enjoy your stay and let us know what Shropshire gems you discover on your visit!