Places of Interest
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is a medieval town with a thriving market, famed for its annual international food festival and summer arts festival which includes outdoor productions of Shakespeare in its splendid castle. Antique shops, booksellers and art galleries add to the cultural feel of the town.
the ‘Town in the Marches’, is an historic market town in the heart of Herefordshire. Its range of facilities, including small independent shops, cosy cafés, traditional pubs, interesting Folk Museum and antique shops are perfect for whiling away a lazy afternoon.
is an ancient market town with excellent shopping. It is divided into a lower town along the river and the main upper part of town with the principal shops and panoramic views. The two are connected by an electric funicular railway – the steepest inland one in the UK.
enjoys a glorious location in the heart of Shropshire within a loop of the River Severn. It is a historic town with over 600 listed buildings, many of them original black and white timber, in the town centre alone. It was the birthplace of world renowned naturalist Charles Darwin, whose statue stands outside the town library, which was his former school. Shrewsbury is also world famous for its annual flower show and folk festival.
is a picturesque Georgian canal town with a unique and fascinating history which dates back to the completeion of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal in the mid-1700’s. The restored award-winning Canal Basins provide a relaxed and peaceful scene, with riverside meadows, waterside pub, café/restaurant, heritage room and facilities for boat hire.
in its idyllic location nestling beside the River Severn at the edge of the Forest of Wyre has a fascinating past. Once an important inland port and place of thriving local industry, the town boasts many listed buildings and an attractive shopping and riverside area offering a range of pubs, cafés and restaurants.
once a centre for the wool and nail-making industries has a rich architectural heritage which is evident in its Parish Church and a number of half-timbered buildings. Other notable buildings include Grafton Manor, Hagley Hall, and Perry Hall, former home of the poet A. E. Houseman. Another interesting attraction in the town is Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, with over 25 historic buildings and the national collection of telephone kiosks!
is a quintessentially English medieval town, small in size but huge in history! The streets are lined with fine examples of medieval, Georgian and Victorian architecture and it was also the birthplace of Dr William Penny Brookes, the inspiration for the modern Olympic Movement. The dramatic ruins of Wenlock Priory, dating from the 7th century are a short stroll from the town centre.
West Midlands Safari Park
Located in Worcester the Safari Park is home to more than 165 species of exotic animals in their natural habitat. There is also a funfair, food outlets, picnic areas and gift shops.
is known as the ‘home of gingerbread’ – it has been baked in the town for the last 200 years. Spend an afternoon browsing around one of the markets for which the town is famous, or wander through its award-winning gardens such as the Dorothy Clive Gardens or Wollerton Old Hall Garden.