THINGS TO DO
You will be amazed at just how much there is to do & see in Shropshire!
Here are a few of our favourite attractions you will find in the area and don't forget a lot of the Ironbridge museums are right on the doorstep!
Shropshire Raft Tours - Ironbridge
Travel on a river rafting mini-adventure and enjoy the fantastic views of the Ironbridge Gorge (the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution) and the Severn River. The rafting trips are great for young and old alike looking for a more mild adventure. The trip takes approx 90 minutes. Great fun. http://www.shropshirerafttours.co.uk
Pirate Boat Trips - Ironbridge
Take a trip on the pirate boat, runs every half hour 11-5, depending on river. Great place for some fabulous photos of the Iron Bridge, or watch it sail by from the house.
Bread making courses - Ironbridge
Learn how easy it is to make bread at home and how you can make bread making part of your regular routine.
Day courses include refreshments, homemade cake, a light lunch, a 20+ page recipe booklet and all of your breads to take home.
Evening courses include refreshments, homemade cake and a pizza, a 20+ page recipe booklet and your breads to take home.
Visit their website for more information. http://vegpatchkitchen.co.uk/bread-making-courses-2/courses-at-ironbridge/
Visit the ten Ironbridge Gorge museums. Buy a great valve Annual Passport Ticket which allows unlimited admission for 12 months to all ten museums, - its like coming back again & again for free.
The Iron Bridge & Tollhouse -
Walk on the world's first cast iron bridge and follow the footsteps of millions, who since 1779 have journeyed to see the bridge. Also visit the original Tollhouse and see the secrets behind the Bridge.
Blists Hill Victorian Town -
Travel back over 100 years to a world filled with victorian characters in costume. The 52 acre site is a bustling recreation of a Victorian town, & uses token pounds, shillings & pence for its transactions. See the original historic buildings on the site. Visit the workshops, cottages, shops. Enjoy tasty fish and chips cooked the traditional way & even try a pint in the old pub.
The Museum of The Gorge -
Discover why the Ironbridge Gorge was designated a World Heritage site, with the help of a giant model and a film in this riverside warehouse.
Darby Houses -
Step inside the Darby Houses the former home of the Darby family and experience the everyday life of the Coalbrookdale's Quaker ironmasters. Dress up in period costumes, view the desk Abraham Darby he may have used when planning the Iron Bridge.
Coalbrookdale - Museum of Iron.
Explore the Old Furnace and wander around the mighty Museum of Iron. Discover Ironmasters secrets.
Coalport China Museum -
Coalport once made some of the finest china in the world. See the displays in the factory buildings. Make something of your own at workshops held regularly during school holidays. Tea rooms are nearby.
Jackfield Tile Museum -
Historians, artists and those that love beautiful things will want to come back again and again to see the intricately designed tiles. Stunning galleries and nostalgic room settings are filled with thousands of dazzing tiles. Watch the craftsmen in action.
Broseley Pipeworks -
A time capsule. Be amazed by the hundreds of different designs of clay tobacco pipes on display in the very building where many of them were once made.
The Tar tunnel -
Put on a hard hat and explore this brick - lined tunnel, where you can still see bitumen oozing into pools of tar. After enjoy a cup of tea in the tearoom next door.
Enginuity- Hands on Technology -
Lots of hands-on giant exhibits to experiment with and plenty of space to play, build, test and discover. Have ago at making a 10 ton locomotive move, generate electricity. Gives children the freedom to find out how things work Maws Craft Centre - Jackfield.
Maws Craft Centre - Jackfield.
At Maws Craft Centre in Jackfield not far from Ironbridge you will find around 20 small independently run shops, lots of different crafts. Worth a visit stop for afternoon tea! Open all year.
Wenlock Priory -
The tranquil ruins of Wenlock Priory stand in a picturesque setting on the fringe of beautiful Much Wenlock. Parts of the 13th century church still stand high.
Much Wenlock -
Home of the 'Olypmpain Games'. Birth place of Dr. William Penny Brookes. In 1850 the first ever Wenlock Olympian Games were held, and still annually! Stunning medieval black and white buildings. Refurbished museum worth a visit.
Telford Town Park -
450 acre park ideal for a relaxing family day out. 5 play areas including a trim trail, spiders web climbing frame, rocket slide and toddlers sand pit area.
Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford -
Over 70 aircraft on display. Cold War Exhibition. Flight simulator. Learn to fly. Great day out and it's Free!
Sunnycroft House -
A Edwardian time capsule, with original contents and features, transports you back to the pre-First World War 'Country house lifestyle'. A glorious garden & mini estate. It's a great day out.
Bridgnorth Castle Hill Railway -
Open all year round, linking Castle Walk, High Town with the Riverside, Low Town. the oldest and steepest inland funicular in the country with one of the finest views in Shropshire.
Severn Valley Railway -
Hertiage stream trains dating back to 1912 to the 1960's. The Engine House Centre is just a walk from Highley Station. Whether it's the breathtaking scenery, charming towns and villages or friendly people, a trip on the Severn Valley Railway is one you'll never forget.
The Wrekin -
Shropshire's best know landmark. 1335 feet tall. From the top you can see fifteen counties. Great for walking.
Cardingmill Valley in Church Stretton -
Expanse of heather-covered hills with abundant wildlife and walking, cycling and horse riding paths. Lovely day out.
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm-
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm near Church Stretton, demonstrates life on a Shropshire upland farm at the turn of the last century. The farm has featured on BBC TV's 'Victorian Farm' and more recently used as the setting for Monty Don’s Real Craft series on More Four.
Step into the finest and best-preserved fortified medieval manor house in England. Discover the great hall, unchanged for over 700 years.
Ludlow Castle & Parish Church of St. Lawrence-
It is one of the most interesting castles in the Marches, in a dominant and imposing position high above the river Teme. It features examples of architecture from the Norman, Medieval and Tudor periods. The building of the castle led to the development of Ludlow itself, at first grouped around the castle; the impressive ruins of the castle occupy the oldest part of Ludlow.
Hawkstone Park Follies-
The Follies is an historic woodland fantasy with cliffs, crags, caves, deep woods and a series of extraordinary monuments built over 200 years.
Wroxeter Roman City-
Once the fourth largest city in Roman Britain, visitors to Wroxeter today can take a tour around the fascinating ruins, and explore the new Roman Town House, constructed as part of Channel 4’s ‘Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day’.