Acton Scott Working Farm Museum.
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm Museum demonstrates what life on the land used to be like before mechanisation of farms really took off - as well as helping to preserve traditional crafts and skills.
Battle of Shrewsbury 1403.
The Battle of Shrewsbury, was fought on July 21st, 1403 between an army led by the Lancastrian King, Henry IV and a rebel army led by members of the Percy family from Northumberland. The Battlefield Heritage Park has a viewing mound that has been created on one side of the established battlesite to allow visitors to look over the landscape that formed the battleground in 1403.
A series of walks then guide visitors across the fields towards Battlefield church (St Mary's). As they approach the church, walkers are taken around a series of fish ponds and over medieval farmland, to the church itself.
The Bog Centre is situated in the old school for the Bog mine and for those who want to explore, the staff have lots of ideas and advice. Informative leaflets include a set of four not only guiding visitors through the rugged beauty of the Stiperstones but telling them all about the rich wildlife, flora and fauna to be seen on the heather-clad ridge and its surrounds.
Ironbridge Gorge Museum.
One of Shropshire's top attractions, the Ironbridge Gorge, is known as the Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and has been designated a World Heritage site. A few of the key remnants have been carefully restored to create an extensive series of Victorian/Industrial Revolution themed museums.
Located in Craven Arms, Mickey Miller's Family Playbarn is Shropshire's new all-weather attraction. A MASSIVE indoor play area for the whole family AND Mickey's summer maize maze - with a brand new theme - will be back in 2007. Get ready to play all day or come and get lost in the Shropshire countryside!
Secret Hills – The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.
Secret Hills offers everything from a simulated balloon ride over the county, to hands-on resources and a journey through one of the most important geological areas in the country. You can even learn about earthquakes and come face-to-face with a full sized mammoth.
Places to visit, events and things to do in and around Shrewsbury.
Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is 802 square kilometres of some of the most attractive, eye catching scenery in the country. One of 41 AONBs in England and Wales, the Shropshire Hills are renowned for their varied geology, wealth of wildlife and historical richness.
Snailbeach Lead Mine.
Snailbeach was the biggest lead mine in Shropshire and it is reputed to have yielded the greatest volume of lead per acre of any mine in Europe. Underground mining ceased here in 1955 but it is reputed to date from Roman times and the surface buildings are the most complete set in the district and probably the country.
Stokesay Castle, near Craven Arms, nestles in peaceful South Shropshire countryside near the Welsh Border. It is one of more than a dozen English Heritage properties in the county. Stokesay Castle is not really a castle at all, it is the finest and best preserved 13th century fortified manor house in England dating back to 1281.
Things to do in South Shropshire.
Attractions and things to do in South Shropshire - You'll find no theme parks in South Shropshire, but many golden miles instead. There are cycle routes and bridleways abundant. It's easy to rent bikes or pony trek. There are no traffic jams - other than the cows and sheep on the road - no queues, except outside that wonderful butchers shop in Ludlow, and definitely no road rage, well maybe on hot days when the odd lazy wasp kamikazes on your helmet.
Wroxeter Roman City.
Wroxeter was the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. Much of the site where it stood has escaped subsequent development and so it can provide extensive information about what the city was like.