Out and About in Shropshire
Places to visit & things to do during your stay at Moreton Hall Farm
There are a huge range of activities and things to do in and around Moreton Hall Farm B&B and self catering, Shropshire. Below are some of the main attractions and places to visit - all are within a 30 minute drive of our B&B and self catering cottages, here in Newport.
- Harper Adams University College, Newport
- Moreton Hall Farm B&B and self catering cottages are ideally based for visiting Harper Adams University College.
- Lilleshall National Sports & Conferencing Centre
- Set in spectacular and secluded surroundings, Lilleshall is one of the UK’s National Sports Centres.
- Weston Park
- Host to Midland Game Fair and Model Air Show, plus the restored 1767 Granary is home to the Granary Grill & Deli. Pop along for lunch or dinner.
- RAF Cosford (Air show and FREE museum)
- Over 70 aircraft of international importance are housed in three Wartime Hangars and within the National Cold War Exhibition.
- Stafford County Showground
- Home to Staffordshire County Show and many other events throughout the year.
- Studio Gallery of Contemporary - Artist Carole Baker at Weston Heath
- Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site
- Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution with ten award-winning museums including Blists Hill Victorian Town and Enginuity, spread along the valley beside the River Severn.
- Boscobel House (English Heritage)
- Boscobel House and its Royal Oak tree became famous as hiding places of King Charles II after defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651.
- Shugborough Estate (ancestral home of Earls of Lichfield)
- A working historic estate with mansion house, servants’ quarters and museum, Georgian farm and mill, walled garden and more.
- Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- With walking to suit all abilities, across heather and hill tops, through meadows and woods.
- Cannock Chase
- Birches Valley Forest Centre is a great starting point for a day out on Cannock Chase. From the midlands best bike trails and woodland walks, to adventure play and Go Ape.
- Attingham Park (National Trust)
- Elegant 18th-century mansion set in an extensive deer park.
- Severn Valley Railway
- A Wonderful Way to Spend a Day - The Severn Valley Railway operates mainly steam-hauled passenger trains between Bridgnorth, Bewdley and Kidderminster, a journey of about 16 miles, along the beautiful Severn Valley.
- At Telford’s heart, surrounded by tall buildings, is the biggest and best shopping centre in all of Shopaholic Shropshire.
- Market towns of Shrewsbury, Newport and Stafford
- Shrewsbury, Shropshire’s county town, lies within a giant loop of the river Severn and is famed for its castle, spires, abbey, parklands and half-timbered medieval houses, many of which remain what they’ve always been: shops.
- Newport is one of Shropshire’s picturesque market towns, located 10 miles from Telford on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border. Explore historical buildings, shops, boutiques, restaurants, traditional pubs and cafes. As well as shops, Stafford has a castle, farm yard, marina, racecourse, forest adventure, stately home, art gallery, monkey forest... the list goes on.
Gardens & Parks
- David Austin Roses, Albrighton
- The National Collection of English Roses is held in the gardens at Albrighton. Over 700 different varieties of roses are planted, covering around 2 acres.
- Attingham Park (National Trust)
- Discover the tranquil space of the Walled Garden – and bring some local produce home with you from their shop.
- Dudmaston Hall (National Trust)
- Nine acres of gardens to explore, including the Rockery Bank and American Garden.
- Hawkstone Park & Follies
- An historic woodland fantasy with cliffs, crags, caves, deep woods and a series of extraordinary monuments built over 200 years ago.
- Hodnet Hall Gardens
- Over 60 acres of brilliantly coloured flowers, magnificent forest trees, sweeping lawns and a chain of ornamental pools.
- Dorothy Clive Garden
- Including a wonderful woodland garden and waterfall, hillside alpine scree and pool, laburnum arch, summer flowering rose walk, vibrant seasonal borders, edible woodland and more.
For a detailed list of attractions and activities in Shropshire click here.