Days Out in Shropshire

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A Roman town house, tranquil priory ruins and beautiful countryside: a day out in Shropshire this season offers plenty for all the family to explore. Choose from one of the county's many walking routes and trails to discover a moated medieval manor house, impressive Roman ruins and even a famous oak tree!

We have now switched to our winter opening hours, meaning that while many properties are open at weekends and are running events for all, there may be restricted access during the week. Please check opening times before travelling.

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Places to visit in Shropshire

Enjoy a great family day out with over 15 sites to visit in Shropshire:

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Places to visit : Shropshire

Boscobel House and The Royal Oak
Boscobel House and The Royal Oak

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. Visitors can also see the dairy, farmyard, smithy and gardens.

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Buildwas Abbey
Buildwas Abbey

The impressive ruins of this Cistercian abbey have an idyllic setting near the River Severn. Unaltered 12th century church, beautiful vaulted and tile-floored chapter house and re-opened crypt chapel.

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Haughmond Abbey
Haughmond Abbey

Extensive remains of Augustinian abbey, including abbots' quarters, refectory & cloister. Chapter house frontage with 12th & 14th century carving & statuary, timber roof c.1500. Displays, picnic area.

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Stokesay Castle
Stokesay Castle

Stokesay Castle is quite simply the finest and best preserved fortified medieval manor house in England.

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Wenlock Priory
Wenlock Priory

Tranquil ruins in lovely setting. Re-founded by the Normans as a priory. Unusual washing fountain with 12th century carvings, extravagantly decorated chapter house, topiary-filled cloister garden.

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Wroxeter Roman City
Wroxeter Roman City

Wroxeter (or 'Viroconium' ) was the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. It began as a legionary fortress and later developed into a thriving civilian city.

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Events : Shropshire

Spooky Story Time
Venue: Stokesay Castle, Shropshire
Date: Sat 1 - Sun 2 Nov

Steady your nerves and scare yourself silly as story time goes ghostly.

Spooky Story Time
Venue: Stokesay Castle, Shropshire
Date: Sat 25 - Sun 26 Oct

Steady your nerves and scare yourself silly as story time goes ghostly.

Half Term Fun
Venue: Wroxeter Roman City, Shropshire
Date: Tue 28 Oct - Sun 2 Nov

Join us this half term for hands-on fun and activities.

Boscobel - The House that Saved Christmas
Venue: Boscobel House & The Royal Oak, Shropshire
Date: Tue 2 Dec

Take a guided tour and hear stories from Christmases past come to life with our dedicated on site staff. You will also make a traditional Christmas decoration to take home.

Knights & Princesses Academy
Venue: Stokesay Castle, Shropshire
Date: Tue 17 - Wed 18 Feb

Join our academy for budding knights and princesses with hands-on fun and activities.

Roman Cookery Workshop
Venue: Wroxeter Roman City, Shropshire
Date: Wed 25 Feb 2015

Get hands-on with our exclusive Roman cookery workshop. Find out more about authentic cooking techniques, ingredients and recipes of the times and help to create your own Roman dishes!

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