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Days Out in Shropshire

Stokesay Castle, Shropshire

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 summer opening hours, meaning that there is even more time for you to enjoy our properties and events on your visit. Please check opening times before you travel.

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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

Art Workshop
Venue: Stokesay Castle, Shropshire
Date: Fri 26 Sept

Join expert water-colourist Robin Holder at our exclusive Art Workshop.

Photowalk and Workshop
Venue: Stokesay Castle, Shropshire
Date: Fri 10 Oct 2014

Join expert photographer Nick Meers on our exclusive photography walk. In the beautiful setting of Stokesay Castle you will learn about different techniques and composition under professional tuition.

Photo Walk & Workshop
Venue: Stokesay Castle, Shropshire
Date: Fri 10 October

Join expert photographer Nick Meers on our exclusive photography walk.

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!

Make a Mosaic
Venue: Wroxeter Roman City, Shropshire
Date: Thu 26 Feb 2015

Join our expert for an exclusive workshop exploring the mosaic techniques used at Wroxeter Roman City. Learn more about the colours and materials used and have a go at creating your own Roman artwork.

Roman Cookery Workshop
Venue: Wroxeter Roman City, Shropshire
Date: Wed 18 Mar 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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