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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

Story Time
Venue: Stokesay Castle, Shropshire
Date: Sat 5 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014

Hear tales of the Stokesay Giant, heroic knights and brave princesses within the fairy tale setting of Stokesay Castle.

Family Costume Workshop
Venue: Wroxeter Roman City, Shropshire
Date: Running every Tuesday between 29 July - 26 August

How would you look dressed as a Roman? Find out at our costume workshop.

The Merchant of Venice
Venue: Stokesay Castle, Shropshire
Date: Fri 29 Aug 2014

Professional outdoor touring theatre company Rain or Shine are set to delight family audiences once again this summer with their production of Shakespeare's classic comedy - The Merchant Of Venice.

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

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

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Medieval Weekends
Venue: Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Garden, Warwickshire
Date: Each Saturday and Sunday between 2 - 31 Aug

What was life really like in a Medieval castle? Join us every weekend in August and find out.

Medieval Fun and Games
Venue: Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, Warwickshire
Date: Mon 18 - Fri 22 Aug 2014

How would you have fared 500 years ago? Join the usĀ for a journey back through the ages to medieval times and find out what life would have been like, with hands on activities and games.

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