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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.

Archaeology Weekend
Venue: Wroxeter Roman City, Shropshire
Date: Sat 26 & Sun 27 Jul 2014

Join our experts to learn about and explore artefacts from Wroxeter.

Knights and Princesses Academy
Venue: Stokesay Castle, Shropshire
Date: Tue 29 & Wed 30 Jul 2014

Join our academy for budding knights and princesses, with hands on medieval fun. Transform yourself into a courtly Lord or Lady with tips on everything from curtsies to combat.

Siege Challenge for Kids
Venue: Stokesay Castle, Shropshire
Date: Tue 05 & Wed 06 Aug 2014

Stokesay is under siege, and it's your job to defend it! Find out how by listening to tales of the Civil War, then put your learnt skills to the test in drill and battles - it's a fun-filled challenge for all junior warriors!

Fighting Knights
Venue: Stokesay Castle, Shropshire
Date: Sat 09 & Sun 10 Aug 2014

Journey back to medieval times with fighting knights and legends of old. Watch brave knights do battle and get a flavour of their life as you try on armour and hone your combat skills.

Heroes and Villains
Venue: Stokesay Castle, Shropshire
Date: Tue 12 & Wed 13 Aug 2014

Could you be a fearsome outlaw? Your training starts here! Take up your bow and arrow, be amazed at the myths and legends surrounding our favourite rogues and plan your own ambush.

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