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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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

Romans Invade!
Venue: Wroxeter Roman City, Shropshire
Date: Sun 25 and Spring Bank Holiday Mon 26 May 2014

Witness the might of the Roman Army as it invades Wroxeter Roman City! Tremble in the face of the formidable Ermine Street Guard and their fearsome siege machines. Budding young Centurions can hone their skills in a series of drills and games.

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.

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Easter Adventure Quest
Venue: Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, Warwickshire
Date: Good Fri 18 - Easter Mon 21 Apr 2014

Adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Kenilworth Castle. Rise to the challenge and you’ll reap a chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.

Easter Adventure Quest
Venue: Witley Court and Gardens, Worcestershire
Date: Good Fri 18 - Easter Mon 21 Apr 2014

Adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Witley Court. Rise to the challenge and you’ll reap a chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.

St George and the Dragon
Venue: Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, Warwickshire
Date: Sat 26 & Sun 27 Apr 2014

Dragon slayers wanted! Cheer on our hero, St George, as he battles the mighty dragon in a quest to save the fair maiden. With fun and games for all the family, see the legend come to life at Kenilworth Castle.

The Siege of Goodrich Castle
Venue: Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire, Herefordshire
Date: Fri 2 May

Join Historian Julian Humphrys for an exclusive look at siege warfare and an in-depth tour of the castle after hours to discover how the castle fell to the Parliamentarians.

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