Attractions

Acton Scott Farm Walk

This is a walk through farmland with beautiful views of the South Shropshire countryside.

It is suitable for walkers of all ages and abilities but some of the surfaces are uneven in places. In Summer, strong shoes are suitable but during Seasons when the fields are wet, waterproof footwear is necessary.

The walk is about 1.5 miles and will take at least half an hour to complete. Allow one hour if you would like to stop for views or pause for photographs.

Take a look at our page detailing the wonderful walk we have around Acton Scott Farm, click on link on bottom right of the home page.

Acton 

Scott Farm Walk
 

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm Museum

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm Museum

Right next door to Acton Scott Farm is Acton Scott Historic Working Farm it is a living museum. see.actonscottmuseum.com for opening times

Visitors take part in various workshops and the farm has a programme taking in all aspects of a home farm throughout the year in the early 20th century.

Daily activities on site include herding geese, ducks, turkeys, shorthorn and longhorn cattle, hand-milking the cows, making butter (twice a day in the dairy), and baking in the bailiff's cottage. There is also cider making, bodging, wheel and cart making, calving, rearing pigs, whip-lathe (pole lathe) wood-turning, and brick making.

 

Fine and Decorative Box Making Courses

Fine and decorative box making and woodcraft courses, one to one and weekend courses in a friendly and informal environment for learning some of the techniques that Andy Crawford uses to produce his boxes, among like-minded enthusiats.
Andy Crawford is a fine box and instrument case maker , provideing woodworking courses and classes in wood craft.
Click on links at bottom of this page

 

Historic Market Town of Ludlow

Ludlow is a market town in Shropshire, England close to the Wales-England border and in the Welsh Marches. Ludlow has nearly 500 listed buildings. They include some fine examples of medieval and Tudor-style half-timbered buildings including the Feathers Hotel.

Ludlow holds a reputation for good locally sourced food and has a Michelin starred establishment, and eight AA Rosette starred restaurants. The town also hosts the prestigious annual Ludlow food festival.

The town is also home to an arts and cinema centre - The Ludlow Assembly Rooms - that hosts live music, theatre, stand up comedy and talks.

Historic Market Town of 

Ludlow
 

Ironbridge World Heritage Site

Ironbridge World Heritage 

Site

A World Heritage Site where iron was first smelted and the first iron bridge, 1779, built by Abraham Darby. Many restored industrial buildings in the area include: the Coalport China Factory, which is now a museum; the Tar Tunnel; the Jackfield Tile Museum, once one of the largest tile manufactories in the world; Abraham Darby's original blast furnace at the Museum of Iron; Rosehill and Dale House, which once were homes of Ironmasters; and Blists Hill Victorian Town, a series of old buildings brought from other sites.
See link below

 

Long Mynd

An extensive area of historic upland heath, with stunning views across the Shropshire and Cheshire plains and the Black Mountains see seven counties from the top.

The Long Mynd is a part of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the geology dates back to Precambrian times.

Long Mynd
 

Severn Valley Railway

Severn 

Valley Railway

Experience an exciting journey on the famous Severn Valley Railway. A great day out for all the family.
The Severn Valley Railway is a heritage railway in Shropshire and Worcestershire, England. The railway is one of the most popular heritage railways in the country. It hosts numerous special events throughout the year, including both steam and diesel galas.
See link below for timetables etc.

 

Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury is a historic market town with the town centre having a largely unaltered medieval street plan. The town features over 660 historic listed buildings, including several examples of timber framing from the 15th century and 16th century. Shrewsbury Castle, a red sandstone castle fortification, and Shrewsbury Abbey, a former Benedictine monastery, were founded in 1074 and 1083 respectively, by the Norman Earl of Shrewsbury, Roger de Montgomery.

The town hosts one of the oldest and largest horticultural events in the country, Shrewsbury Flower Show, and is known for its floral displays, having won various awards since the turn of the 21st century, including Britain in Bloom in 2006.

Shrewsbury has a theatre, a number of shopping centres, large cinema, restaurants, pubs and a market. Definitely worth a visit.

Shrewsbury
 

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre offers a range of activities, past-times and opportunities to everyone and anyone.

The brand-new Secret Hills exhibition which opened in May 2008 tells some of the stories of the Shropshire Hills and features a new and improved film panorama of the Shropshire Hills, made during numerous balloon flights over the area. Great for families, educational visits or groups.

 

Stokesay Castle

Stokesay Castle is the finest and best-preserved 13th-century fortified manor house in England dating back to the 12th century. It is currently in the hands of English Heritage and is a Grade I listed building.

Stokesay Castle
 

The South Shropshire Farm Holiday Group

The 

South Shropshire Farm Holiday Group

Acton Scott Farm is a member of South Shropshire Farm Holiday Group If we are unable to accomodate you when you require ,the group has details of other similar properties who my be able to help you please quote Acton Scott Farm,Whatever your country holiday needs they have a rural retreat to meet them; whether you're looking for a cosy luxury cottage with open fires, a traditional Farmhouse Breakfast served by the farmer herself, a B&B for garden lovers or maybe just a bit of luxury and pampering in perfect surroundings.

 

The Acton Scott Estate

Tucked away in the South Shropshire Hills, in an Area of

Outstanding Natural Beauty, is the historic and privately owned country

estate of Acton Scott.see www.actonscott.com

 

The Green Dragon Inn

Tap House and Eatery at Little Stretton
tel 01694 722925
www.greendragonlittlestretton.co.uk

 

The Shropshire Hills Shuttle Bus

Leave the car and see the

beautiful shropshire hills by bus on summer weekends and bank holidays see www.shropshirehillsshuttles.co.uk

only, when you get to the top, you can leave the bus, go for a walk, have

a meal and catch another one later on or just ride all the way

round.

 

Under 10 Miles - Attractions & Activities

We have several attractions and activities all under a 10 mile radius, which include:

Adventure Playground, Bird Watching, Cycle Hire, Farm Food Shops, Farm Tours, Gift Shops, Golf, Hang Gliding, Pony or Donkey Rides, Machinery Museums, Nature Trails, Pick Your Own Fruits & Vegetables, Picnic Areas, Indoor Swimming Pool, Horse Riding, River Walk Trails, Singing and Dancing Evenings, Speciality Food, Hard Tennis Court, Walking.

Demonstrations Nearby Include: Cheese Making, Milking, Sheep Shearing.