Local Shropshire Area
Stable Cottage is a great base for your Shropshire holiday whatever your interests
It lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) nestling beneath the Brown Clee hill the highest hill in Shropshire at 540meters above sea level.
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre 'A Great Day Out For All The Family'
The perfect place to start exploring the Shropshire Hills. Hear the stories of this varied landscape, its people & places, and its history & heritage.
A visit to the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will inspire you to explore the area and give you loads of ideas for places to visit and things to see & do.
The Secret Hills exhibition will reveal some of the stories hidden in the landscape. You can meet the mammoth and look inside an Iron Age roundhouse. The panoramic hot air balloon film lets you look at this stunning area from a unique perspective. Families should also pick up their free copy of Tusker's Timeline Trail and become landscape detectives themselves.
The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is housed in an extraordinary grass-roofed building designed to echo the hill forts in the surrounding Shropshire countryside. As well as the Secret Hills exhibition there is also a Cafe, Gallery, Visitor Information, Gift shop and free internet access. Take a look at the latest lunch menu.
Hands on family fun is on offer every week day in each of the school holidays, except for Christmas, as part of a programme of led sessions to entertain and engage your children.
Outside the Discovery Centre explore the Onny Meadows, which extend to over 30 acres. Follow paths along the banks of the river Onny, lucky visitors may see heron, kingfisher and wagtails. You'll also find some unique land art in the meadows including a 20 metre long living willow dragonfly and an earthoven. There are several waymarked walks and cycle routes taking visitors out into the countryside, including the Shropshire Way. Alternatively, you could try a day out on a hi-tech treasure hunt through the Shropshire Hills, following one of the Centre's Geocaching trails.
"From Clee to heaven the beacon burns
The shires have seen it plain
From north and south the sign returns
And beacon burns again"
A E HOUSEMAN, A SHROPSHIRE LAD
There are far too many attractions to list them all but including:
- A network of footpaths and quiet country lanes with access to the nearby common which provides 500 acres of OPEN ACCESS LAND on which to roam.
- The Stretton Hills (Ragleth,Lawley and Caradoc)
- The Long Mynd. This National Trust land combines open moor with scenic valleys.
- The Stiperstones.A dramatic outcrop of quartz.
- Wenlock Edge. A limestone escarpment stretching from Much Wenlock to Church Stretton.
- Ludlow. An unspoilt ancient market town of the Marches with over 500 listed buildings,Norman Castle,St Lawrences church(dating back to the 12th century)frequent markets,renowned Michelin restaurants,annual festivals including the food festival,a multi-million pound food centre and racecourse.Golf courses and leisure centre.
- Much Wenlock with its Priory,church,independent shops and pubs and restaurants.
- Ironbridge Gorge,a World Heritage Site and birthplace of industry in Britain.
- Stokesay Castle,regarded as the best surviving example of a fortified manor House in the country.
- The Cathederal city of Hereford (with the Mappa Mundi) or the historic city of Shrewsbury are less than an hours drive away.
A warm welcome awaits you at Upper Heath Farm holiday accommodation in Shropshire.
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