Things to See & Places to Visit

With great walks and bike trails to explore right on our doorstep, you may decide to take it easy, leave your car and cares behind, and discover the local area in a more sedate fashion!

Well worth a visit, especially as they are just a short drive from Morrells Wood Farm, are Shrewsbury, Ironbridge and Much Wenlock. A little bit further away, but equally as interesting are Church Stretton, Bridgnorth, Ludlow and Ellesmere. All are picturesque drives, so you can still relax whilst taking in the surrounding Shropshire countryside!

Coalport Pottery Museum

Be amazed by the treasures that this museum displays, walk inside bottle kilns or see live demonstrations of ceramic making and decorating.

Tel: 01952 433 424

Jackfield Tile Museum

Once the very heart of British tile production, walk amongst the very best examples at a recreated pub, tube station and church to name but a few!

Tel: 01952 433 424

The Iron Bridge and Tollhouse

One of the greatest symbols of the Industrial Revolution, tourists have visited this World Heritage Site to marvel at the amazing structure, whose namesake the small town takes.

Tel: 01952 433 424

Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom

Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom
Set in over 32 acres, Hoo Farm is a family run zoo located on the outskirts of Telford.

Tel: 01952 677 917

British Ironwork Centre

Located on the outskirts of Oswestry, explore the grounds to see the ‘metal’ safari park and the now famous Knife Angel, or visit the artisan showrooms filled with a variety of unique items for your home and garden.

Tel: 0800 6888386

Hawkstone Park Follies

Set in 100 acres of parkland, explore The Follies many caves, towers and bridges, or for those who prefer a more sedate pace, take a stroll on one of the many delightful walks.

Tel: 01948 841 777

RAF Cosford Museum

Housed in wartime hangars, RAF Cosford features a fantastic display of aircrafts, tanks and exhibitions, including one dedicated to the Cold War.

Tel: 01902 376 200

Carding Mill Valley and The Long Mynd

Covering nearly 5000 acres of heather covered hills, discover an abundance of wildlife whist enjoying the stunning views across the Shropshire hills.

Tel: 01694 725 000

Blist Hill Victorian Town

Enjoy a fun day out at this ‘re-created’ Victorian town, where you can buy curious goods from a bygone era, or watch tradesfolk in action in their workshops and factories.

Tel: 01952 433 424

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Discover how iron, and in particular Coalbrookdale iron, changed the course of history!

Tel: 01952 433 424


Ideal for children and adults alike, see how electricity can generate water or build an earthquake proof tower!

Tel: 01952 433 424

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway

Transporting the people of Bridgenorth between High Town and Low Town, take a trip on England’s oldest and steepest inland electric funicular railway.

Tel: 01746 762 052

Shrewsbury Prison

Decommissioned in 2013, this Victorian jail is now open for self-guided and accompanied tours, including night time tours in one of the world’s most haunted prisons!

Tel: 01743 343 100

Severn Valley Railway

Take a fascinating journey on board a heritage steam train, travelling across the Severn Valley railway between Kidderminster and Bewdley.

Tel: 01562 757 900

Sabrina River Severn Boat Trips

Discover Shrewsbury during the day or at night, from a different view and at a sedate pace, as you sail along the River Severn.

Tel: 01743 369 741

What our guests say...

“A wonderful place in a wonderful setting”

With so many places to visit, just by walking out the door, Shepherds Rest is a wonderful place to stay.

Judith and Richard, September 2020

What our guests say...

“The perfect weekend away together”

Such a perfect place for our first weekend away together – we will be back!

Tom and Shanna, August 2020

What our guests say...

“A very special place”

With all the amenities you could wish for, Morrells Wood Farm is a very special place. We would happily stay here again – 5 stars!

Jane and Phil C, July 2020