Local Heritage

Shrewsbury and the surrounding areas have an abundance of heritage and notable places of interest, including the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge.

Shropshire is also home to a significant amount of stately homes, many of whom are run by The National Trust, and Shrewsbury itself even has its very own castle!

Wroxeter Roman City

2000 years ago, Viriconium (Wroxeter) was the fourth largest city in Roman Britain, and almost as large as Pompeii!


Tel: 01743 708162

Attingham Park

With acres of parkland, miles of walks and a huge organic walled garden, be sure to visit the 18th century Berwick mansion and estate.


Tel: 01743 708123


Tucked away on the edge of Wellington town, Sunnycroft is a rare example of a suburban villa and mini-estate, furnished with original wallpapers, Maw’s tiles and fabulous fireplaces.


Tel: 01952 242884

Morville Hall

Originally an Elizabethan home, Morville Hall was extensively increased around 1750, giving it the appearance of a Georgian stately home.


Tel: 01746 780866

Buildwas Abbey

A great example of a Cistercian abbey, including a 12th century church, beautiful vaulted chapter house and crypt chapel, all surprisingly unaltered.


Tel: 0370 333 1181

Wightwick Manor and Gardens

As well as paying homage to an array of original William Morris wallpapers, Wightwick Manor was remarkably bequeathed to the National Trust when it was just 50 years old, back in 1937 by Geoffrey Mander, a local paint manufacturer and Liberal MP.


Tel: 01902 761400

Llanrhaeadr Waterfall

Standing 80m high, Pistyll Rhaeadr is Britain’s tallest single drop waterfall, idyllically located in the Berwyn mountains between Oswestry and Shrewsbury.


Tel: 01691 780 392

Chirk Castle

The construction of Chirk Castle began around 1295 during the reign of Edward I, its imposing silhouette was designed to create a statement of intent to subdue the last Prince of Wales.


Tel: 01691 777 701

Shrewsbury Castle

Shrewsbury Castle is home to a large collection of pictures, uniforms, medals, weapons and other equipment from the Shropshire Regimental Museum.


Tel: 01743 358516

Town Wall Tower at the Attingham Estate

This is the last remaining 14th century watchtower, which sits on what was once the medieval defence walls of Shrewsbury.


Tel: 01743 708162

Benthall Hall

Situated above the gorge of the River Severn, Benthall Hall was built in 1535 and features a stunning interior with carved oak staircases, oak panelling and decorated plaster ceilings. In 2019, it was used as a location for the Netflix film Enola Holmes.


Tel: 01952 882159


A much loved home for over 875 years, Dudmaston features sweeping gardens, enchanted wooded parklands and a house with a surprise!


Tel: 01746 780866

Haughmond Abbey

A former Augustinian abbey, these extensive remains include the abbots’ quarters, the refectory and the cloister.


Tel: 0370 333 1181

Wenlock Priory

This Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded in about 680 by King Merewalh of Mercia. It then became a site for pilgrims as his daughter’s remains, who had been hailed a saint, were discovered.


Tel: 0370 333 1181

Powis Castle

Built around 1200 as a medieval fortress, Powis Castle sits high on a rock above its world famous gardens, which have retained original lead statues and an orangery. Inside, one of the most significant collections of Indian objects is displayed in the Clive museum.


Tel: 01938 551 944

Pontcycyllte Aqueduct

‘Bridging’ the gap between England and Wales, travel by canal barge or on foot over the Pontcycyllte World Heritage Site aqueduct.


Tel: 01978 822 912

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