LOCAL  ATTRACTIONS

We simply love Shropshire and think it's a gem of a county with so much to see and do. 

 

We don’t think the big question is what will you do during your stay with us, it is will your stay with us be long enough to achieve all you want to do!

The county has endless opportunities for exploring but if you are looking for a more relaxing break, the local area offers excellent walks (flat and hilly) and very popular cycling routes (mountain and road). Also outstanding country pub dining and many high quality tea rooms and coffee shops.

The Visitors Information Centre is well worth a visit when in Shrewsbury and can be found at The Music Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury, SY1 1LH.

Local, Shrewsbury and County wide, there is a wealth of fun and activities to consider.

 

Here are just a few of our favourites with the mileage from Springfield Barns:

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The Mere at Ellesmere – 8.1 Miles

Enjoy a gentle stroll around The Mere, watch the many water birds that flock here. Then finish off with tea and cake in the historic Boathouse.

British Ironworks Centre –  10 Miles

The centre & sculpture park is a forge, silversmiths and sculpture park with a large shop selling an array of unique products and gifts. The centre is famous for the Knife Angel.

Shrewsbury Castle – 10 Miles

Home to the  Shropshire Regimental Museum.

River Severn - Sabrina Boat Trips –  10 Miles

Sabrina is a triple deck, modern passenger boat offering relaxing boat trips during the day and evening.

 

Shrewsbury Prison -  10 Miles

Shrewsbury Prison is the World’s most interactive prison, that inspires people, educating, engaging and immersing visitors through a journey behind bars.

Shrewsbury Ghost Tours -  10 Miles

Shrewsbury is one of the most haunted towns in England! A spooky guided walk is the ideal way to learn more about its dark underbelly! Available in October and November.

Shopping in Shrewsbury – 10 Miles

Endless amounts of retail shops and quirky independent boutiques on the high-street, in the three shopping centres and down the medieval alleyways known as shuts and passages. Shrewsbury boasts that its independent retailers outnumber branded chains! 

The Quarry and Dingle –  12 Miles

The Quarry is a stunning 29-acre parkland that is encircled by a loop of the river Severn.  It's the perfect place to relax, enjoy walks, picnic or watch the world go by. At the heart of the Quarry lies the Dingle, created by the world renowned gardener Percy Thrower.  It's a beautiful sunken garden landscaped with alpine borders, bedding plants, shrubbery and water features.

 

Theatre Severn – 12 Miles

Shrewsbury's contemporary, riverside theatre with 2 auditoriums staging musicals, dramas and live concerts.

Hawkstone Park Follies – 13 Miles

Set in 100 acres of Parkland, The Follies is a range of dramatic and rugged natural sandstone hills that were developed to include gullies, caves, towers and bridges, becoming one of the most visited landscapes in Britain during the 19th Century.

Black Hawk Laser Games - 13 miles

Offering Laser Tag, Virtual Reality Games and 2 Escape Rooms.

Park Hall The Countryside Experience - 14 miles

A national award winning farm park with lots of animal fun, action and adventure for the kids.

 

Chirk Castle  – 18 Miles

A 700 year old marcher fortress.

 

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct  - 20 miles

This World Heritage Site is a navigable aqueduct that carries the Llangollen Canal across the River Dee in the Vale of Llangollen in North-East Wales. 

BeWILDerwood Cheshire - 21 miles

A huge, award winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure. Treehouses, Wobbly Wires, Slippery Slopes, Crocklebogs, Twiggles and Boggles, storytelling, and marsh walks.

Ironbridge  - 24 Miles

This World Heritage Site is known as the "Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution" with 10 award winning museums.

RAF Museum Cosford - 30 miles

A day trip filled with exhibitions, displays, tours, 4D experiences, simulators and much more.

Walking

There are many beautiful walks in the local area. Flat walks include Gough's WalksColemere, Ellesmere and Alderford Lake. Hilly walks including The LongmyndHaughmond Hill, Rodney's Pillar and Nescliffe Hill.

Cycling

A wealth of possible cycling routes are available for cyclists of all abilities locally and county wide.  We are keen road cyclists ourselves and would happily chat about possible routes and destinations.