Tourist attractions

Many people come to Shropshire simply to lose themselves in the glorious countryside and spend every day out in the hills in the open air. However, the region also offers a variety of tourist attractions which can provide entertainment on a rainy day, fun for children, or give fascinating historical context to local explorations. Ranging from castles to farms, the selection is a good one and many visitor attractions offer the added bonus of good tea rooms.

Highlights include:

Hawkstone Park Follies – Fabulous fantasy landscape park created in the 18th and 19th centuries, home to cliffs, grottoes and (once upon a time) a resident hermit.

Stokesay Castle – Beautiful fortified manor house in the countryside (English Heritage).

Snailbeach Lead Mine – Learn about the lead-mining history of the Stiperstones area and explore underground in hard hat and wellies.