A view of the bridge over the River Severn at Ironbridge, Shropshire, UK

Visit Shropshire

With your hotel accommodation set just one mile from the modern market town of Whitchurch and its wealth of independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants to complement its reputation as the home of Cheshire cheese, you’ll find plenty to put on your itinerary list when visiting this rural haven close to the Welsh border.

Whether you’re looking for cosy boltholes as part of a romantic getaway or fun-filled, family-friendly activities, then a staycation in Shropshire includes all this and more as it proudly showcases its enticing local and historical influence.

Ancient Wonder

Travel back in time when visiting the county town of Shrewsbury and Wroxeter Roman City, as you discover how the Romans lived some 2,000 years ago in what was the fourth largest city in Roman Britain.

Journey through the remnants of a metropolis that once sprawled to nearly the size of Pompeii, with the opportunity to observe the former bathhouse and reconstructed town house while listening to the audio tour describing the daily lives of its populous.

Dog-friendly and with baby changing facilities on-site, why not bring the whole family along for a day trip to remember.

Quarry park and Saint Chad's church, Shrewsbury, England

Alderford Lake

Swap the ancient world for fun on the water in Whitchurch and nearby Alderford Lake, where you’ll find a stunning aquapark, paddleboard hire and a unique take on the escape room phenomenon with ‘Escape on the Lake’ - the latter of which includes a voyage across the lake to uncover its mysteries.

While the lake is ideal when seeking exhilarating summer activity, you’ll also find a packed events calendar during the winter months leading up to the festive season. Our younger guests will relish the chance to experience Lights in the Woods and Santa Island Experience, while the whole family can grab your skates on the available ice rink.

Alderford Lake near Whitchurch, Shropshire

Step into Nature

The picturesque Shropshire region is home to an abundance of wildlife among its rolling greenery and country parks. Distinctly unspoilt in its biodiverse surroundings, you’ll find everything from birds and insects to small creatures moving through its cloaked woodland, farmland and expansive moors.

Keen birdwatches and admirers of plant life and foliage will find the region an idyllic spot for appreciating the natural world, with a variety of attractions and animal farms ensuring you can feel completely immersed in its ecological wonder.  

Add Hawkstone Park Follies set just outside Shrewsbury to your bucket list during your stay at our hotel and take in 18th century ruins set within grasslands, explorative cave and a variety of vantage points rewarding you with splendid views of the countryside.

Hawkstone Park follies

Arts & Culture

The breathtaking landscapes and green open spaces of the county see Shropshire as a natural home for a vibrant arts and culture scene where live music, touring dramatic acts, comedy, musicals and plays for our younger guests can all be absorbed throughout much of the year.

Alongside two independent cinemas, art galleries and museums including Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery set in an aesthetically pleasing, grand Georgian building, you’ll find big name events including Camp Bestival and Shrewsbury Folk Festival - one of the leading gatherings of folk acts in the UK.

English Bridge over the River Severn in Shrewsbury, England, UK

Food & Drink

Lovers of beer, cheese and artisan markets will be in their element when visiting our hotel in the heart of Shropshire.

This is an area that places much emphasis on its local produce, which is why you’ll find numerous real ale pubs serving locally brewed ales alongside craft and guest beers, with warming fireplaces and original period features setting the scene for an authentic rural experience.

While you’ll also want to fit in a trip to The Market Hall in Shrewsbury – often described as the ‘gem in Shrewsbury’s crown’ – where you’ll find an artisan gin bar plus delicatessen counters with cheeses, charcuteries and homemade meats.    

Different types of mature cheese on sale in the local market stall.