Local Shropshire Area

During your visit to the Halfway House you may wish to explore a piece of historic England. There are a myriad of places to visit for all ages.

On our doorstep, ancient Bridgnorth offers one of the finest settings in the country with its numerous steps & alleys, a Victorian Cliff Railway, the leaning castle tower (perched at a dizzier angle than Pisa), riverside walks & Britain’s premier steam railway – the Severn Valley Railway.

If museums are your thing then look no further than the Ironbridge Gorge – a whopping 10 family friendly museums all within a small distance from each other.

For the more active traveller, please go to our ‘activity breaks‘ page for more information.

Please contact us for more information.

Places to Visit

Severn Valley Railway
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Severn Valley Railway

Visit website | View map The Severn Valley Railway is a full-size standard-gauge railway line, running regular, mainly steam-hauled, passenger trains between Kidderminster in Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire.
Ironbridge
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Ironbridge

Visit website | View map We are located 10 miles away from Ironbridge, the location of Britain's best-known industrial monument. The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust runs ten museums and 35 historic sites within the Ironbridge Gorge.
Alton Towers
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Alton Towers

Visit website | View map Alton Towers is a theme park and resort located in Staffordshire. The park operates nine roller coasters among other major attractions including Nemesis, Oblivion, Congo River Rapids, Runaway Mine Train, Hex - The Legend of the Towers, Thirteen, and The Smiler.
Attingham Park (National Trust)
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Attingham Park (National Trust)

Visit website | View map The National Trust's Attingham Park is an 18th-century mansion and estate located near the village of Atcham, Shropshire. The mansion is set in an extensive deer park.
Birmingham City
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Birmingham City

Visit website | View map Birmingham is a major city in England’s West Midlands region, with multiple Industrial Revolution-era landmarks that speak to its 18th-century history as a manufacturing powerhouse.
Black Country Living Museum
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Black Country Living Museum

Visit website | View map This award-winning corner of the West Midlands is now one of the finest and largest open-air museums in the United Kingdom. After very humble beginnings, a bright idea and 40 years of inspiration, it has grown into twenty six acres of exciting living history.
Boscobel House (National Trust)
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Boscobel House (National Trust)

Visit website | View map Boscobel House and its Royal Oak tree became famous as hiding places of King Charles II after defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. After Charles’s visit Boscobel remained a working farm.
Cosford RAF Air Museum
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Cosford RAF Air Museum

Visit website | View map The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford offers a fun, entertaining day out for all the entire family. Situated next to an active airfield, this is the only place in the Midlands where you can get close to breathtaking aircraft for free. Over 70 aircraft of international importance are housed in three Wartime Hangars.
Daniel’s Mill
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Daniel’s Mill

Visit website | View map Daniels Mill is a fully working watermill set in the idyllic Shropshire countryside, deep in a wooded valley crossed by the 19th century viaduct carrying the Severn Valley Railway to Bridgnorth. Visitors to this tourist attraction are taken back in time when the mill wheel turns and a steam train from the Severn Valley Railway crosses the viaduct at the same time.
Dudley Zoo
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Dudley Zoo

Visit website | View map Dudley Zoological Gardens is unique… a home to more than 1300 animals, and has nigh on 200 species, including some of the rarest creatures on Planet Earth. The zoo which opened in May 1937, covers an area of approximately 40 acres. This unique site includes two scheduled monuments – an 11th century castle and limestone caverns – and 12 Grade 2 listed Tecton buildings.
Dudmaston Hall (National Trust)
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Dudmaston Hall (National Trust)

Visit website | View map A house of many contrasts. Dudmaston has been na ancient family home for over 875 years with a modern twist. Venture around the traditional rooms from the paneled entrance hall to the sunlit library with stunning views over the garden and Big Pool.
Hoo Farm

Hoo Farm

Visit website | View map Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom is a small family run zoo located on the outskirts of Telford. It offers a fun day out for all the family with a strong message about conservation.
Long Mynd
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Long Mynd

Visit website | View map The Long Mynd is a heath and moorland plateau that forms part of the Shropshire Hills. The high ground lies between the Stiperstones range to the west and the Stretton Hills and Wenlock Edge to the east. The Long Mynd has been home to the Midland Gliding Club since 1934.
Ray’s Farm Country Matters

Ray’s Farm Country Matters

Visit website | View map Rays Farm is a special place to bring the family and enjoy a relaxing day in a little bit of Shropshire’s finest countryside. Alongside the deer and farm animals of Rays Farm, there are also two woodland walks and a collection of over 25 owls
Upton Cressett Hall

Upton Cressett Hall

Visit website | View map Upton Cressett Hall is a Grade 1 Elizabethan brick manor with a spectacular 15th century Great Hall. The house, with its huge twisted 16th century chimneys, stands in 10 acres of moated topiary and rose gardens.