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Shropshire is a beautiful county for walking. With routes to suit all tastes and abilities, there really is something for everyone. There are a number of walks which you can start from Grove Farm House, taking in the local villages, and Lyth Hill, a scenic spot with great views. Instructions for these walks can be viewed here, or borrowed from Grove Farm House. Another good source of Shropshire Walks can be found here: www.shropshirewalking.co.uk.
If you are more of a cyclist, then we do have a lockable garage to keep bikes secure overnight.
Just 10 minutes away, this National Trust property is an elegant 18th Century mansion with Regency interiors and extensive grounds and deer park. Many events are held at Attingham Park throughout the year, including open-air performances and concerts.
A beautiful area of upland heath, owned and maintained by the National Trust, and providing excellent access to the Long Mynd – superb walking country. www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Only 6 miles from Grove Farm House, Shrewsbury is an attraction in itself with many things to do and see. The historic town includes Shrewsbury Castle, the 900 year old Abbey and many other historic buildings and churches. Walk along the River Severn through the Quarry Park and admire the floral displays in the ‘Dingle’. Shopping is a must in the town with many specialist boutiques rather than the usual chain stores and there are many cafes, bars and restaurants to choose from.
The world's first iron bridge spans the River Severn in the town of Ironbridge and is the birth place of the industrial revolution, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are nine award winning museums and sites that tell this momentous story.
Ludlow, Much Wenlock and Church Stretton all have their own individuality, and are all great places to while away an afternoon. With fantastic places to eat and shop they are all well worth a visit, with tea shops, antique centres and in Ludlow even a Michelin starred restaurant!
The SVR is a full-size standard-gauge railway line running regular steam-hauled passenger trains between Bridgnorth, to Kidderminster in Worcestershire a distance of 16 miles. The journey is full of interest, for the route follows closely the meandering course of the River Severn for most of the way on its journey between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth. One highlight of the trip is the crossing of the River Severn by means of the Victoria Bridge - a massive 200-foot single span, high above the water which features in the film 'The Thirty-nine Steps'. For further information, see www.svr.co.uk and www.bridgnorthstation.co.uk.
If you would like the chance to relax and unwind during your stay here at Grove Farm House, then Total Look Beauty Salon, near Shrewsbury, is the perfect place for you. Set in beautiful rural surroundings, Total Look offers a range of beauty treatments, from Elemis facials and body therapy, to spray tans and treatments for your hands and feet. Contact Jo at Total Look on 01743 741327 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.