Can we suggest a day out visiting a quintessential English village with castle, moat and pantomime legend and a lakeland town surrounded by meres and mosses that were formed during the ice age?
Whittington Castle is quite unique – it is owned by the people of Whittington village (though if Dick Whittington and his cat were locals is open to discussion). Nowadays, the castle is a popular place that hosts living history events through the year. Come along to meet the re-enactors that make the ramparts ring with the sound of battles.
The Shropshire Union Canal winds around the meres and the pretty town of Ellesmere, giving visitors lots of places to amble along enjoying the peaceful scenery and looking out for the wildlife and herons that are often seen here.
A little further discover the quaint North Shropshire town of Wem – home of the most fragrant festival of sweet peas every July.
Your visit to this piece of Shropshire must include Park Hall Countryside Experience. This all weather, award winning family attraction offers everything from the chance to milk a cow to the daily pig racing, or for history enthusiasts spend time in the Welsh Guards Museum and the newly dug trenches that bring to life how First World War soldiers would have lived during the 1914 -18 war.
Places to go, things to see and what’s on:
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