Sightseeing Guidebook

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Sightseeing Guidebook

Local Attractions

Built in in 1138 Whittington Castle ruins can be found only 15 minutes up the road. You can walk the ruins, visit the on site cafe & feed the ducks on the moat. White Lion pub is next door which serves good ales & food. Visiting the Castle is free admission.
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Whittington Castle
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Built in in 1138 Whittington Castle ruins can be found only 15 minutes up the road. You can walk the ruins, visit the on site cafe & feed the ducks on the moat. White Lion pub is next door which serves good ales & food. Visiting the Castle is free admission.
A great day out can be had at Chirk Castle. You can walk around the castle which is packed with history and walk the beautiful gardens. A great day out for all with lots of events held throughout the year.
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National Trust - Chirk Castle
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A great day out can be had at Chirk Castle. You can walk around the castle which is packed with history and walk the beautiful gardens. A great day out for all with lots of events held throughout the year.
Only 2 minutes up the road or a 10 minute walk from the front door. Great dog walking spot with amazing views overlooking the welsh hills.
Ifton Meadows
Only 2 minutes up the road or a 10 minute walk from the front door. Great dog walking spot with amazing views overlooking the welsh hills.
Erddig Hall is a great place to go and spend the day. Fantastic Hall & Gardens to explore. Very educational and part of the National Trust. Occasional events held.
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National Trust - Erddig
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Erddig Hall is a great place to go and spend the day. Fantastic Hall & Gardens to explore. Very educational and part of the National Trust. Occasional events held.
The montgomery canal is a 33 mile nature reserve. A picturesque canal that is a must for all walking & wildlife enthusiasts.
Montgomery Canal
The montgomery canal is a 33 mile nature reserve. A picturesque canal that is a must for all walking & wildlife enthusiasts.
Plas Madoc Leisure Centre is only 15 minutes up the road from the annex. A great place for a family swim with slides & wave machine!!
Plas Madoc Leisure Centre
Plas Madoc Leisure Centre is only 15 minutes up the road from the annex. A great place for a family swim with slides & wave machine!!
Ironbridge gorge is a lovely town sat on the outskirts of Telford. A great place to stop and have a walk with great shops, a town packed full of history.
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Ironbridge
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Ironbridge gorge is a lovely town sat on the outskirts of Telford. A great place to stop and have a walk with great shops, a town packed full of history.
Home of the knife angel, the Ironworks Centre is full of cool & interesting projects. There is an onsite cafe and you can walk the grounds which is full of amazing sculptures. We highly recommend, free admission & parking.
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British Ironwork Centre
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Home of the knife angel, the Ironworks Centre is full of cool & interesting projects. There is an onsite cafe and you can walk the grounds which is full of amazing sculptures. We highly recommend, free admission & parking.
The venue is home to Welsh premier league team TNS football club. The venue is not just a football ground it also has a bar, restaurant and a top notch bowling alley for any of you kingpins!!
The Venue
The venue is home to Welsh premier league team TNS football club. The venue is not just a football ground it also has a bar, restaurant and a top notch bowling alley for any of you kingpins!!
Park Hall Farm is only 10 mins up the road. You can walk around the active farm and watch the animals. Most weekends they hold events such as pig racing! A great place to tire out your young ones.
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Park Hall The Countryside Experience
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Park Hall Farm is only 10 mins up the road. You can walk around the active farm and watch the animals. Most weekends they hold events such as pig racing! A great place to tire out your young ones.
Delamere is an open forest owned by the forestry commission. There are many activities within Delamere, you can walk the Gruffalo trail, hire a segway, walk the amazing forest trails.
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Delamere Forest
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Delamere is an open forest owned by the forestry commission. There are many activities within Delamere, you can walk the Gruffalo trail, hire a segway, walk the amazing forest trails.
The Pontcysyllte Aquaduct is a thing of beauty, the aquaduct carrys the Llangollen canal over the Ceiriog valley & the spectacular River Dee. You can also hire a canal boat for the day at the nearby wharf.
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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
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The Pontcysyllte Aquaduct is a thing of beauty, the aquaduct carrys the Llangollen canal over the Ceiriog valley & the spectacular River Dee. You can also hire a canal boat for the day at the nearby wharf.
The best Ice Cream farm around!! There are other facilities on site such as walking the milking parlours and many outdoor activities for children.
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Snugburys Ice Cream
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The best Ice Cream farm around!! There are other facilities on site such as walking the milking parlours and many outdoor activities for children.
A great walking venue only 15 minutes up the road through the town of Ellesmere. A public footpath follows the perimeter of Colemere lake and takes approx 45 minutes to walk around. Plenty of wildlife and you can watch the sailing boats during the weekend, if the weather is decent.
Colemere
A great walking venue only 15 minutes up the road through the town of Ellesmere. A public footpath follows the perimeter of Colemere lake and takes approx 45 minutes to walk around. Plenty of wildlife and you can watch the sailing boats during the weekend, if the weather is decent.

City/town information

The historic town of Shrewsbury, once home to Charles Darwin, is 25 minutes drive from the annex. The town is full of shops, good restaurants and plenty of places to visit. Theatre severn hosts some great events from music, comedy and stage shows. To see whats on visit: www.theatresevern.co.uk
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Shrewsbury
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The historic town of Shrewsbury, once home to Charles Darwin, is 25 minutes drive from the annex. The town is full of shops, good restaurants and plenty of places to visit. Theatre severn hosts some great events from music, comedy and stage shows. To see whats on visit: www.theatresevern.co.uk
Llandudno is a lovely seaside town on the North Wales coast. A great day at the beach with a pier and you can visit the great orme by cable car or tram. Llandudno is roughly 1hr 20mins by car.
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Llandudno
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Llandudno is a lovely seaside town on the North Wales coast. A great day at the beach with a pier and you can visit the great orme by cable car or tram. Llandudno is roughly 1hr 20mins by car.
Oswestry is an historic market town. It has numerous Pubs, Restaurants, Supermarkets, High street shopping & much more.
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Oswestry
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Oswestry is an historic market town. It has numerous Pubs, Restaurants, Supermarkets, High street shopping & much more.
Chester is the nearest city, great for shopping and days out. Chester is 30 mins up the road by car or you can catch the train from our nearest station, Gobowen, which will take you straight to the city centre.
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Chester
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Chester is the nearest city, great for shopping and days out. Chester is 30 mins up the road by car or you can catch the train from our nearest station, Gobowen, which will take you straight to the city centre.

Great days out

Talacre beach is a dog friendly beach sat on the North Wales coast. It is the closest beach to the annex and takes around 45 mins in the car. It has a pub next to the beach and a couple of arcades to try and keep the adults out of!!
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Talacre Beach
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Talacre beach is a dog friendly beach sat on the North Wales coast. It is the closest beach to the annex and takes around 45 mins in the car. It has a pub next to the beach and a couple of arcades to try and keep the adults out of!!
Chester zoo is 30 minutes up the A483. A great family day out. Booking is highly recommended.
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Chester Zoo
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Chester zoo is 30 minutes up the A483. A great family day out. Booking is highly recommended.
A Victorian village, it really is like stepping back in time, which is a must visit.
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Blists Hill Victorian Town
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A Victorian village, it really is like stepping back in time, which is a must visit.
Such a cool place, watch the sharks being fed, great walk through aquarium, diving experiences available if you book in advance.
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Blue Planet Aquarium
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Such a cool place, watch the sharks being fed, great walk through aquarium, diving experiences available if you book in advance.
Highly recommend. Who doesn't want to go white water rafting down the River Dee. Whitewater Activity Centre is on the outskirts of Llangollen, 15 mins from the annex.
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Whitewater Active
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Highly recommend. Who doesn't want to go white water rafting down the River Dee. Whitewater Activity Centre is on the outskirts of Llangollen, 15 mins from the annex.
A great day out if you have small ones.
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The Crocky Trail
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A great day out if you have small ones.
Flip Out Chester
First built in 1903 to link farming communities with the market town of Welshpool. The railway remains open and the line now operates as a small passenger train. You can sit back and relax as the steam engine winds its way through the rolling welsh hills. This venue is seasonal so I would check the website at: https://wllr.org.uk
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Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
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First built in 1903 to link farming communities with the market town of Welshpool. The railway remains open and the line now operates as a small passenger train. You can sit back and relax as the steam engine winds its way through the rolling welsh hills. This venue is seasonal so I would check the website at: https://wllr.org.uk
A great day out for all with so much to do. The events and on site activities are fantastic for both adults & children. There is also a café on site, daily fishing experiences on the River Onny, exhibition hall & gift shop with outdoor play areas.
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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre
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A great day out for all with so much to do. The events and on site activities are fantastic for both adults & children. There is also a café on site, daily fishing experiences on the River Onny, exhibition hall & gift shop with outdoor play areas.
A great day out walking the forests with the loose Monkeys. Our 10 year old loves going to Monkey Forest. Plenty of activities on site and very educational.
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Trentham Monkey Forest
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A great day out walking the forests with the loose Monkeys. Our 10 year old loves going to Monkey Forest. Plenty of activities on site and very educational.