Places to Visit

There are many historic houses, castles and churches within easy reach of Folly View. The beautiful Stokesay Castle and Church are just a short walk away. The beautifully preserved Ludlow Castle is only 8 miles away. The National Trust’s Attingham Park, Powis Castle, The Dudmaston Estate, Sunnycroft, Croft Castle, and Berrington Hall are all within a 45 minute drive of Folly View. The remains of the roman city of Wroxeter is just 5 miles east of nearby Shrewsbury.

There are many other places in the area that are well worth visiting and just a few of these are outlined below.

Ironbridge

Ironbridge

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums. The world’s first iron bridge (oddly beautiful) spanning the River Severn. Birth place of the industrial revolution, Ironbridge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are nine award winning museums and sites that tell this momentous story.

Severn Valley Railway

Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway. Britain’s premier steam railway, 16 miles of glorious countryside and restored stations. Shropshire has many other steam train attractions besides.

RAF Cosford

RAF Cosford

The Royal Airforce Museum Cosford. Aviation history brought to life, the largest collection of missiles in the country. Exciting displays of civil and military planes…Last of the few.

Weston Park. Ancestral home of the Earls of Bradford. Lots of events, concerts and the occasional world summit too.

Hawkstone Historic Park and Follies. Wooded magical land of grottoes, caves, cliffs and follies. Setting for the TV Chronicles of Narnia. Awesome.

Wroxeter Roman Vineyard. One of the world’s most northerly vineyards producing red, white and sparkling wines.

You can find more information by following the links above and also at the Shropshire Tourism Web site.