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We’re near the English-Welsh border where there’s plenty to see and do

Our guests’ top things to do in North Shropshire

Woodland Park Lodges is in a wonderful rural spot in beautiful North Shropshire, 1 mile from the English-Welsh border – and only a 5-minute drive from the town of Ellesmere.

Our county is famous for its fantastic countryside, wonderful wildlife, great walking and cycling routes, fascinating heritage sites and quaint market towns. And when you holiday with us, you’ll be within easy reach of it all.

Visit The Mere at Ellesmere

The Mere – one of the largest natural meres in England outside the Lake District.

Here you can enjoy a gentle stroll watching the many water birds that flock here all year round before relaxing over tea and cake in the historic Boathouse. If you’re more adventurous, why not try canoeing, kayaking or boating on The Mere.

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Explore historic Shrewsbury

The historic town of Shrewsbury is 15 miles away from Woodland Park Lodges.

It sits inside a loop of the River Severn and has a stunning Tudor town centre lined with half-timbered houses. Go to Shrewsbury to explore its shops and cobbled streets, grab a bite to eat in one of its many fine restaurants or even to take in a show at the Theatre Severn. Whilst you’re there you can also visit Grade-1 Listed Shrewsbury Castle and Shrewsbury’s beautiful, 29-acre riverfront parkland, The Quarry.

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Enjoy Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens are 50 acres of stunning ornamental gardens, overlooked by beautiful Cholmondeley Castle, a romantic gothic castle built in the early 19th century. Within the estate there is a lakeside walk and nature trail, tea room, picnic area, play area, children’s den and farm shop. Once you’ve explored the castle and grounds, we recommend stopping at the Cholmondeley Arms for a refreshing local beer and tasty treat. Our holiday park is only 18 miles away from Cholmondeley Castle Gardens.

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Run wild at BeWILDerwood

BeWILDerwood is a giant playground in the woods, inspired by the magical series of children’s books written by Tom Blofeld. The 70-acre park is constantly rated as one of the top destinations to visit with under 16-year olds in the UK. All the family can run wild here and, unlike other attractions, there are no noisy rides or electronics. It’s good old fashioned fresh air fun where parents and grandparents are encouraged to play alongside their children and grandchildren. Better yet, all the activities at BeWILDerwood, such as face painting, storytelling, and arts & crafts, can be enjoyed at no extra cost. So it’s an affordable Shropshire day out.

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Head off on a circular walk

From the Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail and The Shropshire Way to short circular walks in picturesque villages and parishes, Shropshire has something for everyone. With over 5,500 km’s of Public Rights of Way, two Country Parks, and a quarter of the county designated as the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you will be spoilt for choice with stunning walks and views round every corner.

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Adventure by bike on the many cycle trails

Cycle adventures in Shropshire’s great outdoors is easy. There are gentle cycle loops on quiet country lanes heading from Woodland Park Lodges taking you from town to town, as well as more difficult rides for experienced cyclists. Like a challenge? Try the the 185m Shropshire Cycleway that goes round the perimeter of the county. Or, for something more sedate, follow one of the National Cycle Routes that criss-cross the county.

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Lions Lane, The Trench, Ellesmere, SY12 0LS, England


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