Acton Scott - Victorian Farm
Tucked away in the South Shropshire Hills, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is the historic and privately owned country estate of Acton Scott.
Acton Scott is well known for its historic working farm, open to the public from April to October. It stocks many rare and traditional breeds of animal and provides daily demonstrations of traditional 19th-century crafts, whilst the land around is worked with heavy horses.
Acton Scott is the film location for a prime time BBC2 television series, Victorian Farm.
Severn Valley Railway
The Severn Valley Railway is a full-size standard-gauge railway line running regular steam-hauled passenger trains between Kidderminster in Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire.
The route closely follows the meandering course of the River Severn for most of the journey.
One highlight of the trip is the crossing of the River Severn by means of the Victoria Bridge which, incidentally, features in the film ‘The Thirty-nine Steps’ with Robert Powell in the leading role.
West Midlands Safari Park
West Midlands Safari Park contains many animals that are on the IUCN’s endangered list, including the Asian buffalo, Philippine spotted deer, African wild dog, banteng, aye-aye and the Madagascan jumping rat, along with the critically endangered addax, Bactrian camel, Pére David’s deer, Bengal tiger, Amur leopard and Rodrigues flying fruit bats.
The park contains the largest pride of white lions in the UK and one of the largest herds of common hippopotamus in Europe can be found at the park. There are lots of places to picnic, souvenir shops to browse and places to eat, along with an amusement area which is packed with family fun rides and games.
Ironbridge Gorge comprises ten award-winning Museums spread along the valley beside the wild River Severn – still spanned by the world’s first Iron Bridge.
See the products that set the industry on its path and the machines that made them.
Watch and talk to the Museums’ craftsmen and costumed demonstrators as they work iron, fashion china and glass, and bring alive the people who lived and worked here.
The Fighting Cocks Pub
Towns / Cities:
Bridgnorth – the town on two levels, home to the Severn Valley Railway and a Cliff Railway
Ludlow – a town steeped in history with interesting buildings and medieval castle ruins
Bewdley – Georgian town with interesting museum and gardens
Worcester – home to Royal Worcester
Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Abbey, river tours, Severn Theatre
Hereford – Hereford Cathedral home to the mappi mundi
Ironbridge – Museums galore and the beauty of the Ironbridge gorge (25% discount voucher available as member of Shropshire Gold)
Much Wenlock – Wenlock Priory and Wenlock Edge
National Trust properties include:
English Heritage properties include:
Fishing available locally at Furnace Mill Fisheries
Footpath walks including:
An informative website is www.walkingbritain.co.uk