Hawkstone Historic Park and Follies
Attraction in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Hawkstone Historic Park & Follies is a unique place. Created in the 18th Century by the Hill family (Sir Rowland and his son Richard), Hawkstone became one of the greatest historic parklands in Europe.
Centred around the Red Castle and the awe-inspiring Grotto Hill, it offers visitors hours of delight and excitement and stunning views of the Shropshire countryside and beyond. Hawkstone follies is a historic parkland that covers 100 acres. Intricate pathways, ravines, arches and bridges, the towering cliffs and follies, the hermit in his hermitage and King Arthur addressing his troops in the awesome caves combine to create a magical visit that can last around 3.5 exhilarating hours.
Voted 'Small Tourist Attraction of the Year' in the 2013 Shropshire Star Tourism & Leisure Awards, its eccentric collection of follies and woodland walks offer a delightful day out and fun for all the family. Hawkstone Park is also home to a 66 bedroom Hotel, restaurant and two 18 hole golf courses.
Prices apply to Park Entry only with some special events at additional cost for participation.
We welcome well behaved dogs.
2016 Opening Times
March – Open weekends and the 25th to the 31st
April – Open every day but closed on 19th/20th and 26th/27th
May – Open every day but closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays – Open 31st May
June – Open every day but closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays – Open 1st June (CLOSED to PUBLIC 25th and 26th)
July – Open every day
August – Open every day
September – Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only Open 1st and 5th (CLOSED to PUBLIC on 3rd and 24th)
October – Open Saturdays and Sundays and half term week 22nd to 31st
November – Closed
December – Closed (except for pre booked Santa Safaris)
Gates open at 10am and close at 5pm. (Last admission 3pm).
Caspians Tea room 10.45am to 5pm
From the A53 & the A49: Exit A53 at signs for Hawkstone Park & Historic Follies. Follow these signs to our entrance. Exit A49 at signs for Hawkstone Park & Historic Follies. Post Code: SY4 5JY
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