Suggested Shropshire Itineraries For Groups

Shopping In Shropshire

This itinerary takes you to 2 different craft centres. The first part of the itinerary includes a leading garden centre with a gift and arts and craft section . The second is located in the small village of Melverley and displays many different quality country craft items. Then on to the town of Shrewsbury located on the banks of the River Severn, where visitors can buy every type of gift imaginable, from local food products to designer clothes.

Accommodation Suggestions

  • Moreton Park Lodge
  • Wynnstay Hotel
  • Sweeney Hall Hotel
  • Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel

*From Oswestry take the A5 towards Wrexham, Moreton Park is signposted.

9.30 Moreton Park Garden Centre
Moreton Park Garden centre is the area's leading garden centre, with over 50,000 products covering everything from plants and shrubs to fish and fences. The centre also houses a large craft and gift area, . For more information contact - 
Tel: 01691 777722

*Take the A5 to Oswestry, take the A483 out of the town towards Welshpool. After Four crosses there are signs for Melverley, turn on to the B4393.

11.30 Melverley Craft Centre
The craft centre is located in the stable block of the Old Rectory in Melverley. It houses a varied display of quality country craft products from over 30 makers, including items in wood, metal, clay, wool, willow and many more.

Groups are accepted but need to pre-book.
Tel: 01691 682455.

*From Melverley get back on to the B4393, heading for Shrewsbury you will join the A458.

1.00 Lunch Suggestions.
Lord Hill Hotel 
The Prince Rupert Hotel
Sandford House Hotel
The Lion Hotel

*Alternatively visitors can be dropped off in the centre of Shrewsbury on Castle street, and can choose from the many different types of eating establishments.

2.00 Shrewsbury
Free afternoon to explore Shrewsbury. As well as having many individual and original shops, the town has many high street stores and indoor shopping malls, so what ever you are looking for, you are sure to find it in Shrewsbury. There are many different food shops including the indoor market on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, a Chinese food shop, many specialist shops on Wyle Cop and independent shops in The Parade shopping centre.

Tourist Information

Shrewsbury brochures can be requested from the Tourist Information Centre 
Tel: 01743 258888

For more Itinerary Suggestions please return to the Shropshire for Groups page.