Suggested Shropshire Itineraries For Groups
This itinerary is set in Shrewsbury the county town of Shropshire, caught in a loop of the River Severn it features those breezy black and white 'magpie' half-timbered houses so typical of the Welsh Marches. The itinerary features a visit to Shrewsbury Abbey, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery and a trip out to Attingham Park where visitors will have the opportunity to tour the late 18th century house and take a woodland walk through the Deer Park.
- Lord Hill Hotel
- The Prince Rupert Hotel
- Sandford House Hotel
10.00 Shrewsbury Abbey
Shrewsbury Abbey was founded in 1083 by the Norman, Roger de Montgomery and started life as a small wooden chapel. It was the centre of Norman and Medieval power in the region. Part of the Abbey was used by local people as their parish Church and consequently it has survived Henry VIII and the dissolution of the monastery in 1540, Oliver Cromwell, Thomas Telford, Two World Wars and numerous floods and is still a parish church to this day. In recent years Shrewsbury Abbey has become famous as the home of the fictional monk Brother Cadfael, attracted thousands of visitors from all over the world.
12.00 Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
Described as a 'magpie mansion', the town's museum is an architectural masterpiece combining a 16th Century timber framed warehouse and a 17th Century brick mansion. Detailing the hostory of Shrewsbury and the surrounding area, museum displays include costume and decorative art, geology and roman and medieval galleries. Finds from nearby Wroxeter Roman City can also be found within the Museum.
1.30 Lunch Suggestions
The Armoury - Tel: 01743 340525
Shrewsbury Hotel - Tel: 01743 236203
The Bellstone - Tel: 01743242100
The Cornhouse - Tel: 01743 231991
*Take the B4380 out of Shrewsbury towards Atcham, Attinham Park is signposted.
3.00 Attingham Park
Attingham Park is the setting for a late 18th century house which was built for Lord Berwick. He and his two sons enjoyed a passion for art and music, demonstrated by the fine paintings and a Samuel Green organ. This spectacular Georgian Mansion commands views of 500 acres of parkland. The deer park and grounds are also available to visit.Visits are free flow and an introduction to the history of the family and buildings can be provided if booked in advance. Guided tours can be booked out of usual opening hours.
Contact Attingham Park directly to arrange a group visit.
Shrewsbury Tourist Information Centre
Tel: 01743 258888
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