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Welcome to Hadley Park House Hotel...just don’t mention the war!

Hadley Park becomes Fawlty Towers for three nights in September, as Basil Fawlty, Manuel and Sybil bring mayhem and madness to this highly acclaimed Shropshire hotel and restaurant. The Fawlty Towers experience has become an established part Hadley Park House Hotel’s events calendar, and is once again expected to be sell-out occasions.

Date Posted: 22nd August 2011


Step Into Oswestry’s Past For Free!

Following last year’s successful Historic Open Days, the organisers, Oswestry Heritage Forum, have planned a set of activities from the 8th to the 11th of September, to bring people into closer contact with their rich past, with funding support from local Joint Committees. This will be a once-in-a-year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which will bring an exciting and vibrant local history and culture to life.

Date Posted: 22nd August 2011


Swiss Bridge Re-opens at Shropshire Tourist Attraction

A bridge which is a favourite with visitors to a Shropshire tourist attraction is to re-open this month following major renovation work.

Date Posted: 22nd August 2011


Move over Russell Crowe - Britainnia's Gladiators are coming to Wroxeter!

In Roman society, Gladiatorial combat was seen as the ultimate spectator sport, with two well-trained warriors facing each other in mortal combat. Over the August bank holiday weekend, English Heritage is inviting the public to witness the unique spectacle for themselves as Wroxeter Roman City welcomes the Gladiators!

Date Posted: 19th August 2011


Civil War Face Off at Stokesay Castle!

The clock will turn back 366 years at Stokesay Castle, near Ludlow, on Sunday 28 and bank holiday Monday 29 August, when Royalists will face off against Parliamentarians in a dramatic recreation of the siege of Stokesay!

Date Posted: 19th August 2011


Time flies when you’re having fun!

After a hectic summer of thrilling activities at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, next week’s final August Activity is dedicated to a flying theme guaranteed to excite youngsters - ‘Mini Kites and Windmills’, a hands-on workshop to get all the family working together that will run from 22nd to 26th of August.

Date Posted: 18th August 2011


Discover rural attractions on Much Wenlock’s ‘Marathon Trails’

Fifty one Shropshire-based rural tourist attractions are giving their businesses an extra boost in the run up to the 2012 Olympic Games through an initiative funded by the Rural Development Programme for England. All are within the magic 26 mile ‘marathon’ radius of Much Wenlock, home of the Wenlock Olympian Games and inspiration for the modern day Olympics. And all the businesses are included in a series of four ‘Marathon Trail’ guides, which tell visitors about special places to go and things to do in the county.

Date Posted: 18th August 2011


Hercules makes final flight into Cosford

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford took delivery of its latest acquisition last week, an RAF Hercules C130K Mk.3 transport aircraft. The aircraft made its final flight into RAF Cosford at 11.30am on 12th August after a farewell flypast over the Museum.

Date Posted: 18th August 2011


Shropshire back where it belongs on Google Maps

Shropshire Tourism is delighted to report that Shrewsbury is not in a river in Powys anymore!

Date Posted: 18th August 2011


Fun Kids, PURE, Ironbridge and Chuck the Eco Duck launch summer story writing competition

Fun Kids, the UK’s only radio station for kids, has teamed up with Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Chuck the Eco Duck and PURE to help promote literacy through a summer story writing competition.

Date Posted: 17th August 2011