Whitchurch

"Whitchurch; old… but not Old Fashioned"

Whitchurch is a bustling market town, the oldest continually inhabited community in Shropshire.

Founded by the Romans, who called it Mediolanum - the place in the middle of the plain, Whitchurch is ideally placed for exploring Shropshire, Cheshire and North Wales.

Whitchurch Heritage Centre allows you to spend time with J.B.Joyce, the oldest clock makers in the world - established in 1690. You can unearth Roman treasure and meet a musical knight - Sir Edward German, composer of "Merrie England", and the Victorian illustrator Randolph Caldecott - often called "the Lord of the Nursery". You may well have met him before - a while back. His nursery rhymes are still being read to children today.

If you want to get out and about the Jubilee Park in Whitchurch is the starting point for five long distance walking routes including our own Shropshire Way. This will take you to the Llangollen Canal and a superb flight of staircase locks at Grindley Brook, a mile or so out of town.

Alternatively you could take one of the many town trails. They may be less demanding but are no less interesting. There's a Clock trail and Children's Town Mouse Trail too. Whitchurch Town Trails have another advantage - as they take in all of the shops and most of the pubs as well!

There are many splendid buildings including a fine Queen Anne Church - St Alkmund's, where the heart of John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, is buried under the porch, his dying request. Shakespeare made him a principal character in "Henry VI".

For further information on Whitchurch contact the Whitchurch Heritage Centre on 01948 664577.

Please click here to view a map of Whitchurch town centre.

Attractions in Whitchurch

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Fifty years ago, John Ravenscroft established his one-man rose nursery between the borders of Cheshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire. 

0844 2885173    


Award Winning Cycling, Walking & Cottage Holidays.

0151 722 8050     Contact via Email    


One of Shropshire's most interesting sites for plants with over 200 species of wild plants including the rare Floating Water Plantain.

0345 6789000     Contact via Email    


The last sanctuary for the Silver-studded Blue in the Midlands. The reserve is on a large Common that had been a World War II airfield. A major restoration project is re-instating heathland and grassland vegetation across much of the site.

07900 886809     Contact via Email    


Accommodation in Whitchurch

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Three Cottages set in open countryside with far reaching scenic views offer accommodation for up to 18 guests (4/7/7) for Short Breaks, Weekly and Longer Stays.

01939 290346     Contact via Email    

DTS Self-Catering 4 Star Accommodation Grading

Stunningly located amidst acres of peaceful gardens, yet conveniently close to motorway networks, Macdonald Hill Valley Spa, Hotel & Golf is the perfect location for your stay, with relaxed country club ambience and stylish, modern interiors.  

0344 879 9049     Contact via Email    

The AA Hotel 4 Star Accommodation Grading

Ash Hall is of the Queen Anne period with many original features. Accommodation is available in 2 rooms.  Bedrooms are spacious and overlook the surrounding countryside.

01948 663151     Contact via Email    

DTS B&B 2 Star Accommodation Grading

Comfortable bedrooms, A la Carte restaurant, ample car parking; within easy reach of many attractions, great location - Off A41/A49, elegant private function room.

01948 662539     Contact via Email    

Visit Britain Small Hotel 3 Star Accommodation Grading Shropshire Tourism Price Promise

If you are looking for a quiet holiday cottage short break for 4, Bon Accueil provides a great location to be together, relax and enjoy yourself.

01948 661168     Contact via Email    

Visit Britain Self-Catering 5 Star Accommodation Grading English Country Cottages Self-Catering 5 Key Accommodation Grading Visit Britain Gold Award

Sedgeford House is a very comfortable Bed and Breakfast within easy walking distance of the centre of historic market town Whitchurch. Whitchurch offers a good range of restaurants, pubs and shops and is an ideal base for business or touring with Shrewsbury, Chester, Ironbridge and Llangollen.

01948 665598     Contact via Email    

The AA B&B 4 Star Highly Commended Accommodation Grading

A peaceful hideaway with wonderful views tucked away on the edge of a wood accessed by a private drive shared with the owner.

01948 780221     Contact via Email    

DTS Self-Catering 4 Star Accommodation Grading DTS Gold Award

Styleway is a 1930's period property on a residential road just a 6 minute walk from the High Street. Old maps show the property was built on a footpath, hence the name Styleway, although the spelling is probably an intended pun by the original owners.

01948 666635     Contact via Email    


Map of Whitchurch Town

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Whitchurch Visitor Information

Whitchurch Visitor Information Centre

Whitchurch Community Hub, Civic Centre, High Street, Whitchurch, SY13 1AX 

Tel: 01948 665761 
Email: Click here