Church Stretton is at the heart of the Long Mynd’s 5,000 acres of Heather covered moorland owned by the National Trust, a designated area of Outstanding Natural beauty. Visitors find themselves relaxed and refreshed by its unspoilt beauty which provides walking from a gentle stroll to strenuous hikes for the serious rambler. It is a friendly shopping town with a good variety of traditional shops to browse around giving old fashioned personal service with a small street market on Thursdays. There are several antique shops that could occupy any afternoon.
A variety of tea rooms, restaurants, pubs & take-aways provide delicious food. http://www.churchstretton.co.uk/
Local county pubs in the surrounding villages provide excellent bar snacks and evening meals.
ACTON SCOTT HISTORIC WORKING FARM provides an excellent family day out. http://www.actonscott.com/
The award winning IRONBRIDGE GORGE MUSEUMS that capture the history of the Industrial Revolution http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/
Local fishing is also available.
National Trust Properties
Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton, Attingham Park
Dudmaston Hall Powis Castle and gardens, Berrington Hall, Croft Castle, Wilderhope Manor
English Heritage Properties
Stokesay Castle, Wenlock Priory, Wroxeter Roman city, Haughmond Abbey, Buildwas Abbey.