Things to do near Broome Farm

You may have to extend your stay at Broome Farm with all of the things to do and places to visit in Shropshire. Here are just some ideas for you.

We would be pleased to chat to you about your stay and make suggestions for other attractions to visit and places to see. Please contact us.

Eating Out

Self Catering doesn't mean slaving away in the kitchen. Of course the well equipped cottage kitchens in Bequia & St. Vincent have all the utensils and essentials you need to rustle up some local Shropshire produce, so some may say you have no excuse... except that it is your holiday after all!

Relax and eat out in one of Shropshire's many local pubs, inns, restaurants and cafes. Click here for a directory of places to eat and drink in the county.

Ludlow is nearby, and the market towns of Church Stretton and Much Wenlock have plenty of places to eat out.

Try The Royal Oak in Cardington for good pub grub, 5 minutes drive from Broome Farm.

Sightseeing in Shropshire

Shropshire is one of the least crowded and most peaceful areas of England, now one of the few remaining rural idylls, with over 90 attractions and 22 attractive market towns.

Ironbridge, Shrewsbury & Ludlow are some of the most popular places to visit in Shropshire.

Castles & Stately Homes

Shropshire has 32 castles; Ludlow Castle (just 30 minutes away from Broome Farm) and Stokesay Castle (25 minutes away) are widely regarded as 2 of the finest in the county.

There are many other National Trust and English Heritage Properties in Shropshire too, including Attingham Park and Wroxeter Roman City near Shrewsbury and Wenlock Priory in Much Wenlock, to name just a few.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk
www.english-heritage.org.uk
www.shropshiretourism.co.uk

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Approx. 9 miles from Broome Farm/15 minutes drive.

As seen on BBC2's 'Victorian Farm' - Acton Scott offers a fascinating insight into rural life at the turn of the 19th century. There are daily demonstrations of period skills and visits from the Wheelwright, Farrier and Blacksmith, providing a picture of life as it might have been on a Victorian country estate.

Shopping

Shropshire has lots of independent shops for you to browse. Shrewsbury is Shropshire's county town and shopping capital but the other market towns have plenty of quirky shops to explore too. Visit www.shropshireshopping.co.uk

Walking, Cycling & Riding

Shropshire Hills AONB (where Broome Farm is located) is the best place to enjoy the countryside - www.shropshirewalking.co.uk has plenty of walks to choose from, whether you are a looking for a short stroll with a pub stop, or a few extra miles to stretch your legs! Up (and down) hills, alongside rivers or through forests and valleys. www.shropshirehillsaonb.co.uk is also a good source of information.

There are walks from the cottage and in less than a five minute drive you can find yourself at Lodge Hill or The Lawley.

For cycling routes visit www.shropshirecycling.co.uk and for riding visit www.shropshireriding.co.uk.