Shropshire | National and English Heritage in the Welsh Marches

Beautiful historical houses and gardens owned by the national trust and English heritage near to us here in Shropshire. Enjoy a day out exploring history and there's always a great cafe for tea and cake too
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Haughmond Abbey The extensive remains of an Augustinian abbey, including its abbots' quarters, refectory and cloister. The substantially surviving chapter house has a frontage richly bedecked with 12th and 14th century carving and statuary, and a fine timber roof of around 1500.

Extensive remains of Augustinian abbey, including abbots' quarters, refectory & cloister. Chapter house frontage with & century carving & statuary, timber roof Displays, picnic area.

Acton Burnell Castle Shropshire Tucked away in a quiet part of Shropshire is the graceful red sandstone shell of Acton Burnell Castle. It was built between 1284 and 1293 by Bishop Burnell, Edward I's Lord Chancellor, and Parliaments were held here twice, in 1283 and 1285. By 1420, the castle was abandoned, and it was allowed to decay while a new house, Acton Burnell Hall, was built beside it. Nonetheless, the castle remains an impressive example of a medieval fortified manor house.

Twice the home of parliaments, this red sandstone shell of a semi-fortified tower house was built between by Bishop Burnell, Edward I's Lord Chancellor.

Langley Chapel, Shropshire The enchanting little chapel at Langley is set in tranquil countryside. Its atmospheric interior contains a perfect set of 17th century timber furnishings, including a musicians' pew.

Langley Chapel, Shropshire The enchanting little chapel at Langley is set in tranquil countryside. Its atmospheric interior contains a perfect set of century timber furnishings, including a musicians' pew.

Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle  The focus of many local legends, Mitchell's Fold is a Bronze Age stone circle set in dramatic moorland on Stapeley Hill. It once consisted of some 30 stones, 15 of which are still visible.

Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle The focus of many local legends, Mitchell's Fold is a Bronze Age stone circle set in dramatic moorland on Stapeley Hill. It once consisted of some 30 stones, 15 of which are still visible.

Buildwas Abbey The impressive ruins of this Cistercian abbey have an idyllic setting near the River Severn. Unaltered 12th century church and beautiful vaulted chapter house with tiled floor.

Buildwas Abbey The impressive ruins of this Cistercian abbey have an idyllic setting near the River Severn. Unaltered century church and beautiful vaulted chapter house with tiled floor.

White Ladies Priory in Shropshire. Ruins of the late 12th century church of a small nunnery of 'white ladies' or Augustinian canonesses.  The priory enjoyed a moment of high drama in 1651 when it briefly became the hiding place of Charles II after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester. Disguised as a woodsman with his face covered in soot, he soon moved to nearby Boscobel House.

Ruins of the late century church of a small nunnery of 'white ladies' or Augustinian canonesses. Charles II hid nearby in before moving to Boscobel House.

Boscobel House in Shropshire and its Royal Oak tree became famous as hiding places of King Charles II after defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. After Charles’s visit Boscobel remained a working farm, and today you can visit the lodge, farmyard, gardens and a descendant of The Royal Oak. White Ladies Priory, another of Charles's hiding places, is a short walk away.

Boscobel House and its Royal Oak tree became famous as hiding places of King Charles II after defeat at the Battle of Worcester in Visitors can also see the dairy, farmyard, smithy and gardens.

The National Trust's Hanbury Hall and Gardens in is a country house, garden and park located in Worcestershire.

The National Trust's Hanbury Hall and Gardens is a country house, garden and park located in Worcestershire.

Wroxeter Roman City | English Heritage - Shropshire

Wroxeter (or 'Viroconium' ) was the fourth largest city in Roman Britain.


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