Shropshire Visitor Attractions

Shropshire Tourist and Visitor Information with links to heritage, nature and tourist attractions, many with brief details of disabled access. Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Shropshire Heritage and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support 'Accessible Countryside for Everyone' in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.

 

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums (World Heritage Site) - There are ten award-winning museums and 35 historic sites in the six square miles of the Ironbridge Gorge. Watch and talk to the Museums’ craftsmen and costumed demonstrators - includes Blists Hill Victorian Town, Enginuity, Coalport China Museum, Jackfield Tile Museum, Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Museum of The Gorge, Darby Houses (the former homes of the Darby family), Tar Tunnel, The Iron Bridge & Tollhouse, Broseley Pipeworks (produced clay tobacco pipes), "Whilst all sites have some form of access for visitors with disabilities, some are more accessible than others" please see their individual website pages
www.ironbridge.org.uk

 

Arley Arboretum & Gardens - for all ages from the Italian garden to the maze, Dinosaur and Fairy Trails, peacocks, Tea room - The Tearoom is accessible for wheelchair users, accessible toilets, the arboretum is suitable for wheelchair access with limited access in certain areas, flagstone pathways around the perimeter of the walled garden. The rest of the arboretum is mown grass.
arleyarboretum.co.uk

 

Bridgnorth - not one town but two - High Town, with its market square, 16th and 17th century properties and Castle that leans more than the Tower of Pisa, and the Low Town set down by the wide river Severn and once a thriving port, the two towns are joined by the steep "Cartway" and steps for the energetic or take the Victorian Funicular Railway for a sedate ride and views acros the valley
www.visitbridgnorth.co.uk

 

British Ironwork Centre - Oswestry - showroom with interesting and unusual items, "from our gallant iron knights to Matilda our vibrant duck sculpture", outdoor area has animal statues and sculptures, experience workshops, Falconry shows and experience days with one of the largest collection of birds of prey in Shropshire, coffee shop - we have no accessibility information regarding this site
www.britishironworkcentre.co.uk

 

Coleham Pumping Station - Shrewsburys steam and small machinery museum, built circa 1900 to house the two massive steam-driven beam engines - Unfortunately we have no accessibility info for this site
www.colehampumpingstation.co.uk

 

Hawkstone Historic Park and Follies - Weston-under-Redcastle - historic woodland fantasy with cliffs, crags, caves, deep woods and a series of extraordinary monuments built over 200 years ago, tea room - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information regarding this site however due to its nature we think wheelchair access is unlikely
www.hawkstoneparkfollies.co.uk

 

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford - one of the largest aviation collections in the UK 70 historic aircraft in three wartime hangars, National Cold War Exhibition, including the world’s oldest Spitfire and a Lincoln Bomber, simulator rides, vehicles from tanks to cars, to a folding motorbike from WWII, restaurant, shop - Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets, baby change facilities, lifts to upper level, tactile diagram booklets available for loan
www.rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford

 

Severn Valley Railway - Herritage Railway running between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster (connected to the national railway network), Kidderminster has a small Railway Museum, miniature railway. Bridgnorth has locomotive works, viewing of the locomotive yard possible from the station footbridge, original staion, shop, Refreshment Room and Pub - Bridgnorth station had wheelchair access - (platform 2 with staff assistance only), accessible toilets, baby changing facilities - please see their website for details of other stations
www.svr.co.uk

 

 

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