Head into Shropshire for a wonderful break with your canine companions, whether that’s a long weekend or a couple of weeks. There is plenty to see and do in Shropshire.
Some of the best places to stay are in Shropshire and not only that, but it also has plenty of attractions and activities that welcome pets just as much as humans. From rolling countryside to pet-friendly pubs you can be sure that your pooch is in for a memorable trip to Shropshire.
Like many of the counties around the country, there are ample walking routes and cycling trails that you can try, but there are also a lot of indoor and outdoor activities that the children will love but you are also allowed to bring your pet.
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Activities & Things to Do
Find below 7 of the best days out in Shropshire for dogs
1. Stokesay Castle
Stokesay Castle was built by Laurence of Ludlow in the 13th century. It is this fortified manor house and one of the best examples of medieval architecture there is in the UK. Walkthrough the gates and step back to the 17th century. The great hall has not changed for over half a millennium. The views from the tower of the views of the surrounding countryside are simply breath taking.
Ironbridge and the Ironbridge Gorge which is the bridge spanning the River Severn is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is something for everyone to enjoy at Ironbridge. Visit museums, monuments, artisan breweries or do some kayaking. If you are hungry then try some of the best fish and chips in the west midlands. There are stunning foot trails for those wanting to explore the area.
3. Weston Park
Weston Park is situated over a thousand acres of parkland and beautiful gardens.This grand 17th-century mansion is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the West Midlands.
The mansion has a variety of treasures including one of England’s most impressive artworks collections. The Victorian library is home to over 3000 books.
Temple Wood is a play area which boasts an adventure playground. The playground includes climbing walls, trampolines, log swings and one of the longest zip wires in the country.
4. Blists Hill Victorian Town
Blists Hill Victorian Town is a trip back in time. Visit this open-air museum, which is one of ten situated in Ironbridge Gorge. Mingle with the costumed characters give a fascinating look into life in the 19th century. Your transport for the day could be a horse and a cart. Visit a Victorian cottage and get a glimpse at how the local people lived during the reign of Queen Victoria.
5. Battlefield Falconry Centre
Shrewsbury is home to the Battlefield Falconry Centre. Kids will love the birds of prey on the show at the centre. There are over 30 birds which include falcons, hawks, and owls. It offers some extraordinary activities for bird lovers like the popular “take a hawk for a walk”. The walk begins after you are shown how to handle these magnificent birds of prey. During the walk, the birds are called back to your fist. You can watch them glide among the trees and the countryside.
6. Haughmond Hill
Haughmond Hill is a small, shallow hill covered by woodland for the most part. It is close to the town of Shrewsbury. It is a forest park, with guided paths, car parking and picnic areas. The rocky summit overlooks the countryside and Shrewsbury. It is ideal for days out with the family. Enjoy a picnic after a day out in the fresh country air.
7. RSPB Lake Vyrnwy
RSPB Lake Vyrnwy is a bird watchers paradise. You will soon be surrounded by various species as you take a walk through the woodland. Lookout out for the pied flycatchers and redstarts, dippers nest by the lake. The more common ravens, buzzards and peregrines circle in the skies above you. There are activities to keep the kids happy like the popular nestbox and animal trails, and a wild playground.
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