Things to do nearby

Within 15-30minutes

  • Whitchurch – a market town built on an original Roman site. Visit the Heritage centre for interactive displays. Some good tea shops.
  • Market Drayton –  a small market town 6 miles east of Cloverley, good walks on the canal tow path
  • Grindley Brook – Shropshire Union canal with 3 ladder lock and tea shop.
  • Brown Moss – Pleasant conservation area for walking
  • Wem – the home of the Eckford sweet pea
  • Shrewsbury – County town of Shropshire – good shops , castle and cathedral.
  • Nuclear Bunker
  • Hawkstone Follies
  • Attingham Park (NT) south of Shrewsbury – Deer Park and Attingham Hall to explore
  • Battlefield 1403 – exhibition of the battle of Shrewsbury. Also a good farm and tea shop.

Within 45 minutes

  • Bridgemere Garden World – Much much more than a garden centre although if you love your plants visiting here is a must! Restaurant.
  • Chester – a Roman town, with a city wall. Good shops
  • Chester Zoo –  a really excellent zoo where the animals are well cared for. Entrance fees are a little expensive
  • Wrexham – A Welsh Border town
  • Cosford Air Museum – free entry
  • Dorothy Clive Gardens – well worth a visit
  • Cheshire Candle Workshops – a chance to make your own candle. Other crafts to do too, so a good location for all ages. Tea shop on site.
  • Chomondley Gardens – Superb gardens and a stunning pebblestone mosaic
  • Crocky Trail – a series of fun activities and challenges that most kids will love.
  • Ironbridge Gorge Museums – Experience our Victorian heritage – Blists Hill re-created Victorian Town, Coalport China and many other museums.
  • Stapeley Water Gardens – in addition to the water gardens there are tropical birds and  tamarin monkeys. Also an angling centre & tea room
  • Weston Park – a 17th Century stately home of the Earls of Bradford

Within 60 -75 minutes

  • Alton Towers – the ultimate place for thrilling rides
  • Anderton Boat Lift – A 50feet lift from the River Weaver to the Trent & Mersey Canal. You can experience it too aboard the Edwin Clark
  • Blue Planet Aquarium – an excellent array of sealife with a tunnel enabling a very close look at the sharks. You can touch the rays too.
  • Cadbury World – where chocolate come to life.
  • Erdigg (NT) – The house and gardens are well worth a visit.
  • Lake Vyrnwy
  • Llangollen – Steam railway, horse drawn canal boats and the Horseshoe Pass make this a worthwhile excursion.
  • Pontcysllte Aqueduct – A Thomas Telford construction,126 feet above the River Dee. You can walk across if you have a head for heights!
  • The Wrekin – a fairly easy walk to the top for most abilities – great views!
  • The Black Country Museum – chat to costumed characters from a bygone era. A trip of nostalgia.
  • Carding Mill Valley (NT) – The Long Mynd. Some excellent walking, a chance to see paragliding and a good NT tea and gift shop.
  • Powis Castle (NT) – Well worth a visit, an excellent castle and stunning gardens. Terraced Gardens with world famous clipped Yews.
  • Stokesay Castle – a must if you enjoy your history
  • Trentham Gardens – Recently restored beautiful gardens and lake.
  • Aerial Extreme – an adventure ropes course to test your nerve over 30 exciting obstacles.
  • Liverpool – Visit the revitalized Albert Dock, the Cavern and the Beatles museum. All are worth a visit. They also have two football clubs!

Within 90 minutes

  • Conwy – An excellent Castle, a Telford suspension bridge plus the smallest house in Wales
  • Bodnant Gardens  (NT) – a must if you are a gardening enthusiast
  • Chatsworth House – The splendid home of the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire

Within 2 hrs

Much that could be included here but the following are well worth the effort.

  • Snowdonia National Park – Climb Snowdon, or take the railway to the top.
  • Caernarfon Castle – where Charles was invested as the Prince of Wales