2 miles away is the pretty market town of Ellesmere with its mix of Victorian, Tudor and Georgian buildings. Located between the well-known Shropshire to Llangollen Canal and the Shropshire Meres, it's a great location to explore the area renowned as Shropshire’s Lakeland. Also nearby you can browse through the Colemere Nature Reserve or, if feeling more energetic, enjoy a round of golf at the Brow Golf Course, whilst Old Oswestry Hill Fort, Whittington Castle and Park Hall are all places not to be missed. Shropshire has so much to offer with a host of country houses and many countryside walks. In its relaxing setting, with hot tub and large living space, this wonderful cottage can be enjoyed all year round by families and groups of friends.
17 Miles away is the historic and beautiful market town of Shrewsbury, birthplace of Charles Darwin, Shrewsbury boasts an array of activities and beautiful scenery. Take a river boat day trip on river severn, explore the European award winning Dingle garden, enjoy some retail therapy or simply spend time admiring the timber-framed black & white buildings, steep narrow streets and alleyways. If a night out is desired, Shrewsbury has a vast selection of restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
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11 Miles away is Oswestry. Ancient signs are all around. The Oswestry Hill Fort - a remarkable series of seven ditches and banks, known as Caer Ogyrfan after King Arthur's father in law, is said to be the birthplace of Queen Guinevere and Merlin, the magician, who lives his life backwards, is soon to arrive. Of all the ancient hillforts in Shropshire, Old Oswestry is the most spectacular.
Oswestry is the best place to start exploring the Welsh Mountains and discover the delights of Lake Vyrnwy and the charm of Chirk and Powis Castles both are just down the road and don't miss Pontcysyllte Aqueduct at 126 feet above the River Dee it is one of Thomas Telford's masterpieces. For more information on Oswestry visit www.visitoswestry.com
If a round of Golf is desired, nearby are a range of beautiful golf courses suited for all abilities. Visit www.shropshiregolf.com for a list of local Golf courses.