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Local Directory > What to See > National Trust Places

With breathtaking countryside and fascinating history, National Trust places in Shropshire offer something for everyone. You can explore stunning country houses and take in breathtaking scenery as well as join in lots of events and activities.  Click on the web links to take you more information about each individual place.

Any distances shown are approximate miles from Church Stretton Town Centre.


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Sunnycroft (34 miles)

 

Edwardian gentleman's suburban villa

This substantial red-brick villa is typical of the many thousands that were built for the prosperous middle classes in the late Victorian period.  Sunnycroft is one of the very few villas to have survived, with a mini estate and largely unaltered contents and decoration.

 

Attingham Park (15 miles)

 

Elegant 18th-century mansion set in an extensive deer park.

Attingham Park is one of Shropshire’s greatest treasures and a fantastic family attraction. With acres of stunning parkland to explore and a striking mansion at its heart, Attingham caters for all.  

Tel: 01743 708162
 

Benthall Hall (16 miles)

 

A family home for 500 years

Situated on a plateau above the gorge of the River Severn, this fine stone house has mullioned and transomed windows, a stunning interior with carved oak staircase and decorated plaster ceilings and oak panelling.

 

Berrington Hall (24 miles)

 

Neo-classical mansion with fine interiors, set in landscape grounds

Created as the perfect house in the perfect setting, Berrington Hall has many secrets for visitors to uncover. In this, one of Henry Holland's first houses, visitors can explore the family rooms and see how the servants moved around the house unseen by the family and guests.

 

Carding Mill Valley (less than 1 mile)

 

Only a five minute walk from Church Stretton town or as you park up at this Shropshire beauty spot, the children will be scrambling to get out of the car to play in the brook and climb up the grassy banks (don't forget a plastic bag or cardboard box so you can slide down the slopes!). In winter this is a sledgers heaven for all age groups with snowy gentle slopes for the young and old and steeper slopes to challange the best of the rest! 

Contact: Peter Carty    Tel: 01694 723068
 

Chirk Castle (36 miles)

 

Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches

Completed in 1310, Chirk is the last Welsh castle from the reign of Edward I that's still lived in today. Features from its 700 years include the medieval tower and dungeon, 17th-century Long Gallery, grand 18th-century state apartments, servants' hall and historic laundry.

 

Dudmaston Estate (24 miles)

 

Late 17th-century mansion surrounded by a lakeside garden and estate

Explore a stunning country house and miles of beautiful parkland during a day out at the Dudmaston Estate. The 17th century classic setting of Dudmaston Hall provides a striking contrast to its unique collection of modern and contemporary art. There are nine acres of gardens for you to explore, which include the Rockery Bank and American Garden, which are a glorious mass of colour in spring and summer and take on the seasonal hues of autumn. Explore the woodland, countryside and lakeside walks in the wider estate, with stunning views of the house.

 

Erddig (40 miles)

 

Atmospheric house, featuring 485-hectare (1,200-acre) country park and formal walled garden

Widely acclaimed as one of Britain's finest historic houses, Erddig is a fascinating yet unpretentious early 18th-century country house reflecting the upstairs downstairs life of a gentry family over 250 years.

 

Powis Castle (26 miles)

 

Medieval castle rising dramatically above the celebrated garden

The world-famous garden, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare and tender plants. Laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles, it retains its original lead statues and an orangery on the terraces. High on a rock above the terraces, the castle, originally built circa 1200, began life as a medieval fortress.

 

Wenlock Edge

 
Wenlock Edge is a limestone escarpment created 400 million years ago when Shropshire could be found just south of the equator and boasted a Caribbean type of environment.  Its ancient woodlands have excellent walks and are popular for cycling and riding.  There are many fossils hidden in the area's rocks including ancient corals, crinoids and trilobites.  The limestone of Wenlock Edge has been exploited for many years. The first use was for building material and for burning in small lime kilns.

The National Trust, who manage seven miles of the Edge, has now restored some of the old lime kilns to preserve a part of the industrial heritage of the area.  The limestone edge also provides ideal conditions for many rare flowers and supports ancient woodland on its slopes.There are stunning views of the surrounding Shropshire countryside from the Edge.