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Local Directory > What to See > English Heritage Places

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


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Acton Burnell Castle (8 miles)

 
The red sandstone shell of a semi-fortified tower house, built between 1284-93 by Bishop Burnell, Edward I's Lord Chancellor. Parliaments were held here twice, in 1283 and 1285
 

Buildwas Abbey (16 miles)

 
Impressive ruins of a Cistercian abbey, including its unusually unaltered 12th century church, beautiful vaulted and tile-floored chapter house, and recently re-opened crypt chapel. Situated in a wooded Severn-side setting, not far from the Iron Bridge and Wenlock Priory.
 

Cantlop Bridge (15 miles)

 

A 19th century cast-iron bridge across Cound Brook. The bridge was probably designed by the influential engineer Thomas Telford. If Telford did not personally design the bridge he certainly checked and approved the design. Telford was one of the first to realize the possibilities of cast-iron in construction, and was able to use the material to create lighter bridges with less material.

 

Snailbeach Lead Mine (11 miles)

 

Snailbeach was the biggest lead mine in Shropshire and it is reputed to have yielded the greatest volume of lead per acre of any mine in Europe. 

 

Wroxeter Roman City (17 miiles)

 
Wroxeter (or 'Viroconium') was the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. It began as a legionary fortress and later developed into a thriving civilian city. Though much still remains below ground, today the most impressive features are the 2nd century municipal baths, and the remains of the huge wall dividing them from the exercise hall in the heart of the city.

The site museum and audio tour reveal how Wroxeter worked in its heyday, and the health and beauty practices of its 5,000 citizens. (There is also a Winery in Wroxeter so you can do both places in one day!)