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Local Directory > What to See > Parks & Gardens

Shropshire has a wealth of parks and lovely gardens to wander through.  Any distances shown are approximate miles from Church Stretton Town Centre.


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The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir (42 miles)

 

HallSituated in 12 acres of grounds and landscaped gardens, amidst beautiful scenery, The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir is listed as one of Wales's finest examples of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture. this wonderful house and grounds, with 52 rooms and 12 acres of gardens to explore, is something not to be missed. It is especially magical at Christmastime, when all of the rooms are decorated to individual themes - and the gardens are particularly lovely through the months of April to September, with their shows of rhododendrums and roses.

Contact: Paul Humpherston    Tel: 01597 851727
 

Hawkstone Park and Follies (26 miles)

 
Hawkstone Historic Park & Follies is a unique place located on the A49 a few miles north of Shrewsbury. Created in the 18th Century by the Hill family (Sir Rowland and his son Richard), Hawkstone became one of the greatest historic parklands in Europe.
Tel: 01948 841700
 

National Garden Scheme Open Days

 

For open gardens  near Church Stretton, select the web site link, or the more information button above.

 

Onny Meadows (7 miles)

 

There are three way-marked walks and six cycle rides from the centre out into the heart of the countryside. All are circular so you can pick up the appropriate leaflet from the centre in the morning, leave your car in our car park and spend the day exploring. The shop also stocks a wide range of leaflets and books containing other walking and cycling routes in the local area.  Kids will love the interactive meadow.

 

Rectory Wood & Field

 

Rectory Wood was once given 10/10 and voted the least stressful location in England in an article in The Independent newspaper!  Prolific writer and commentator John Walsh wrote..."By a series of twisty byways and capricious diagonals, I'd discovered the least stressful location in England: its name is Rectory Wood, Church Stretton." You can click the link on the 'more info' page to see extracts of the article.

 

Town Parks and Play Areas (0 miles)

 
Enjoy the gardens, Tennis, Bowls, Croquet, Crazy Golf, Skate Park and BMX Track in the main Town Park which also has an extensive play park with swings and slides and mini assault course (suitable for under 10's). Click on more info button above for other play areas around the town.
Contact: Town Council    Tel: 01694 722113
 

Wooden Play Park (0 miles)

 

Lovely wood play park suitable for school age children (although lots of space for little ones to run around).  Includes zip wire, basket swing and slide.  Lots of things to climb on and jump over! Set in a large playing field also space to play foodball and have a picnic.