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Did you know that Shropshire, Cheshire and North Wales are all connected by rail?

Travelling by train offers both convenience and sustainability, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful countryside views hassle-free. Skip the traffic and parking woes and hop on the train to explore these charming destinations. In Shrewsbury, wander the cobbled stone streets and visit the historic castle, while Whitchurch awaits with its diverse foodie experiences.

Discover more about the 3 counties connected and plan your next adventure in Shropshire.



Nestled beside the winding River Severn, Shrewsbury extends a warm invitation with its medieval charm and rich tapestry of history. This picturesque town, boasting cobblestone streets and timber-framed buildings, is a veritable paradise for history enthusiasts, culture aficionados, and food lovers alike. Wander through its quaint alleyways and historic squares to uncover hidden gems and immerse yourself in the town’s captivating past. Whether you’re exploring its ancient castle, browsing the bustling markets, or indulging in local delicacies at charming cafes, Shrewsbury offers a delightful journey through time.

Find out more about Shrewsbury here

Distance from Shrewsbury Station

Shrewsbury Prison – 0.2 miles / 4-minute walk

Sabrina Boat – 0.9 miles / 10-minute walk

Shrewsbury Castle – 0.1 mile / 4-minute walk


Sabrina Boat

River cruises on the River Severn in Shrewsbury on ‘Sabrina Goddess of the River”.  Take in the beauty of Shrewsbury as you take a cruise past the stunning Quarry Park and the rest of the town’s historic buildings. Alternatively enjoy one of the many evening themed cruises, from ghost trips to wine tasting and party […]


Shrewsbury Prison

Shrewsbury Prison is a recently (2013) decommissioned Victorian jail where you can walk in the footsteps of our social history and listen whilst a Prison Officer shines a light on what life was like for both the incarcerated and those who guarded them through the ages. The huge four acre site is open to explore […]


Shrewsbury Castle

Whether you’re a friend or foe everyone is welcome to explore the grounds of this ancient site for free. The fortifications that have been on this site since 1074 have both protected the town from invaders and welcomed dignitaries over the centuries. Today the elegant sandstone castle, modernised by Thomas Telford in the 18th century […]


Set in the scenic north of Shropshire, Whitchurch offers a tranquil escape for travellers. Explore its historic charm and modern comforts, stroll along the picturesque canals, and browse through the diverse range of independent shops. With easy train access, this authentic town welcomes visitors to enjoy its blend of history, nature, and local character at their own pace.

Find out more about Whitchurch here

Distance from Whitchurch Station

Alderford Lake – 511 bus / 1.2 miles 28-minute walk

Wild Shropshire – 0.4 miles / 10-minute walk



Alderford Lake

Go Wild Creating Memories! Alderford Lake is the perfect destination for summer family fun- from our incredible 135 person aquapark, to paddleboard hire, to our twist on Escape Rooms this is a must visit destination. Your summer starts at Alderford Lake. Onsite we also have incredible selection of food options, including our Snugburys Ice Cream […]

3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Whitchurch

There are many beautiful towns and county’s dotted around the United Kingdom but not many of them are as idyllic as Whitchurch, Shropshire. Here are three reasons why you should come and visit this amazing market town.   Rich Heritage   Nestled in the heart of Shropshire, Whitchurch is a town steeped in history, offering […]


Wild Shropshire Restaurant

Wild Shropshire Restaurant serves a multi-course tasting menu based solely on what is available locally at that time, whether that be from the allotment, what can be foraged, farmed or produced by some of the amazing artisans we have. Wild Shropshire is a true reflection of the food and flavours of this county.  


Nestled near the border of Shropshire and Wales, Oswestry warmly welcomes visitors to explore its rich history and scenic beauty. Take a leisurely stroll through this bustling market town, where each turn unveils a new aspect of its charm, from a lively market to inviting tea rooms. Be sure to explore the fascinating Old Oswestry Hill Fort, a captivating glimpse into the town’s ancient past. And for convenient access, it’s just a short bus ride from Gobowen station, making Oswestry an easily reachable destination for your next adventure.

Find out more about Oswestry here

Bus services running From Gobowen to Oswestry: Arriva 53 bus times / Arriva 2 bus times / T12 bus times

Distance from Oswestry Bus station

Cambrian Heritage Railway – 0.1 mile / 2-minute walk

Cae Glas Park – 0.4 miles / 10-minute walk

Old Oswestry Hillfort – 0.8 miles / 16-minute walk


Cambrian Heritage Railways

Cambrian Heritage Railways is based at the heart of the historic market town of Oswestry and within walking distance of the town centre, market, castle, town museum and other local amenities. Our Oswestry station boasts a railway museum, restored signal box (only open on selected days), period ticket office and waiting room, shop to support […]


Cae Glas Park

In the heart of Oswestry Town is Cae Glas Park. This much loved park is a magnet for all. Walk through the memorial gardens with their stunning flower displays and then pause at the life size bronze sculpture of Wilfred Owen, the war poet, born in Oswestry in 1893. Walk on to the central green […]


Old Oswestry Hill Fort

Old Oswestry Hillfort – this spectacular, dramatic & mysterious 3,000-year-old hill fort marks the beginning of one of Britain’s oldest settlements, Oswestry. Old Oswestry was built and occupied during the Iron Age (800 BC to AD 43) and is one of the best-preserved hill forts in Britain. It is on the outskirts of town and […]


Yorton, nestled in Shropshire, is a hidden gem for walking and hiking enthusiasts. Its scenic trails wind through picturesque countryside and woodlands, offering breathtaking views and a refreshing outdoor experience. Situated near Corbett Wood and Grinshill, Yorton provides easy access to diverse landscapes and natural wonders for adventurers to explore.

Find a fantastic circular walking route here


Discover the tranquil charm of Prees in Shropshire with its 5-mile circular walk, winding through picturesque landscapes. Don’t miss the historic St. Chad’s Church, dating back to the 14th century, offering a glimpse into the village’s heritage.

Find the walking route here


Wem, a charming market town in Shropshire, serves as a gateway to the beautiful countryside. Visitors can easily access the renowned Shropshire Way walking trail, perfect for exploring the scenic landscapes that envelop the town. With its historic buildings and inviting cafes and pubs, Wem offers a delightful experience for all who visit.

Find out more about the Shropshire Way here


Uncover a world of attractions near Wrexham, Ruabon and Chirk  Railway Stations.

Explore Wrexham with its Racecourse Stadium and vibrant city centre, just minutes from Wrexham General station. Head to Ruabon for the awe-inspiring Pontcysyllte Aqueduct or enjoy the hospitality at the village’s charming inns. Nearby Chirk boasts its own aqueduct, castle, and picturesque village centre.

Taking the train not only helps the environment but also gives you a comfy and easy ride, letting you soak in the beautiful countryside scenery as you travel.

Find out more about Wrexham and its surrounding stations here


Chester is a city brimming with 2000 years of history, culture, and charm. Here you can visit the famous zoo, explore roman heritage, shop on the unique rows, visit the breath taking Cathedral, take a river cruise, walk along the walls, visit the oldest racecourse, delve into the past at one of museums, indulge in afternoon tea and more! Stop off at Nantwich, a quaint Market Town with independent shops and eateries a plenty to discover or explore Crewe, an industrial town offering a variety of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy.

Find out more about Chester and its surrounding stations here

Winter sunrise from the Wrekin ❤️ 

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Embark on a journey through Ludlow's enchanting streets on a sunny Saturday market day! 🌞✨ 

Witness the lively atmosphere as local traders bring colors and flavors to the scene. Explore quaint independent shops, bask in the aromatic charm of cafes, and savor culinary delights at local restaurants. 

Ludlow's picturesque streets are a canvas of culture waiting to be explored! 🛍️🍽️ 

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"🏰✨ Dive into the heart of Shrewsbury's Castle Quarter – the epicenter of history and grandeur! 🏰 Home to four of the town's largest historic treasures – Shrewsbury Castle, Library, Prison, and Train Station. 

Did you know Shrewsbury Castle's foundations were laid in 1083 by the 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, Roger de Montgomery? 
Montgomery, a cousin of William the Conqueror, earned this castle and more as a thank-you for his aid during the Norman conquest.

From royal stronghold to a 16th-century transformation, Shrewsbury Castle has quite the story. Now, it stands majestically, housing the Shropshire Regimental Museum. 👑🏰 Ready to step into the pages of history?

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