PLACES TO VISIT
ELLESMERE, with its pretty mere (lake), ideal for a walk, also has a great Children's play area.rowing boats can be hired at weekends and during the school holidays
Visit Ellesmere Marina and hire a canal boat for the day and explore the local waterways at a relaxed pace. (Pre bookable)
COLEMERE COUNTRY PARK, 3 miles south of Ellesmere, SY12 OQW, one of Shropshire's most beautiful meres.
IFTON MEADOWS, SY11 3DA , 2 miles away, this is a local naure reserve, reclaimed from the spoil heaps of IFTON Colliery. The meadows offer supern views of the Dee Valley and Welsh Mountains.
OSWESTRY, an ancient market town on the English- Welsh Border, , home to independent and specialist shops, indoor and outdoor markets. Visit the large Iron Age Fort just to the north of the town. Racecourse Common, is the site of an old racecourse, it is possible to walk around the old circuit. Offas Dyke foot path runs through here.
WHITTINGTON CASTLE - Whittington Ashley sits in the centre of the village, surrounded by a moat, where the local swans and ducks live. The ruins of the castle are home to a tea shop and book shop. Often have plant sales and reenactment events.
MAESBURY MARSH- visit Canal Central , here you can hire bikes and Canadian canoes to enjoy the Montgomery Canal. Also living here is CRACKER, a boat horse who will quietly pull you along the canal in the " Countess of Maesbury" , one of the few remaining horse drawn canal boats in the country. On your return enjoy tea and cake in the cafe. 07941429980 www.bywatercruises.com SY10 8JE 01691 652168.
I have really enjoyed staying here, and loved playing with the dog. The hot tub was lovely and the beds comfy. I will definately come back again.
- Miss K N age 9, Sunderland