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Hawkstone Park Follies

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Address: Shrewsbury, England
Phone Number: 01948 841700
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Great for a day out

Very good value for money with endless winding paths, superb views but perhaps clearer signage as our group nearly got lost! Lots of picnic tables and benches with a cafe at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Orleton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very good value for money with endless winding paths, superb views but perhaps clearer signage as our group nearly got lost! Lots of picnic tables and benches with a cafe at the entrance too.

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Market Drayton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Follies have a very interesting history but do not expect anything decent to eat at the cafe. When we went the whole place smelt of fish and the menus indicated different prices. really nice setting for a cafe but a big opportunity missed to provide food equal to the setting.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We were bored one Saturday so decided to drive out somewhere. I remembered this place from some years ago as a place of interest with a little history to it as well as a nice walk with some fantastic views of the Shropshire countryside. It was exactly as I remembered and we had a lovely few hours there.

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Oxford, England
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Very expensive £7.95 to walk up a hill with lots of steps. It gets flat at the top but there aren't any views as the rhodedendrons are too overgrown. The only interesting part was the bridge. It only took me 90 minutes to walk round the whole site. You do need to take a torch. Café and toilets are at... More 

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lizt931, Guest Relations Manager at Hawkstone Park Follies, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As you will see from previous reviews, the vast majority of our visitors have enjoyed their experience. We are sorry it did not live up to your expectations. More 

Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was my third visit to Hawkstone and I think my husband has now been 5 times. A special place for us as we love follies. This time we visited with a friend. It is a very unique and interesting place which deserves to receive more visitors, but we are glad it doesn't, as the fact that not too many... More 

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Hadley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Always find some where new to walk on each visit, best walked in cooler weather as many steps to navigate.

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Stafford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We found this walk facinating as there was something different round every corner. Rhododendron bushes spectacular in May . Climb the tower if you dare . I did and just held camera out through the door. Coward.. Caves need a torch and rocks up th top offer stunning views for miles and miles though blinkin windy. Paths are well mapped... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My wife and I first heard about Hawkstone Park Follies over 20 years ago whilst they were being renovated,we were intrigued and decided we would visit. 20 plus years later------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ We booked a hotel near Shrewsbury and on Thursday 4/6/15 we found our way to the park,fortunately it was one of the best days weather wise,no breeze,sunny and little haze,ideal... More 

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lizt931, Guest Relations Manager at Hawkstone Park Follies, responded to this review

We are so glad you finally made it here! In the 18th Century Hawkstone was one of the most visited landscapes in Britain - perhaps you could say one of the first "theme parks"! We do hope to welcome you back again very soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

What a gem! Visted today with our two boys, aged 11 and 7. Great time climbing over fallen trees, exploring the caves and tunnels and climbing to the top of the monument (its higher than it looks!). A bit windy today at the top but most of site is sheltered. Rhododendrons all in flower - wonderful. Fantastic views of Shropshire... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Visited with our four children aged 15-7. Whilst there is a lot of walking, they thought it was brilliant and wanted to explore all the site. Enjoyed the tower, caves, narrow bridges and walking round the cliffs. Loved seeing the wildlife including the falcon chicks. When the rhododendrons are out, it must be lovely here.

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Address: Address: Shrewsbury, England
Phone Number: 01948 841700
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Shrewsbury

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