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“Magic and Mystery” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hawkstone Park Follies

Hawkstone Park Follies
Shrewsbury, England
01948 841700
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Ranked #8 of 30 Attractions in Shrewsbury
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Manchester UK
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“Magic and Mystery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

Hawkstone Park and Follies has been a family favourite day out for quite a few years. Having been as a child and revisited with my nieces and nephews as an adult I can truly say the magic hasn't been lost.

It's a fantastic walk with amazing views and some very interesting follies along the way! The tower offers views over the surrounding counties on a clear day. On a rainy day it's a test to see how long you can stay up there.

The caves are always a hit with the younger ones who like to explore with thier torches but are never too far away as its very dark.

Finishing the walk along the sandstone edge is always my favourite part with glimpses through the trees of the surrounding countryside.

It's a fantastic day out. Don't forget a picnic, but, if you do there is a great cafe at the start.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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“a great day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

werent sure what to expect but we had a great time here. The site is built on a rocky outcrop and going around included lots of climbs and descents (no climbing gear needed!) loads to see and some great views. This really brings out the inner child so be prepared to spend the whole day, play peep-oh and have a good time.

Visited November 2011
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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“(Santa Safari) Fantastic for children”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We will again be booking the Santa Safari at Hawkstone Park Follies, our 6 year old has been going since she was 2, and every year they do things a little differently, its usually a frosty Sunday morning and all the elves recognise us which is lovely.

Visited December 2011
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“Wonderful Day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Very interesting follies not suitable for young children/babies unless IBM baby carrier. Enjoyed the caves the view front the monument is amazing. You can see forever.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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“What a great day out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Beautiful and stunning scenery. great walks and always a little more magic just around the next corner. a must for anyone at any age still capable of a good walk. Take a picnic to eat at the top or in the caves!

Visited April 2012
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