Hawkstone Park Follies

Hawkstone Park Follies, Shrewsbury: Hours, Address, Hawkstone Park Follies Reviews: 4.5/5

Hawkstone Park Follies
4.5
Historic Sites • Parks
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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100 acres of stunning scenery filled with magical Follies around every corner. One of Britain's original theme parks, this fantasy landscape full of bridges, towers and caves has been inspiring visitors for over 250 years.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Eric L
Shrewsbury, UK12 contributions
We visited during May half-term when it was open all week. It is not open every day. The paths vary from smooth stone to steep steps of wood or timber. The views from the viewpoints are extensive, and cover up to 12 counties from the monument. It is altogether an amazing place, and a tribute to the vision and imagination of its creators centuries ago, who carved it from the natural sandstone cliffs, and to the current management who restored it some thirty years ago. It is however not a place for those with mobility issues due to the rough ground and many steps, but for anyone reasonably fit it is no problem. (I am 79 and got round it all). My wife returned to reception early and was looked after with great kindness by the staff there.
Written May 31, 2022
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KingOfTheNorth99
Windsor, UK528 contributions
Family
An outdoor trail past many interesting things to see (follies) including man made towers and other structures, a gorge bridge, lots of underground cave areas and several viewpoints (great views).

The view from the top of the Monument is pretty terrifying but I do recommend you try it. Not for those with a fear of heights.

Tickets are not cheap at £30 for a family ticket but a huge trail to maintain and worth it. We walked the full trail and took probably 3.5 hours.

Absolutely excellent and quite challenging walk through a lovely setting. A must see.
Written August 26, 2021
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lynne j
Dartford, UK420 contributions
Booking online was easy peasy and because the cafe was closed we took a packed lunch, lots of places to stop to eat with amazing views.
Excellent value for money, cannot praise it highly enough, you will not be disappointed.
This warrants an all day visit.
Written September 20, 2020
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Emma F
Manchester, UK1 contribution
Family
We bought tickets online for our family at 2.40pm drove to Hawkstone Park and then were not allowed entry as it we had arrived at 3.20pm. We were also denied any refund even though we had only purchased the tickets immediately before setting off. Only in the small print in the terms and conditions does it state that entry is before 3pm on the official website. This is not clear and needs to be changed on the website. Complete waste of money and time that day and terrible customer service. You are actively encouraged to book online through the website but nowhere does it state that arrival is before 3pm until after you have booked tickets, it actually states 5pm close. We will be reporting this to trading standards so that no other families get ripped off by their website.
Written August 4, 2021
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Kirstie F
34 contributions
What a fantastic day! Myself and my boyfriend have never been here despite it literally being on the doorstep. We had an amazing day exploring the woods, tower, caves and going over the bridge. The walk is great for the more adventurous types who like to explore. The Dragon Trainer parts of the walk that have been placed across the walks are fantastic fun for kids (and big kids) to take part in!

Pre warning, the tower and little bridge are not for the fainthearted, but well worth it if you do them both, the views are incredible. The caves are fantastic and great fun to explore, however don't look up if you are scared of spiders like I am. Big mistake, there are lots of spiders and spider sack on the ceiling! The gentleman who met us on the desk when we arrived was friendly and very helpful telling us where to go and the paths we could take. We took a picnic with us (the cafe is closed still) and enjoyed eating that half way around the walk.

Overall, a brilliantly enjoyable day, we will be returning in the future!
Written August 11, 2021
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Bobclubs
Oldbury, UK61 contributions
Friends
We took some friends from Australia here for the day. Lovely place, with great views and stunning views over the Shropshire countryside. You need to allow 4-5 hours to see everything and take some food and drinks with you because there's nothing other than ice cream/ drinks available on the walk (nice restaurant by the reception though)
Written January 1, 2020
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winstonRugby
Rugby45 contributions
Couples
What a little gem. Absolutely loved this place. So many different areas to walk around with differing terrains and views.
I was shocked at the price of £12.95 per adult but it kind of made up for it with the views and the peacefulness.
Make sure you have walking boots!
Written April 18, 2022
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NorthStar272
14 contributions
We didn't arrive until around 2:30 and stayed until it closed at 5, barely seeing anyone around the whole time! Lovely views and some steep steps and slopes that may be difficult for some. We completed the enchanted trail in about 2/3 hours but could definitely spend longer exploring additional routes. Lots of options to cut the route shorter or choose a trickier path so accessible to all abilities.
Written May 9, 2021
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LordCadwell
Maidenhead, UK585 contributions
Family
Fantastic few hours spent exploring the paths, caves and woods. It's kept original and so much better for it, with uneven, narrow steps, squeezes, low headroom and slippery stone. The paths range from Broad gravelled ways to narrow, sometime muddy, clinging to the escarpment and undercut rockfaces.
Written June 1, 2021
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Ste baker
Kingswinford, UK480 contributions
Family
Been to the Santa Safari today with my wife and our 2 boys 7 & 4.

Can honestly say it’s the best Santa we’ve been to see and the whole experience was superb.

We were a bit worried after reading bad reviews but I can honestly say I couldn’t fault a thing.

Upon arrival at the hotel we went into a Christmas theme room with hot chocolate to have.

We then went up to the caves in a 4x4 land rover which was very cool.

Once at the caves we were met by friendly elves who told us where to go and explained the Covid rules.

The caves were great, very well decorated for lots of photo opportunities.

When we got to see Santa me and my wife were amazed how good he looked. With a real white beard and a friendly smile he was superb with the kids. Spent a good 5 minutes asking them questions and making them laugh.

The boys were given an avengers soft toy as a gift (better than a lot for the cheap rubbish we’ve had in the past)

You then leave the caves to stunning views before being taken back to the hotel in a 4x4.

Honestly couldn’t fault a single thing! Well done to everyone involved you really have made Christmas week feel magical.

Written December 21, 2020
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