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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

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Great for a stop over

As discovery centres go this is one of the better ones, we do not normally bother with them but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
lynne j
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Dartford, United Kingdom
Well Worth a Visit!

This is a lovely place to stop and take a break. Very interesting Center with great information... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BuckaneerFlorida
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As the gateway to the Shropshire Hills, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is all about exploring nature and we have lots of walks and trails for you to enjoy with guided walks starting at the Discovery Centre. Drop into our licensed café for...more
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School Road, Craven Arms SY7 9RS, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As discovery centres go this is one of the better ones, we do not normally bother with them but good choice to visit this one. Good shop with an interesting range of goodies ( not all of them expensive). Easy walks from the centre. Only...More

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ShropshireHillsDC, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting and for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stop with us and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely place to stop and take a break. Very interesting Center with great information. Had a lovely meal in the restaurant, and the prices were quite cheap! We didn't venture into the park (it was raining!), but it looked a great place...More

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ShropshireHillsDC, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found the centre well laid-out, informative and interesting. The exhibition was interesting and well laid-out with a nice ten minute video. Took us about 40/50 mins to walk around it. Cafe was busy with a lot of locals which speaks of the quality at a...More

Thank Richard J
Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and for your review. We are glad you found the centre informative and interesting and we take all comments on board for improvement. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The kids wanted to go here when we drove past to go to Stokesay Castle so we stopped off after to have a look. The kids wanted to go around the exhibition to see the Shropshire Mamonth but was £13.50 for a family. I can't...More

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Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our meadows and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on our way home from from South Wales, it’s an ideal stop over for lunch where the children can burn of some energy and we can stretch our legs. We didn’t go in the cafe but it looked busy so that must...More

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Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the meadows and we take all comments and feedback on board.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A brilliant day out. Stopped for coffee and cake and a wander round the exhibition. Exhibition was well laid out and informative. Both children (15 and 11) enjoyed walking round and reading all the information. Plenty of outdoor space to walk dogs afterwards. The shop...More

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Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and for your lovely review. We are so glad you all enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

There are lots of walks signposted from here suitable for all abilities (including wheelchair routes), varying distances and taking in a variety of scenery. There is a children's play area, shop, toilets and an exhibition. The video shows a distance view of the iron age...More

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Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Thank you for visiting and for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed August 12, 2018

We spent a great 5 hours here. Parking was just £1 donation ( not compulsory). The centre has a number of walks staring from here. We took the riverside walk which was a lovely circular walk. When we arrived back, we were told that one...More

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Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed July 25, 2018

On our caravan hols and looking for both a spot of lunch and also somewhere where we could run the dogs off lead. This fits the bill! Delicious food, but be careful serving times are strict, and then a super stroll in the nature walk...More

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Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you enjoyed your trip and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed July 24, 2018

Driven past many times on A49 to Chester and then Scotland. Determined to plan journey to stop. Then determined to stop on way back aswell !! Interesting stuff, lovely dog friendly,Nice food options . Good staff especially comunity linkage aspects. Will visit again just because...More

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Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stop here and we would be happy to assist you again when you are next passing by.

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SusanM3234
August 21, 2018|
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Response from ShropshireHillsDC | Property representative |
Hello. We are no longer connected to the library. That is now at CASCA at the other end of town. We are on the side of the A49 at the south end of Craven Arms. The library used to be here when we were run by the council.
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