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“An entertaining & educational attraction”

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
Ranked #7 of 26 things to do in Ludlow
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A popular working farm and museum that features practical demonstrations of historic farming methods using traditional skills and period horse-drawn machines.
Reviewed August 5, 2012

It was good to come back here after 15 years. We could see that there have been some expanding work done.
Seeing all the animals was lovely. We could see a smith, do not call him blacksmith, changing the shoes of an horse.

I would have loved it if there are more demonstrations, but we joined rather early.

It's a great day out.

We did have our lunch in the old school house. It's not a bad place to have your lunch.

Thank pa3ddg
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"feed the lambs"
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"whole family"
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"tv series"
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"baby chicks"
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

A party of 14 from a Solihull U3A have just spent a most interesting & worth-while visit to the Acton Scott Victorian working farm near Church Stretton in Shropshire.
We last went there with our grandchildren soon after it opened in 1975. Of course, like many other we saw the Victorian Farm TV series based on it. But the reality is much better than just seeing it on TV.
Justifiably popular with children and school-parties, it is fascinating for adults, especially if you are fortunate enough to have a conducted tour by one of the staff - well worth paying extra fro this . we were taken round by th Bailiff - his knowledge & enthusiasm added a new dimension to the experience.
It has NOT been "tarted up" or made a "tourist attraction" - you see life as it really was on a farm as it was about 130 years ago. Go with an enquiring mind, be prepared to ask questions, enter into the experience, use your imagination, and you will have a very worth-while visit.
AND do have coffee and cakes at The Old Schoolroom Cafe - excellent food & good value in authentic surroundings.
Another place you would be wise to visit

Thank icsinclair
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

We took our granddaughters here and they had a great time - there is so much for children to do and the staff certainly know how to get them involved.

Thank MadVic2002
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

We expected to see a historical farm actually working like all the brown signs are advertising, but how wrong could we have been? After paying £14 for 2 all we saw was a lot of old machinery one which was labeled wrong to do with cheese making. A women patting butter into shape was the only 'work' happening but even that was more of a demonstration. The farm was just there, no staff around nothing happening very flat and boring. It really should be renamed as farm museum then a working farm. We were there only three quarters of an hour so in an attempt to make it feel like more of a day-out we stopped for a coffee which again was disappointing and we left with our drinks unfinished.

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Reviewed June 30, 2012

The staff were informative. We watched butter being made and went to buy some afterwards. It was delicious. The cottages are next door. The information sheet gave as many filming locations as possible but some of the Victorian Farm was filmed off site. We had lunch in the cafe which had previously been Acton Scott school. The Farm Bailiff's cottage reminded me of my grandfather's home. The gardens were lovely. I thought it was good value and if you live nearby, the season ticket would be well worth considering if you have a young family to entertain.

Thank SpeedwayFan53
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