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“Good for all the family”

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
Ranked #7 of 27 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 September 22, 2012

A fantastic place to visit whether its just adults or you have young children with you, it gives them the chance to see how farming used to be done and how hard people had to work. It brings you closer to nature. A really great day out, and you do need a day to enjoy it.

Thank 15Bae
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Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

Really friendly staff/volunteers. And very pretty grounds. Improvements could be made by way of bringing the old wagons out of the sheds so they can be seen and admired properly. Also it'd be nice for the animals if the shire horses weren't tied up facing the corner of their stable and the poor donkey unable to turn around in its stall. It'd be nice to see them properly

Thank stiffmouse
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

We wanted to visit the farm after enjoying the TV programme made here. We weren't disappointed. There are various demonstrations throughout the day and we enjoyed watching the wheelwright at work. We joined a walking tour of the farm buildings hosted by a very friendly, informative and enthusiastic ' guide' - he really made our visit worth every penny of the entrance fee. There are plenty of animals to see and interact with. The one minus was that the tea room/restaurant seemed to struggle to cope at times - particularly when coach parties arrived en masse . We would probably take a picnic and some drinks in the future to avoid the long queues. A lovely place to spend a few hours and amazing to see somewhere that still uses very traditional farming methods. We felt our entrance fee was really going to a worthy cause and we hope that this attraction goes from strength to strength.

Thank RHGH
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Spent an very pleasant afternoon here with the grandchildren and it was the fantastic staff that made the day for them. A lovely lady made a corn dolly with each of them taking time to explain things as they went along. The piglets were sweet and the shire horses huge but we were able to stroke them quite safetly. When we visited there was a smelters convention taking place which may sound boring but was really interesting seeing hoe the furnaces were made etc.This place is owned by Shropshire Museum Service and we were told that funding may be withdrawn which would be a shame. It does need some investment and some areas need improving..it would be a shame to let this place go as it has alot of things going for it.

Thank Mrsheathershaw
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

We loved "Victorian Farm" - we have the DVD, and the Christmas DVD, and the book . . . so we had to visit when we were in the area. What a beautiful place this is ! The aged trees and the calm are my strongest memories. The staff were very friendly and we found this much freer than the average working museum - you can go in and out of places and up and down stairs without feeling that people are watching you all the time, about to tell you off ! My son particularly loved the roadbuilder's and shepherd's huts. I rather fell for the Tamworth piglets ! We didn't use the cafe but it looked lovely, and very sensibly there are toilets as you go into the building (a handsome black-and-white schoolhouse), so you don't feel obliged to buy food because your child needs the loo ! Although the paths stretch for some distance they are well-maintained and we saw several wheelchair-using visitors negotiating the farm without difficulty. Reasonably priced and well worth a visit if you like animals or enjoy history.

Thank 3wheeledcrumpet
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