The Lees Apartment has been designed for couples seeking a central location for the attractions of Shropshire. You will find that you are well placed for the medieval town of Shrewsbury which is steeped in history but is equally excellent for theatre, cinema, bars, clubs and shops. Also in close proximity is Telford and district, where you can find many attractions including historic buildings, castles as well as the world famous Coalbroodale and Ironbridge museums.
That said the countryside surrounding Walcot offers many walks as well as the National Cycle Route (no. 81). Local amenities include shops (3 miles) and a pub restaurant (1/4 mile).Feel free to browse our website and contact us for further information.
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Just fifteen minutes away with Park & Ride facilities around the town. The town centre is packed with black & white timbered houses, narrow streets & alleyways. In fact it boasts over 600 listed buildings including the Castle, now a regimental museum & the world famous Shrewsbury Abbey, home of the fictional Brother Cadfael.
just 15 minutes away & there are Park & Ride facilities around the town. The town centre is packed with timber-framed black & white buildings, steep narrow streets and alleyways.In fact it has over 600 listed buildings including the Castle, now a regimental museum and the world-famous Shrewsbury Abbey.Charles Darwin was born and educated in Shrewsbury and you will find reminders of his association with the town including his home on The Mount.The River Severn forms a loop around the town centre offering gentle riverside walks or you can enjoy a trip on the new pleasure boat Sabrina. Next to the river you can relax in the beautiful Quarry Park, location for the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show.
Walcot Village is surrounded by a treasure of tourist attractions within a half hour drive, some being only 10 minutes away. The Wrekin overlooks the Lees Farm House & there are many walk trails & routes for the cyclist close to hand. It is said to be one of the oldest hills in England.
A delightful medieval historic township.The town grew around an abbey or monastery founded around 680ad. Merewalh,a son of King Penda of Mercia. King Penda installed his daughter Milburga as Abbess in 687. Milburg of Wenlock was credited with many miraculous works. The abbey flourished until around 874 when a Danish Viking attack occurred.In the 11th Century another religious house was built on the same site by Leofric, Earl of Mercia and Countess Godiva his wife. In the twelfth century this was replaced by a Cluniac priory, established by Roger de Montgomerie after the Norman Conquest, the ruins of which can still be seen and which is now in the hands of English Heritage. It prospered until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539.
Attingham Park was designed by George Steuart and was built in 1785 for Baron Berwick on the site of an earlier house built to by John Nash. It was the seat of the Barons of Berwick until that title became extinct in 1953. Between 1948 and 1971 an Adult Education College occupied the hall, run by Sir Richard Trevelyan.Attingham Park is now the regional headquarters of the National Trust and also on the estate is the Shropshire of Natural England. The Park was landscaped by Humphry Repton and includes woodlands and a deer park with between 200 and 300 head of Fallow Deer (according to season). The grounds also include walled gardens and an orchard. The River Tern flows through the middle of the park & joins the larger River Severn near the park boundary.
The volcanic rocks of the Stretton Hills in Shropshire are among some of the oldest in Britain. They include Caer Caradoc, the Long Mynd, Ragleth and the Lawley and provide spectacular views across the surrounding countryside, much of which is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
An English Heritage property located near the village of Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England. The ruins are from two different eras: a medieval stronghold and an Elizabethan era manor house. The buildings have been out of use since the 18th century.
A small town on the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge, in Shropshire, England. It lies in the civil parish of The Gorge, in the borough of Telford and Wrekin.Ironbridge developed beside, and takes its name from, the famous Iron Bridge, a 30 metre (100 ft) cast iron bridge that was built across the river in 1779.
Enjoy Blists Hill Victorian Town, the most widely visited museum in the area, where visitors can experience life in Victorian Britain. This is achieved through re-enactment by actors, as they mimic inhabitants of a past era in this unique open air museum. Delight over the elaborate period dress as you witness life in a Victorian town that is complete with authentic shops. Additionally, there is the opportunity to gain an insight into how Victorians lived and worked. There are lots to see and the facilities include a cafe, pub and restaurant. For added authenticity Blists Hills uses its own Victorian legal tender that can be exchanged on entry.
Hawkstone Historic Park & Follies is a unique place. Created in the 18th Century by the Hill family (Sir Rowland and his son Richard), Hawkstone became one of the greatest historic parklands in Europe. Centred around the Red Castle and the awe-inspiring Grotto Hill, it offers visitors hours of delight and excitement and stunning views of the Shropshire countryside and beyond.Hawkstone follies is a historic parkland that covers 100 acres. Intricate pathways, ravines, arches and bridges, the towering cliffs and follies, the hermit in his hermitage and King Arthur addressing his troops in the awesome caves combine to create a magical visit that can last around 3.5 exhilarating hours.
The castle of Acton Burnell is located in a remote village of the same name and isn't a traditional castle at all. It is one of several fortified manor houses located in Shropshire that would have been built for comfort, rather than battle, the most well known and best preserved of these being Stokesay Castle near Craven Arms.The castle is tucked away a few miles south of Shrewsbury, located half way between the village of Cressage and the A49 at Leebotwood.
On the site of the Roman city of Viroconium Cornoviorm, which was the fourth largest civitas capital in Roman Britain. In Old Welsh it was called Caer Guricon and may have served as the early post-Roman capital of the kingdom of Powys. Mercian encroachment forced the Welsh to move to Mathrafal castle sometime before AD 717. The main section of the Watling Street Roman road runs across England between Dubris (Roman Dover) and Wroxeter.