Things To Do In Shropshire

There are many things to do within an hour of Mountain Edge Resort.

Historic market towns, castles, steam railways, parks, roman ruins, visitor centres, nature walks, mountain bike trails, working farms, horse riding, paragliding, hot air ballooning, gliding, swimming, canoeing, golf, fishing, motor bike touring and much more are all available. We are happy to book anything ahead for you or point you in the right direction once you are here.

There’s always plenty to do in the Shropshire. Whatever your interest, you’ll find a huge range of events available, from guided walking & hiking, horse racing and country shows to farmers’ markets, art exhibitions, music & arts festivals, and of course we would encourage you to join us on a ride over those breath taking hills!

Just a five minute drive from Mountain Edge Shropshire is the small, historic market town of Church Stretton. Church Stretton, really is an area of outstanding beauty and often referred to as ‘Little Switzerland.’ As the name suggests, Church Stretton and its surroundings, form an ideal base for those country lovers and walking enthusiasts, it is also home to the famous Carding Mill Valley one of south Shropshires most beautiful areas . There are many cross-country routes, which are well marked for hikers, horse riders and mountain bikers alike.

The Long Mynd rises above the west of Church Stretton and is renowned for gliding, hang gliding and paragliding.  You can view where these activities take place on our outdoor activites page. If your preference is having your feet on the ground, there are many informative, guided walks and tours in this area of the world.

Church Stretton is also home to the second highest golf course in England, as well a beautiful Antiques market layed out over four floors.

Just a stone throw away, we also have; Shrewsbury, one of England’s finest medieval market towns and the birthplace of Charles Darwin. To the South we have Ludlow with its spectacular Castle and world renown arts & food festivals, which are held annually in the summer months.

The popular destainations nearby are endless. One of our favourites for quaint shops & family days out is The Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site & Museum. Ironbridge is set in the beautiful Severn Valley and the sun always seems to shine! Situated just next door, is the town of Much Wenlock, where Dr. William Penny Brookes inspired the Modern Olympic Games.

Take a look at our distance to attractions page, there really is something for everyone.

Below is a time from Mountain Edge to various attractions and towns in Shropshire.

Here is a quick guide to what is on by an average time in the car and quick links to see their websites. 

Within 0 to 15 minutes

WalkingActon Scott Working Farm Shropshire

Carding Mill Valley (National Trust)  Great for Picnics, Kids and Dog walking, further info here

Family To Do

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Acton Scott Working Farm

Golf Club

Church Stretton Golf Club

TownsChurch Stretton Golf Club Shropshire

Church Stretton

Craven Arms

Within 15 to 30 Minutes


Much Wenlock Abbey

Shrewsbury Abbey

CastlesWenlock Priory Shropshire

Clun Castle

Ludlow Castle

Shrewsbury Castle

Stokesay Castle


Wenlock Edge

wroxeter roman village shropshireClee Hills



Much Wenlock


Within 30 – 45 Minutes


Buildwas AbbeyBuildwas Abbey Shropshire

Haughmond Abbey

Acton Burnell Castle

Wroxeter Roman City




Severn Vally Railway BridgnorthWithin 45 – 60 Minutes


Powis Castle & Gardens (National Trust)

Steam Railway

Severn Valley Railway

Ironbridge Gorge Museum