Shropshire Historic and Architectural Properties and Gardens

Shropshire Castles, Abbeys, Churches, Houses, Estates and Gardens, Industrial Heritage attractions and museums (English Heritage / National Trust / others) many with brief details of disabled access.
Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Shropshire Attractions and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed


Attingham Park (NT) - estate and 18th century mansion, with “masculine” and “feminine” sides, artworks, period furniture, currently have costumed staff in the hall on Wednesdays, walled garden, parkland, playarea, walks, shop, cafe, tea rooms - "Attingham Park has mainly good access, with level access to the mansion, shop, Carriage House café, welcome centre and bookshop and accessible park pathways" - note some paths have a rough surface, accessible toilets, Changing Places toilet (req radar key)changing-places-icon, Trampers available, map of accessible grounds route available


Benthall Hall (NT) - Broseley - built in 1535 but there have been Benthalls living on this site since the medieval period and still tenanted by the Benthall family today, interesting features to see in the house, including the staircase, wood panelling and plaster ceilings, gardens (noted for their crocuses), walks around the park and woodland, tea room - accessible toilet, no disabled access to the reception, ramp available on request to access house but only wheelchair access to the Entrance Hall. It is possible to access the main areas of the garden without having to go up or down any steps


Boscobel House (EH) - Brewood - its Royal Oak tree became famous as hiding places of King Charles II after defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651, guided tours of the Hunting Lodge, Victorian farmyard, gardens (typical of the 17th-century) and a descendant of The Royal Oak - Limited wheelchair access via the shop or side gate. No wheelchair access to house and exhibition, virtual tour available in shop, accessible toilet, baby changing facilities


Buildwas Abbey (EH) - Impressive ruins of a Cistercian abbey, including its unusually unaltered 12th century church and beautiful vaulted chapter house with tiled-floored chapter house - "No ramps but low stonework can be got over with a strong pusher.... Five steps down to the Cloisters; four steps into the Crypt; four 4 steps into the Chapter House". Most of site accessible via rough grass surfaces, accessible toilet


Daniels Mill (Daniels Mill Trust)- Eardington, Nr Bridgnorth - a fully working watermill with a tearoom, set in a deep in a wooded valley next to a viaduct carrying the Severn Valley Railway - views of the waterwheel, viaduct and grounds are easily accessible but please be aware that,as an historic listed building, there are some steep steps to enter the mill and inside the mill itself


Dorothy Clive Garden - Willoughbridge, Market Drayton - an old gravel quarry converted to gardens, waterfall, rhododendrons, azaleas and woodland plants, tea room - a designated wheelchair access route in the garden, many seats around the garden, ramped access to the tea room


Dudmaston Hall (NT) - the family home of Mr and Mrs Mark Hamilton-Russell, a home for over 875 years but with a modern twist, traditional rooms from the panelled entrance hall to the sunlit library, guest bedrooms with their unusual 1960's wallpaper and then view the contrasting collections of Sir George's Modern and Spanish Art in his galleries with Lady Rachel's Watercolours and Botanical illustrations. Exhibition Gallery, Gardens with Modern Art sculptures, 3,000 acres estate, tea room, shop - Ramped entrance to building, three wheelchairs available, ground floor accessible, stairs to other floors, induction loop, Braille guide, large print guide, baby changing facilities, Partly accessible grounds. Map of accessible route


Hodnet Hall Gardens - Hodnet, Market Drayton - Over 60 acres of flowers, trees, lawns and ornamental pools, waterfowl, cafe - Unfortunately we have no accessibility info for this site


Ludlow Castle - walk through the Castle grounds and see the ancient houses of kings, queens, princes, judges and the nobility, tea room, shop - Unfortunately we have no accessibility info for this site


Stokesay Castle (EH) - constructed at the end of the 13th century and is the finest and best-preserved fortified medieval manor house in England, cafe, shop - Wheelchair Loan available, Limited access for wheelchair users, due to many staircases. No ramps or lifts. Not accessible for motorised scooters. Manual wheelchair users are advised to bring an assistant, and you may need to be able to leave the wheelchair briefly. Induction Loop in the visitor reception


Weston Park - Weston-under-Lizard, Nr Shifnal - Stately home in 1000 acres, has Victorian Library with over 3,000 books, the unique Gobelin tapestries, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, one of the country’s most impressive collections of paintings including works by renowned artists such as Sir Anthony Van Dyck. Capability Brown landscape, Walled Garden, Garden - Walks, Formal Gardens, a Maze, an Orchard and an Adventure Playground, Granary Grill & Deli, Art Gallery - accessible toilets and baby changing facility, the House has a lift which can be made available for public/guests to use if accompanied by a staff member, auditorium has a loop system, 70% of the formal gardens available to wheelchair users (stair climber available for remaining 30%)


Wroxeter Roman City (EH) - Discover urban-living 2,000 years ago at Viriconium (Wroxeter) - once the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. Wander the remains of the bathhouse and explore a reconstructed town house from a city which was almost as large as Pompeii, audio tour, museum, reconstructed town house, cafe, shop Ramped access to visitor centre. Site mostly accessible, except some areas within walls, via smooth grass, cobbles, and loose and compacted gravel paths, accessible toilets, baby change facilities, Braille guides, The Education centre (may be booked in advance) has pottery, fabric and armour to touch.


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