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Moonrise Lodges is home to two luxury wooden lodges, set within our family farm in the spectacular Shropshire Hills: an area of outstanding natural beauty. Shropshire is one of the least crowded and most peaceful, rural areas in the UK; perched on the border of England and Wales, there is plenty to see and do here in this beautiful county.

First-time visitors to Shropshire are always amazed by the fantastic range of activities, attractions and scenery, as well as the large selection of National Trust and English Heritage sites. There are plenty of reasons why you should choose Shropshire as your 2021 staycation destination; here are just some of the reasons why…

 

Exercise Your Mind & Body

Shropshire is home to glorious rolling hills and sparkling lakes, providing the perfect opportunity to clear your head and breathe in that crisp, fresh air. From kayaking on the River Severn to mountain biking on the Long Mynd, not to mention the hundreds of walking routes to embark upon, there is something to suit everyone here in this area of outstanding natural beauty.

Visitors flock from near and afar to discover the wide variety of exotic wildlife, geology and the spectacular views that the Shropshire Hills has to offer. Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd provides a plethora of opportunities for keen walkers, cyclists and horse riders; whereas Hawkstone Park Follies is a fascinating historic site with cliffs, caves and magical woodland, making for the ideal family day out.

 

Nearby Activities & Adventures

Why not learn a new skill or embark upon a unique experience during your stay here in Shropshire?! The county is home to various outdoor activities, food and drinking experiences and family-friendly adventures, such as farm attractions and museums.

The Stiperstones is a bustling hub of activity; featuring fascinating ancient mines, whinberry picking, rock climbing and abseiling courses. If you’re a history lover and are keen on discovering more about Victorian life, we highly recommend visiting the Iron Bridge Gorge Museums: a collection of ten award-winning museums perched beside the idyllic River Severn.

Ancient Ruins & Historical Landmarks

Shropshire is nestled between two UNESCO world heritage sites, with plenty of historical sites just a stone’s throw away. The county is home to a whopping 32 castles, as well as ancient Roman ruins and traditional churches.

Montgomery is the nearest town from Moonrise Lodges, boasting a splendid 13th Century castle which is totally free to look around. Powys Castle also makes for a fun family day out, boasting a strong portfolio of traditional paintings, sculptures, furniture and tapestries; and not to mention the picturesque award-winning gardens.

 

Top-Class Cuisine & Drinking Holes

Our county is well-known for its mix of local delicacies and global favourites, with many venues catering to vegans and vegetarians. Whatever your budget or tastes, there are plenty of award-winning restaurants, cosy cafes and bustling pubs to enjoy.

A special mention must be given to Ludlow: a thriving medieval market town with a strong reputation for quality food and drinks. The world-famous Ludlow Food & Drink Festival is held within the town square every September; guests travel from all over to taste the local delicacies and world-class street food on offer.

 

Independent Shops & Artisan Gifts

The wonderful towns of Shropshire host a brilliant collection of small boutique shops, independent cafes and local restaurants. Many of the towns also hold regular markets on certain days of the week/month.

If you’re searching for a unique shopping experience, look no further than Shrewsbury. This medieval market town is one of England’s finest, with an amazing range of independent shops and cafes lining the streets. In fact, Shrewsbury has the longest uninterrupted row of independent shops in the UK!

 

If you’re seeking a relaxing rural escape this year, Moonrise Lodges is the place for you. Our lodges provide the ideal base to explore Shropshire; one of Britain’s most fascinating and beautiful counties.

Published on 13th January 2021 by Caroline Brook

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