The Ironbridge in the Ironbridge Gorge
Powys Castle near Welshpool
The Cardingmill Valley near Church Stretton
Attingham Park near Shrewsbury

Nearby attractions in Shropshire and Mid-Wales

Attingham Park:  National Trust owned mansion built in 1785 located in beautiful grounds landscaped by Repton. A visit to the house and grounds is a Shropshire must
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Powis Castle:  The world-famous garden, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare and tender plants. Laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles, it retains its original lead statues and an orangery on the terraces. High on a rock above the terraces, the castle, originally built circa 1200, began life as a medieval fortress..
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Ironbridge Gorge:  Ironbridge offers a series of museums, spread along the banks of the River Severn. Ironbridge was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution.
Visit Ironbridge Gorge website ....

Hawkstone Historic Park & Follies:  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.
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Shrewsbury Castle:  The Castle was acquired by the Corporation of Shrewsbury in 1924 through the generosity of Shropshire Horticultural Society and now houses the spectacular collections of the Shropshire Regimental Museum Trust including pictures, uniforms, medals, weapons and other equipment from the 18th Century to the present day.
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Ellesmere:  The Mere at Ellesmere is the largest and most spectacular of the nine glacial meres around the 'North Shropshire Lake District' .
Visit The Shropshire Mere's website ....

Cardingmill valley:  Covering as much as 2,000 hectares (4,942 acres) of heather-covered hills with stunning views of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Welsh hills. An important place for wildlife, geology, landscape and archaeology, with excellent visitor facilities and information in Carding Mill Valley.
Visit Longmynd website ....