Montgomery - 12 miles Lovely small Georgian town with an excellent 13th C ruined Castle that has fantastic views over the surrounding valley. There are a number of small independent shops in and around the market square including ladies and menswear, antiques, cafes, small supermarket, pubs and restaurants. Here you can access the Montgomery canal, which is 35 miles in length and passes through some of the most picturesque scenery in Britain. Short day trips and boat hire are available.
Newtown – 14 miles, is a market town with plenty of pubs and its 14 mile section of the Severn Way follows the Montgomery Canal. With it's wealth of history, wildlife, flat surfaced paths and lack of stiles it’s the perfect place to bring the family and your dog
Welshpool -18 miles is a market town with a blockbuster castle and garden. Just three miles from the border, it also attracts fans of trains, planes, automobiles and canals.
Church Stretton - 18 miles Nicknamed ‘Little Switzerland’ Church Stretton is an historic Market Town situated in the heart of the South Shropshire hills on the English/Welsh border known as The Marches. It has a charming array of small independent shops set amid beautiful countryside, with its wild uplands and breathtaking views. The Long Mynd rising above the west of the town is celebrated for walking, gliding, hang gliding and paragliding and is further renowned worldwide for its geology, with some of the oldest rock formations in existence.
Ludlow - 22 miles With its early Norman Castle, riverside, racecourse and more listed buildings than any other town in Britain Ludlow is the quintessential small English town. There is a excellent varied selection of small independent shops in the town and it is internationally known as a foodie hot spot boasting many good restaurants, some with Michelin stars. For a quick bite to eat try Vaughans in King Street which reputedly sells the tastiest sausage bap or hot pork sandwich anywhere in the UK! How many 5 star rated sandwich shops do you know?
Shrewsbury - 29 miles The County Town of Shropshire. A mid-sized modern shopping centre amongst the many independent traders in the much older buildings in and around Wyle Cop gives Shrewsbury it’s eclectic mix. The River Severn winds it’s way around in a horseshoe through the very centre of the town and makes for a lovely walk along the banks or, take a short boat trip and enjoy the views. The Birthplace of Charles Darwin Mount House can also be found along the river bank. It has a museum in the centre which is well worth a visit and features amongst many other exhibits an interesting Roman section. Out of the centre you will find most of the stores that you would expect to find in a town of this size.