Tourist Attractions

Grinshill Hill

There is a brilliant viewing point here and it is only about a 20 minute drive away from The Acorns. The car park is at the top so there is no climbing to do unless you want to explore the footpaths and more viewing points.

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This viewing point is 2 minutes from the car park, see notice board for map of footpaths.

This is the place to visit on a clear day or if you need an evening stroll to watch the sun go down.

It can be combined with a visit to either the Moat or Sleap Airport, both within a few minutes drive from the Acorns!

The moat does breakfasts, lunch and afternoon teas and closes at four. It is upmarket but the service and food makes it well worth it. Great for coffee and cake as a special treat.

The cafe at Sleap Airport does all day breakfast and is a cheap and yummy menu. You can sit and watch the light aircraft as you eat. There is also a small airfield history museum. You can also book a flight too!

If you are a keen cyclist then the trails around here are beautiful.

We recommend to all our guests.

TOWNS

There are several large tourist towns nearby.

Chester and Shrewsbury are brimming with history and are worth a visit, just up the road! If you want a designer bargain stop off at Cheshire Oaks Shopping Outlet.

Ironbridge is famous for its museums and industrial history and is not too far away.

We also recommend Ludlow, Bishops Castle, there is a fantastic bakery and butchers at Much Wemlock, and our favourite for charity shops is Church Stretton ( we buy our bread from here ) and we eat here at Berry’s .

Llangollen is a popular river and canal tourist town an hour away. If you are a canal enthusiast then you must see the famous Telford Aquaduct too.

Want to spend an hour or so pootling about? Then we recommend The Ironworks near Oswestry, about 25 minutes away. There is a huge field of iron statues, amazing animals of all kinds! inside you can buy gifts from £3 to £3000all all fabulous crafted items. The food is good for lunch with yummy cakes!

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There are many walking trails and country lanes

The area around the canal town of Ellesmere is known as The Meres. The nearest of nine local lakes is Colemere just ten minutes drive away. It takes about 45minutes to walk around the mere. Some of our visitors have extended this walk along the canal taking a further half an hour to walk to Ellesmere along a pretty stretch of the canal through a tunnel and past another two meres.

We can also recommend a walk along the flight of locks at Grindley Brook near Whitchurch. It is an interesting area of the canal not far from the town and there is a small cafe serving lovely lunches and yummy cakes.

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