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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

School Road, Craven Arms SY7 9RS, England
+44 1588 676060
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Lots to do for all

There are lots of walks signposted from here suitable for all abilities (including wheelchair... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Julie-Ann B
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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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Relaxing afternoon

We spent a great 5 hours here. Parking was just £1 donation ( not compulsory). The centre has a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ct4169-1
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As the gateway to the Shropshire Hills, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is all about exploring nature and we have lots of walks and trails for you to enjoy with guided walks starting at the Discovery Centre. Drop into our licensed café for frothy coffees, homemade cakes, local lunches and Shropshire Cream Teas. We also serve up amazing Sunday lunches to.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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School Road, Craven Arms SY7 9RS, England
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"shropshire hills"
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"woolly mammoth"
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"cream tea"
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"hot air balloon"
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"nice walk"
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"cakes"
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"great place to visit"
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"interesting visit"
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"helpful staff"
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"display area"
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"local produce"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are lots of walks signposted from here suitable for all abilities (including wheelchair routes), varying distances and taking in a variety of scenery. There is a children's play area, shop, toilets and an exhibition. The video shows a distance view of the iron age...More

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Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting and for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent a great 5 hours here. Parking was just £1 donation ( not compulsory). The centre has a number of walks staring from here. We took the riverside walk which was a lovely circular walk. When we arrived back, we were told that one...More

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Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our caravan hols and looking for both a spot of lunch and also somewhere where we could run the dogs off lead. This fits the bill! Delicious food, but be careful serving times are strict, and then a super stroll in the nature walk...More

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Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you enjoyed your trip and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driven past many times on A49 to Chester and then Scotland. Determined to plan journey to stop. Then determined to stop on way back aswell !! Interesting stuff, lovely dog friendly,Nice food options . Good staff especially comunity linkage aspects. Will visit again just because...More

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Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stop here and we would be happy to assist you again when you are next passing by.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for adults and kids some great views and walks, food in restaurant/ cafe was good size portions, local produce and great value

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Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your trip and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Called in as was intrigued by the virtual hot air balloon ride. This was in an exhibition area that you had to pay for. It was a bit of a disappointment as although it was a stunning film it of Shropshire but was certainly not...More

Thank Helen C
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Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and for your review. We are sorry you were disappointed to find the balloon film had gone, this was replaced by a HD film shot from a drone last year as part of the improvements that were made on our exhibition....More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

The main and only attraction is the mammoth. Takes about twenty minutes to go round. Nice centre though and good cafe. The meadow walks are very short. Oh and dogs are not allowed inside at all contrary to website.More

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Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and for your review. We are sorry there has been a misunderstanding with regards our policy on dogs in the Centre. If you would like to contact us to let us know where the mistake is on our website, we would...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

If you can walk there is plenty to do but the visit to the centre only takes 10 minutes to go around. Can recommend the coffee shop.More

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Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and for your review. We are sorry you found your visit lacking in things to do. Whilst we do have an offer for walks at our Centre, including our 30 acres of meadows, we find a lot of our visitors also...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

We often visit this godsend for walking the dogs and ourselves and for eating in the café. There has been so much thought put into the services provided at the site and there is everything from shaded parking for Disabled to wonderful items for all...More

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Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for visiting and for your lovely review. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We loved visiting the Onny Meadows, watching the dragonflies at the new hotspot. The cafe offers a great range of snacks and meals with something for the whole family. Whinberry ice cream was delicious!

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Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thank you for visiting and for your review. We are very proud of our species hot spots and our locally sourced cafe. We hope to see you again soon.

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