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Acton Burnell Castle - Things to Know Before Visiting

Old Walls, Shrewsbury SY5 7PE, UK

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Wroxeter Roman City
Wroxeter Roman City7.51km from Acton Burnell Castle

Discover urban-living 2,000 years ago at Viriconium - once the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. Wander the remains of the bathhouse and explore a reconstructed town house from a city which was almost as large as Pompeii. Discover the daily lives of the people who lived here with the audio tour and through their objects - found here and on display in the museum.

National Trust - Attingham Park Estate: Cronkhill

The National Trust's Cronkill House on the Attingham Park Estate, Shropshire, is an Italianate villa designed by John Nash. It stands proudly on a hillside with stunning views across the Attingham Estate. Discover this striking house, stroll around the gardens and enjoy one of Shropshire’s hidden gems.

National Trust - Attingham Park
National Trust - Attingham Park8.56km from Acton Burnell Castle

Attingham Park is an English country house and estate in Shropshire. Located near the village of Atcham, on the B4380 Shrewsbury to Wellington road. It is owned by the National Trust. It is a Grade I listed building. The Estate comprises roughly 4,000 acres, but during the early 1800s extended to twice that amount at 8,000 acres. The extensive 640 acres parkland and gardens of Attingham have a Grade II* Listed status.

Caer Caradoc
Caer Caradoc8.7km from Acton Burnell Castle

Caer Caradoc is a hill in the English county of Shropshire. It overlooks the town of Church Stretton and the village of All Stretton and offers panoramic views to the north towards the Wrekin, east to Wenlock Edge, and west over the nearby Long Mynd. On a clear day it is possible to see the hills of north-east Wales to the north, the high-rise buildings of Birmingham to the east, Worcester Beacon in the Malvern Hills to the south-east, and Hay Bluff in the Black Mountains and the peaks of the Br

Much Wenlock Museum
Much Wenlock Museum9.14km from Acton Burnell Castle

A beautiful little museum is located on the High Street opposite the Square. Its displays tell the story of the town and surrounding area, the links between Dr. William Penny Brookes and the Modern Olympic Games, and the geology of Wenlock Edge. It has been described by Mark Rowe of the Independent newspaper as "...one of the world's great little museums."

Wenlock Priory
Wenlock Priory9.25km from Acton Burnell Castle

Wenlock Priory was founded in the year AD 680 by the King of Mercia, Merewalh, for his daughter Milburga, who served as abbess until her death in 722. It was initially a double house, with quarters for nuns and monks. The impressive remains we see today were built between the early eleventh to late fifteenth centuries, bu the priory was not the first religious building on this site. Parts of the building became a house later known as "Wenlock Abbey", which is privately owned, but most of Wenloc

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Shropshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. It is bordered by Wales to the west and the English counties of Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, Worcestershire to the southeast, and Herefordshire to the south.

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