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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

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Address: School Road, Craven Arms SY7 9RS, England
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+44 1588 676060
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

As the gateway to the Shropshire Hills, the Shropshire Hills Discovery...

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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A nice surprise

Chose this place as a stop-over after driving for a couple of hours. It is a an exhibition showing the history of the Shropshire Hills with a replica of a Mammoth skeleton... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 February 2017
Michael M
Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent all round , a very well versed and knowledgeable team are there to guide you and teach you about Shropshire and the are. They are keen to talk and interact, the food and especially the cakes were amazing. The walks are In a Beautiful are including parkland, woodland, riverside walks, marsh walk and a a pond dipping area also.... More 

Thank Jon H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a amazing time here plenty to see and do we took a picnic there's plenty of benches etc we took our 14 year old autistic daughters and she managed well not too noisy or busy

Thank Nikki L
United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely small museum, cafe and gift shop located near to Ludlow and the Shopshire hills. The entry was £3.50 for adult entry to the exhibition, and includes a small yet fascinating look the history of the area. It begins with a huge Mammoth skeleton and has many information boards giving an insight into the geology, history and... More 

Thank Eccentric87
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A woolly mammoth, fossils and a ballon ride over the Shropshire hills, what excitement all in one afternoon

Thank Anastasia901
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We stumbled on this Centre by accident and we were glad that we did. We received some great information about the surrounding areas and places to visit. The coffe shop is good and worth a visit.

Thank Joan B
Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Chose this place as a stop-over after driving for a couple of hours. It is a an exhibition showing the history of the Shropshire Hills with a replica of a Mammoth skeleton discovered some years ago. Have to pay to go in though. There is also a nice cafe where you can buy home made food at very reasonable prices.... More 

Thank Michael M
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Visited on a really dull, dank day but thoroughly enjoyed walking across the fields following the River Onny. Had visited Craven Arms many times as a child so re-visited the woods and fields of my childhood. Loads of leaflets to pick up detailing all the different walks, their lengths and a rough idea of difficulty. Returned to the lovely cafe... More 

Thank Janeva5
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Went here twice over the Christmas period 2016, lovely place to walk the dog, plenty of waste bins too. Has a lovely café and an exhibition of life throughout the ages in Shropshire where you will find the skeleton of a woolly mammoth and things for the little ones to do, only cost a few quid so worth a visit.... More 

Thank colink22
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So glad you enjoyed your visit. Our woolly mammoth Tusker has gone away to have a makeover. He has stood at the entrance for 15 years and was looking very tired as he has been sitting outside in all weathers. We look forward to welcoming him back as we do miss him. More 

West Midlands, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend stopped off on our way home as we weren't sure what else to do in the area. It was raining so we couldn't make use of the outdoor area unfortunately. I expected a little more from the place though - 'discovery' sounds very exciting and I was a little underwhelmed. Perhaps I was just there at the wrong... More 

Thank jl0ftus
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Do come back when the weather is nicer as there are some lovely walks from the centre. We have some short circular walks, but there are some longer walks to. We offer cookery courses from the exotic (Caribbean) to the classic (bread making) so do check out our website to see what we have going on in the centre throughout... More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I have been visiting the centre for many years since it first opened, but I have not been here for over 10 years. We called in with a group of us for lunch following a morning visit in the area. Despite being February, the cafe and centre was packed out. The food was good with a useful selection for lunch,... More 

Thank Cecil H
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So pleased you had a successful visit and that you will be coming back to see us again. Our food is all homemade from scratch in the Cafe but sorry there was a long queue. We have been extremely busy over the holidays. Glad you enjoyed the food and look forward to seeing you again. More 

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