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The Bog Visitor Centre

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The Bog Visitor Centre

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WorldwideRover007 wrote a review Nov 2019
United States2,486 contributions102 helpful votes
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The place is unique as it used to be a school and was converted into a visitor centre for The Bog which was a giant mining site from 1700s to 1922. It has a small cafe, info on the walking trails, free parking nearby, and bathrooms. The center also has some historical aspects such as a geological garden, historical photographs, and part of the aerial that used to haul the mine's product.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Colin B wrote a review Nov 2019
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom29 contributions18 helpful votes
Volunteers have made this place what it is over the past few years and you are always made welcome here during it's summer opening hours. We visit 2-3 times a year for the best cuppa with homemade scones for miles around, the fruit cakes pretty good as well! If family history is your thing there is a mass of information available if you have a family connection with this area.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Evelyn G wrote a review Oct 2019
Welshpool, United Kingdom33 contributions12 helpful votes
Wonderful place, full of information about the area and lovely crafts. I recommend a visit, great tea and cakes
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Date of experience: October 2019
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BillTheLizard wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom40 contributions18 helpful votes
The Stiperstones is an outstanding area and a superb place to visit for walking. This information centre and cafe is very handy as there is little else in the immediate vicinity. Do not expect a full menu or to be able to stock up on things for a day in the country - it is a well-run visitor centre offering a lot of information, good cakes and tea, and some nice locally produced crafts. Part of the beauty of the area is that it has been left to be very "natural" with only the minimum of intervention. This visitor centre is unobtrusive and does not impose: it provides good information for first time visitors and a welcome retreat after a good walk on the stiperstones. There is a car park close to the visitor center (again nicely unobtrusive), which is also fine for the start of a longer walk. There is also another car park further up the hill which is a bit more convenient if you aim is just to walk up to the ridge and back.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Karen C wrote a review Sep 2019
9 contributions4 helpful votes
Worth a visit for coffee and cake and advice on local walks. Lots of interesting local crafts on sale too.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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