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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

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Address: School Road, Craven Arms SY7 9RS, England
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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

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Michael M
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This would be ideal for kids, but I went as an adult and still had a blast. Doesn't take long to go around, but it's reasonably-priced and also good to do on a rainy day!

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Thank danecobain
Management response:

Glad to hear you all enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon. More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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459 reviews
220 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We paid £3.50 each to visit the exhibition which was OK. There were several boards to read about the local area and a short film to watch about a balloon flight over the hills. We also had tea and cakes in their cafe, which were reasonably priced and tasty. There are some quick easy walks around their grounds, many of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Angu5
Management response:

Thank you for your review. Throughout 2017, we will be making improvements to the exhibition, including a new panoramic film and interactive elements throughout so there will be even more to enjoy for those that have visited before. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. More 

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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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 

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Thank Jon H
Management response:

Thank you for your lovely review, very pleased to hear you found our team friendly and helpful. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

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

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Thank Nikki L
Management response:

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and found the centre easy to use. We are currently in the process of improving our paths around the meadows to allow all ability access so maybe you can explore those on your next visit. We hope to see you again soon. More 

United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

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 

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Thank Eccentric87
Management response:

We are glad you enjoyed your visit, thank you for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate the film in the exhibition needs some improvement and works on this and interactive elements to the exhibition will be happening throughout 2017. We hope to see you again soon and hope you will be suitably impressed by the improvements. Maybe... More 

Aylesbury
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

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

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Thank Anastasia901
Management response:

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Joan B
Management response:

Thank you for your review. We are glad you found us helpful and enjoyed our cafe where all food is made from scratch on the premises. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Wirral, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Michael M
Management response:

Thank you for stopping off to see us. We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon when you're passing by. More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Janeva5
Management response:

We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you return soon now that the weather seems to be improving, the meadows really are beautiful now Spring is here. All food made in the cafe is done so from scratch on the premises so we are thrilled you enjoyed it. Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely... More 

Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

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Thank colink22
Management response:

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 

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