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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
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Michael M
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
Wirral, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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 

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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 

West Midlands, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

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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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505 reviews
174 attraction reviews
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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 

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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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48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

As well as stocking information on what to do & where to go in Shropshire this center has a wide range of gifts, maps, books, toys & produce. The coffee shop is very good with a choice of snacks, cakes & light bites. The loo's are spotless & finally the staff went out of their way to help us &... More 

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Thank beverley597
Craven Arms, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

My Husband and I took my Grandson aged twelve here for the afternoon, I had been before about thirteen years ago with my Neice who was seven at the time, and my 85 year old Mother. We had thoroughly enjoyed the visit and expected the same again. It had all changed except for the Mammoth skeleton, the simulated hot air... More 

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Thank Cynthia H
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We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your walk with your family in the Onny Meadows, it’s very pretty and as you say particularly so on a sunny day when you may be fortunate to see kingfishers skimming over the River Onny. However, we were sorry to hear of your disappointment with the exhibits inside the exhibition. The mammoth skeleton... More 

Craven Arms, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
80 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Being local, I often walk along the river here. It's level going and offers a few little interesting activities for younger people to enjoy in the lovely Shropshire countryside. Also, watch for the red kite feeding in mid afternoon. If you're lucky, you may catch a glimpse of these wonderful birds.

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Thank youkillemwechillem
Management response:

Thank you for your lovely comments. The Kites are amazing. Such graceful creatures and we love them here at the centre. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We stopped for lunch here on a visit to the area. The centre is easily accessible and has some pleasant walks outside. We did not go in the exhibition but enjoyed looking at the art work displayed there.

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