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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

School Road, Craven Arms SY7 9RS, England
+44 1588 676060
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Fantastic Place to Visit

Just on the side of the A49, this is the perfect place to take a break from travelling, if you are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jj20112011
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
Outstanding daytime cafe

The Visitor Centre is nice and the cafe is brilliant. Lovely place to take a break. Lovely home... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rclaytop
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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School Road, Craven Arms SY7 9RS, England
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+44 1588 676060
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Just on the side of the A49, this is the perfect place to take a break from travelling, if you are just calling by or if you have more time to explore the area. The food in the café is fantastic and the meadows out...More

Thank jj20112011
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Our new exhibition launches on 24th July so worth another visit to explore when you are next in the area.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Visitor Centre is nice and the cafe is brilliant. Lovely place to take a break. Lovely home cooked food. Puddings to die for. And inexpensive.

Thank rclaytop
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Pleasant place with some children's activities. Lovely place to walk around and it has a cafeteria. Free to walk around the grounds and there are free doggy bags around the site.

Thank Brian E
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon, to enjoy our new all ability access paths around the meadows and our new exhibition with interactive elements and a brand new panoramic film.

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Have a perfect family day out. Go to Shropshire Hills, have a lovely cup of coffee and a scrumptions cake , go see the mammoth, let the kids dress up as Saxons. Watch the wide screen video of the history of area. Let the kids...More

Thank carolejoyceL
Management response:Responded 4 June 2017

Thank you for your visiting and for taking the time to write your review. Coming soon are new and exciting interactive elements in our exhibition as well as a brand new film in a refurbished rotunda so even more for your family to enjoy. We...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We visited with friends on Sunday 7th May and enjoyed a beautiful circular walk guided walk led by Keith Pybus through the Woods to see the bluebells and wonderful countryside . The centre itself is well appointed with a good shop and with helpful staffMore

Thank David B
Management response:Responded 23 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed the walk, it really was perfect weather for it. We do hope you had chance to use your 10% discount card to refresh in the café on your return....More

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on a rainy day when our planned walk was cut short due to the weather. Small museum based on local geology and mammoth remains which were interesting enough but to be honest it was very disappointing with just a few information boards and...More

Thank GH24
Management response:Responded 19 May 2017

Thank you for your review, we are sorry you didn't find your visit enjoyable. The café is a great place to stop in the wet weather to get a drink and a bite to eat and as you saw, very popular. Our shop houses many...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

After setting this museum featured on a recent TV programme we visited and enjoyed learning about the ancient history and the bones of the mammoth found in Shropshire. The audio visual film was also very good.

Thank Karen H
Management response:Responded 17 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are so glad you enjoyed our exhibition. Do call back again during the Summer, we will have a brand new film and some new interactive exhibits introduced. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We visited at the May bank holiday weekend and it was rather busy. We paid to see the mammoth my husband was disappointed that it was a replica, although it was fascinating to see. The part of the centre is catered more for children. We...More

Thank Jo S
Management response:Responded 5 May 2017

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you found the mammoth fascinating, we can only display a replica as the real bones must be kept in climate controlled storage and aren't all put together to form the...More

Reviewed 31 March 2017

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!

Thank danecobain
Management response:Responded 2 April 2017

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

Reviewed 31 March 2017

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...More

Thank Angu5
Management response:Responded 2 April 2017

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...More

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