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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

School Road, Craven Arms SY7 9RS, England
+44 1588 676060
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Delightful walk with a good cafe

We purchased a map of the walks and followed a short walk along the river. We were delighted to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geoff S
Hidden entrance fee

The exhibition, including seeing the mammoth, costs £5. This is not mentioned on the Home, Visitor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Catherine_VZ
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Guildford, 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.
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  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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School Road, Craven Arms SY7 9RS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We purchased a map of the walks and followed a short walk along the river. We were delighted to see a couple of bats flying low and darting around over the water obviously after small flying insects. A kingfisher darted across heading upstream and we...More

Thank Geoff S
Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your walk and got to see some of the lovely sights of our surrounding countryside. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibition, including seeing the mammoth, costs £5. This is not mentioned on the Home, Visitor Information or Mammoth pages of the website, or the leaflet that is downloadable from the website, so I hadn't realised and we didn't go in. There is not much...More

Thank Catherine_VZ
Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and for writing your review. We are sorry there was confusion about the admission charges for the exhibition. It does explain on the website that there are charges for that area of the Centre but we will look at how we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw an advert for Sunday lunch and decided to give it a try. Must say it was a pleasant surprise when the food arrived as having seen some plates coming out did not look much for £9.99. However when the vedge came along and on...More

Thank Doug Williams W
Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our popular Sunday lunches. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly and helpful staff. Nice centre with good facilities and has some great ideas for walks. Nice to do the different walks and well signposted as well

Thank LouColl
Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you enjoyed the walks in the stunning Shropshire Hills. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 25 September 2017

Spent an enjoyable time here. We did one of the short walks, then had a meal in the cafe, another lovely walk by the river where we sat and watched dippers! then we visited the museum side which was interesting and theaerial film show was...More

Thank dudie69
Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This is my second visit here. This time coffee and lunch break before visiting our first National Trust building of the weekend. The first time i visited i went round the museum. As i am a Shropshire girl at heart. I was very interested to...More

Thank Angela R
Shropshire Hill... D, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped here expecting great things but afraid they didn't deliver. It is interesting and a great place to visit with children but a little lacking something for my 92 year old mother and meMore

Thank StickBouncer
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

Thank you for your review. We are glad the children enjoyed the visit but are sorry you found it disappointing for yourself. We recommend the exhibition, a walk in the meadows and a stop in the café for your day out. There are also regular...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The centre itself is pretty average. It offers some attractions for children and a good start to find out about the area. A little drab in appearance inside. However the cafe is really good. Managed to get a breakfast even though 15 minutes outside of...More

Thank jezorchard
Management response:Responded 4 September 2017

Thank you for writing your review. We are glad you enjoyed the café and are sorry you found the rest of the Centre to be disappointing. We are run by a local charity so we rely on the income from our café, our shop and...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Really lovely walks here, and a large lake (I'm sure this is not the professional term for it) in the centre which you can access to. You can also make dens as you walk further on past the lake, which goes into a stream, making...More

Thank JARWSR76
Management response:Responded 31 August 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you enjoyed our Meadows and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 23 August 2017

Even though the Discovery Centre is very local to us, we often have walks around the meadows or further afield. They've got a great cafe and shop with some interesting products and the staff are really friendly and helpful. Also, the new feature show in...More

Thank youkillemwechillem
Management response:Responded 24 August 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you enjoyed the new exhibition and all that we have to offer here at the Centre. We hope to see you again soon.

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