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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Quirky, but quite impressive

Call in on a road trip but this would make a great resource for those staying longer - particularly... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Navigator85779
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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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Great for a quick lunch

Came here before catching my train. Very nice food and a great discovery centre. I had no idea a... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Sarah D
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Troon, Scotland, 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...more
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School Road, Craven Arms SY7 9RS, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Holidaying in Ludlow, a local recommended the food at the Discovery Centre. I was not disappointed, neither was my dog, by the huge portion of Sunday roast beef. The queen of puddings was a first for me. It was delicious. The lady taking my order...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Bonfire event at the Discovery Centre. All I can say is GO NEXT YEAR. The firework display was absolutely amazing, there was a massive bonfire, a hog roast, hot dogs and burgers and a Wood's bar. Including stuff for the kids,...More

Thank Les T
ShropshireHillsDC, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review and for coming along to our bonfire and firework event. This event is one of our main fundraisers for the year and we really appreciate everyone's support. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Half term visit with our granddaughter, daughter and son in law, we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the walk afterwards. Also the lunch was good too.

Thank Q9853LLpetera
ShropshireHillsDC, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our centre and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can I congratulate Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre on their excellent customer service. I visited recently & had a small problem. On my return home, some distance away, I contacted SHDS & spoke to Grant (the Manager?) & he was extremely helpful in sorting out my...More

Thank RobertS12391
ShropshireHillsDC, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind review, we certainly do pride ourselves on our customer service. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Decided to go out for the afternoon with my 2 year old daugther and go for lunch out with her and a walk after. This was my first time at the discovery centre and was really looking forward to the afternoon. Upon arrival I decided...More

Thank Claire N
ShropshireHillsDC, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your walks but we are very sorry to hear of your experience in our cafe. This sounds very out of the ordinary as we are always praised on our excellent customer service, we are sorry to hear you did not...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Call in on a road trip but this would make a great resource for those staying longer - particularly those taking advantage of the fine walking setting. We stopped for lunch, each of the the four of us having something different from the wide, home...More

Thank Navigator85779
ShropshireHillsDC, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

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

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Came here before catching my train. Very nice food and a great discovery centre. I had no idea a mammoth had been found here! A great shop too.

Thank Sarah D
ShropshireHillsDC, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for visiting. We are glad you enjoyed our Centre and learnt about our mammoth story. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 30 September 2018

Well laid out centre things for all the family, shop,cafe and helpfull staff with maps and advice for the walks. We had limited time and did the hours walk on only meadow very interesting would return for more walks. My only comment is that some...More

Thank Mary L
ShropshireHillsDC, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thank you for visiting and for your comments. We take them all on board as we aim to continually improve our visitor experience. We look forward to seeing you again as you enjoy more walking in our stunning surroundings.

Reviewed 20 September 2018

As discovery centres go this is one of the better ones, we do not normally bother with them but good choice to visit this one. Good shop with an interesting range of goodies ( not all of them expensive). Easy walks from the centre. Only...More

Thank lynne j
ShropshireHillsDC, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Thank you for visiting and for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stop with us and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 15 September 2018

This is a lovely place to stop and take a break. Very interesting Center with great information. Had a lovely meal in the restaurant, and the prices were quite cheap! We didn't venture into the park (it was raining!), but it looked a great place...More

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ShropshireHillsDC, Public Relations Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

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

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SusanM3234
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Response from ShropshireHillsDC | Property representative |
Hello. We are no longer connected to the library. That is now at CASCA at the other end of town. We are on the side of the A49 at the south end of Craven Arms. The library used to be here when we were run by the council.
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