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“Great place to visit with lovely scenery and views”

Hawkstone Park Follies
Ranked #8 of 80 things to do in Shrewsbury
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 19 August 2010

The car park is free, then a 3 minute walks takes you to the entrance.
Family ticket £20 but we had a couple free entry vouchers so saved a bit on that.
The place was built over 200 years ago and was renovated in the 90s. It was having a bit of further refurbishment when we went which meant a warning before we set off that some of the direction signs may be missing. It was still fairly easy to find your way around although a couple of the paths were different to that shown on the map!
Overall we had a really great time. They advise it takes 3 hours to do the full route - well it took us 3 1/2 hours and we weren't going particularly slowly! To see everything there is a lot of walking (including a couple of quite steep climbs) but it is well worth it for the scenery and the views. The main tunnels do have lights but the smaller ones don't so it is advisable if not essential to take a torch. Sensible shoes are a must and good weather would definitely be helpful!
There is a giftshop at the entrance and a cafe just behind but we didn't use it.

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Reviewed 5 April 2010

with four kids ranging from 3 to 18 it can be difficult to find a day out that pleases all of them as well as the adults. Hawkstone Park pleased us all, with a fun, adventurous, outdoor four hours of exploring a hillside in shropshire. £20 for a family of four we found this to be one of the rare value for money days out. Not so suitable for smaller children that dont like to walk as you cant take the pushchair , so be prepared to carry up and down a few steep sections. The effort is worth it to explore a labyrinth of hill side caves and the odd tunnel (take a torch). The cafe back down in the valley served hot soup with warm bread and the usual sandwiches and was a welcome treat at the end of the walking. We will definitely go back.

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Reviewed 8 August 2009

Hawkstone historic Park & follies is a unique place, created in the 18th century by the hill family [ Sir Rowland and his son Richard].

Centred around the red castle and the grotto hill, it offers visitors hours of excitment and stunning views of the shropshire countryside and beyond.

Hawkstone Follies is a Historic park that covers 100 acres of pathways ravines, arches, bridges, towering cliffs and follies.

Entrance is £6 per adult and £4 per child, you coudl easily spend 3 hours taking in the atmsophere.

Throughout the year hawkstone Park hosts events such as Robin Hood week, Halloween walks around the park and around christmas time visits to see Santa in the grotto.

Hawkstone Park is worth a visit any day of the year.

Photos under the shropshire photos, take a look.

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