English Heritage properties near Allscott Mill B&B, Shropshire

Wroxeter Roman City (SY5 6PH)

Wroxeter Roman City: approx. 5 miles from Allscott Mill B&B/10 minutes drive

Wroxeter was the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. The site museum and audio tour reveal how Wroxeter worked in its heyday, and the health and beauty practices of its 5,000 citizens. Thanks to a project between English Heritage and Channel 4, a Roman town house has also been erected at Wroxeter for you to visit during your stay at Allscott Mill B&B.

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Haughmond Abbey (SY4 4RV)

Haughmond Abbey: approx. 6.5 miles from Allscott Mill B&B/15 minutes drive

This was once an Augustinian abbey and for a brief period Allscott Mill belonged to it. You can still make out abbots' quarters, refectory and cloister. A substantial part of the chapter hours remains and you can still make out the 12th and 14th century carving and statues, and the fine timber roof dating back to around 1500.

There are drawing boards around the site which show you how the abbey may have looked when it was whole. It also provides a great backdrop for a picnic and light refreshments are available.

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Buildwas Abbey near Ironbridge (TF8 7BW)

Buildwas Abbey: approx. 10 miles from Allscott Mill B&B/23 minutes drive

Originally founded in 1135 as the Abbey of St Mary and St. Chad by Roger de Clinton Bishop of Coventry, the monks were the first to build a bridge across the River Severn. The Abbey was seized by Henry VIII as part of the Dissolution of the Monasteries and granted to Edward Grey, 3rd Baron Grey of Powis. When the Acton Moseley family built their manor house in the 17th Century they incorporated the abbot�s house and the infirmary into their estate and it may be this that protected the abbey so well. When you have finished exploring the ruins of the Abbey take the nature trail and see the fish ponds formed by the monks from the River Severn. It is only two miles from the historic Iron Bridge and well worth a stop along the way.

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Boscobel House near Albrighton (ST19 9AR)

Boscobel House: approx. 17 miles from Allscott Mill B&B/27 minutes drive

Built in 1632, when John Giffard of Whiteladies converted a timber-framed farmhouse into a hunting lodge. The Giffard family were Roman Catholics, at a time when the religion suffered persecution so the house was built with several secret rooms and passages known as priest holes.

King Charles II is said to have spent the night in a nearby great oak tree hiding from Cromwell�s army, he then avoided capture by hiding in a priest hole in the attic at Boscobel House.

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Stokesay Castle, near Craven Arms, Ludlow (SY7 9AH)

Stokesay Castle: approx. 28 miles from Allscott Mill B&B/50 minutes drive

One of the finest and best preserved fortified medieval manor house in England. Set in peaceful countryside near the Welsh border, visit the castle, timber-framed gatehouse and parish church during your stay at Allscott Mill B&B.

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National Trust properties near Allscott Mill B&B, Shropshire

Attingham Park near Shrewsbury (SY4 4TP)

Attingham Park: approx. 6 miles from Allscott Mill B&B/12 minutes drive

This huge mansion looks out over 500 acres of parkland, and is set in a magnificent deer park, artfully landscaped by the great Humphrey Repton.

Sunnycroft, Wellington (TF1 2DR)

Sunnycroft: approx. 3.6 miles from Allscott Mill B&B/11 minutes drive

Sunnycroft is a typical, small suburban gentleman�s residence from the late-Victorian era, on the doorstep of Allscott Mill B&B.

Benthall Hall near Telford (TF12 5RX)

Benthall Hall: approx. 13.5 miles from Allscott Mill B&B/30 minutes drive

Open on Tues and Weds from April to Sept and Sunday afternoons from July to Sept this beautiful stone house features George Maws tiles made nearby at Jackfields, Ironbridge, a carved oak staircase and oak panelling and a traditional kitchen garden.

Dudmaston Hall and Cardingmill Valley are also within easy travelling distance of Allscott Mill B&B.

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