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Time to stop and reflect at Dudmaston

5th February 2014


Dudmaston Hall, a local National Trust property, are inviting visitors to take the opportunity to get out in the fresh air and join them as they host their popular snowdrop walks through the Dingle on 15, 16, 22 and 23 February 2014.

The Dorothy Clive Garden is now open every weekend during February and March 2014

4th February 2014


The Dorothy Clive Garden - an independent Charitable Garden Trust - will be opening exclusively on all weekends during February and March 2014 from 10.00am until 4.00pm at the special discounted fundraising price of £3.50 per person. Children between 0-4 are admitted for free and 5-17s are admitted at £2.00.

Britain's Best Food Hall adds to Ludlow's delights

3rd February 2014


Caravanners and motorhome owners with a passion for top quality food are being given an extra incentive to pay a visit to the picturesque Shropshire market town of Ludlow, which has a growing reputation as the gourmet capital of England.

Mayor says thank you to caravan park for Britain in Bloom support

27th January 2014


A high quality touring caravan park on the edge of Shrewsbury has received a certificate of appreciation from Shrewsbury Town Council for the role it played in helping the town win last year's Britain in Bloom competition.

UK Chilli Cook Off to take place at the Dorothy Clive Garden 3rd Annual Chilli Festival on Sunday 21st September 2014

21st January 2014


The Dorothy Clive Garden 3rd Annual Chilli festival will host the first official Dorothy Clive Garden Chilli Cook-off in association with the UKCCA on Sunday 21st September 2014 from 10am to 2pm.

Spoon shortage threatens 12ft Gorilla Sculpture

20th January 2014


The British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry Shropshire had been challenged to create a monstrous gorilla statue from old spoons, ready for their Open day on the 17th May 2014. The shortage of spoons is threatening the creation of the commission from Britain’s biggest mystifier Uri Geller.

Shropshire County Hotels Competition Winner Praises Fishmore Hall Hotel in Ludlow

17th January 2014


The lucky prize winner of Shropshire County Hotels Autumn 2013 competition has expressed her thanks and delight after staying at Fishmore Hall Hotel in Ludlow.

Get Into Gear For Bike4Life 2014!

7th January 2014


Registration for the much-anticipated Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival, taking place on Sunday 27th April 2014, is now open, thanks to a brand new website, www.bike4lifefest.com, launched by the organisers, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, RAF Museum Cosford and the Safer Roads Partnership.

The Dorothy Clive Garden is to host special fundraising event 'Build a Brood a Home'

7th January 2014


The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting a special fundraising event for families celebrating ‘feathered friends’ on Sunday 16th February 2014 during National Nest Box Week (14-21 February). The event, ‘#BuildaBroodaHome’ which will take place between 12noon and 4pm, is open to all visitors and families and will also be attended by representatives from the British Trust for Ornithology, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust & the RSPB, who will be providing various talks and activities to encourage bird life in the garden.

Last chance to visit Dudmaston for 2013

10th December 2013


Visitors are reminded that this weekend (14 and 15 December) will see the National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate open their gates to visitors for the last time in 2013.

Winners of Shropshire County Hotels Competition Announced

6th December 2013


The lucky winner of Shropshire County Hotel's Autumn Competition has been announced as Angelina Burgess from Shrewsbury.

Shropshire in 'Off The Beaten Track' on ITV, 6th December 8pm - make sure you tune in!

28th November 2013


In the fifth episode of this new series, Christine Bleakley heads to Shropshire where she explores an unusual museum, helps make natural confetti and takes part in a medieval re-enactment.

From 100 to 1,000 explore Dudmaston's trees

26th November 2013


The National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate will be giving their visitors the opportunity to discover everything they would like to know about the sleeping giants living on their estate by joining the Rangers on Winter Tree Walks on Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December 2013.

Winners at Shropshire Star Tourism & Leisure Awards

25th November 2013


Congratulations to all Shropshire Tourism members who won awards in the Shropshire Star Tourism & Leisure Awards. We are proud to see our members leading the way and receiving so many of the top accolades.

Experimental Aircraft Programme now on display at Cosford

25th November 2013


Christmas has come early at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford with the arrival of the Experimental Aircraft Programme (EAP) technology demonstrator. This experimental jet helped pave the way for the renowned Eurofighter Typhoon and thanks to support of BAE Systems is now on display to visitors within the Museum's Test Flight collection.

Shropshire Tourism members win at the Shropshire Star Tourism & Leisure Awards

20th November 2013


The Shropshire Star’s inaugural Tourism & Leisure Awards were held on Monday 18th November 2013 and several Shropshire Tourism members were amongst the big winners.

Dorothy Clive Garden to host a special fundraising Christmas Fayre

18th November 2013


The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting a special fundraising Christmas Fayre on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November 2013 from 11am to 3pm. Admission will be at the special discounted fund raising price of £1.00 per person. Children are admitted for free.

Shop till you drop for Christmas at Dudmaston

12th November 2013


Dudmaston Hall, a local National Trust property will be spending this weekend with Christmas well and truly at the top of their agenda as the property hosts their annual Christmas Fair. But this year it promises to be bigger and better than ever as for the first time it will take place on both the Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November 2013.

Exclusive Dining Offer at Shropshire County Hotels in Today's Edition of the Shropshire Star

5th November 2013


Make sure you get your Shropshire Star newspaper today (5th November 2013) as Shropshire County Hotels are offering readers the chance to dine out at one of the group’s restaurants for just £13.95 per person for a two-course lunch or dinner.

Saturday opening comes to Dudmaston

30th October 2013


The National Trust’s Dudmaston Hall is looking forward to a new way of opening which will see the property open to visitors until mid-December 2013.

Get Crafty this Halloween at RAF Cosford

22nd October 2013


October half term is almost upon us and this year the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has some devilishly easy Halloween crafts for your little monsters.

Cracking Christmas Gifts from the RAF Museum

22nd October 2013


For Christmas 2013 the Museum has substantially expanded its gift range to suit a variety of budgets including its jewellery and clothing ranges.

Shrewsbury Brochure Competition Winner Praises the Town

21st October 2013


The result of the 2013 Visit Shrewsbury brochure competition has been announced and Shrewsbury has received a glowing comment from the competition winner who is looking forward to a complimentary stay at The Lion and Pheasant Hotel in the town.

Spooky Happenings, Magic and Misadventure at Dudmaston Hall

18th October 2013


The National Trust’s Dudmaston Hall will be hosting a whole range of family fun for the half-term holidays beginning Sunday, 27 October 2013.

Exclusive Dining Offer at Shropshire County Hotels in Today's Edition of the Shropshire Star

15th October 2013


Make sure you get your Shropshire Star newspaper today (15th October 2013) as Shropshire County Hotels are offering readers the chance to dine out at one of the group’s restaurants for just £13.95 per person for a two-course lunch or dinner.

Behind-the-scenes access for aviation fans

11th October 2013


10th to 16th November 2013.10:15am - 1:00pm.The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford’s award winning Sir Michael Beetham Conservation Centre will once again be opening its doors to visitors providing them with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the Museum’s continuing aircraft conservation projects.

Dornier Bomber to be displayed in 3D

10th October 2013


The RAF Museum is using cutting edge digital technology to share its newly acquired exhibit - the Dornier Do17 bomber - with the world.

Looking back to look forward

9th October 2013


From 1467 gallons of milk per six months to stories of fighter biplanes, the archives of the National Trust’s Dudmaston Hall are proving an interesting read for staff and volunteers as they make preparations for a new exhibition for 2014.

Make a House a Home at Shrewsbury Market Hall

7th October 2013


Two new businesses have launched at Shrewsbury Market Hall offering everything needed to make a house a home.

Farm Stay UK Recognises Shropshire Tourism Grading Scheme

3rd October 2013


Shropshire Tourism is delighted to announce that national body ‘Farm Stay UK’ has today confirmed that any properties assessed by Shropshire Tourism are now eligible to join their organisation.

Fun Run success at Dudmaston

3rd October 2013


Dudmaston Estate were thrilled to see so many runners turn out for the October 2013 fun runs which saw runners take both a 5k and 10k route through the stunning scenery of the woodlands and pools.

David Dunn wins the 'Joules Brewery 2nd Annual Chilli Eating Contest' at the Dorothy Clive Garden 2nd Annual Chilli Festival 2013

3rd October 2013


David Dunn, from Hough near Crewe, won first prize in the ‘Joules Brewery 2nd Annual Chilli Eating Contest’ at the Dorothy Clive Garden 2nd Annual Chilli Festival on Sunday 29th September 2013.

Dorothy Clive Garden to host 2nd Annual Chilli Festival

24th September 2013


The Dorothy Clive Garden is to host a 2nd Annual Chilli Festival - including a Chilli Eating Contest - on Sunday 29th September 2013 from 11am to 5pm as a special fundraising event for the garden.

It's all gone apple-shaped at Dudmaston

24th September 2013


It’s harvest time and the National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate will be celebrating their bumper apple harvest this Sunday 27th September 2013 with their annual Orchard Day event.

OYSTER CAKE? SWEETCORN SPONGE? SAUSAGE ICING? IT CAN ONLY MEAN ONE THING - IT'S BRITISH FOOD FORTNIGHT

19th September 2013


Earlier today, commuters at St Pancras station were treated to a slice of edible England as the national tourist board unveiled a giant cake representing the country’s huge array of food festivals (including Ludlow in Shropshire!) to mark British Food Fortnight (21 September - 6 October).

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at SVR

17th September 2013


Celebrate the festive season with a visit to Father Christmas, take part in traditional carol singing or step back in time and dine in festive period style at Severn Valley Railway.

TV presenter, spice expert, chef and culinary adventurer, Emma Grazette, to star at Dorothy Clive Garden 2nd Annual Chilli Festival

16th September 2013


TV presenter, spice expert, chef and culinary adventurer, Emma Grazette, will be at the 2nd Annual Chilli Festival at the Dorothy Clive Garden on Sunday 29th September 2013. Emma will be giving two chilli related talks and demonstrations, as well as judging the ‘True Blue Bay Best Chilli Sauce Contest’ at the 2nd Annual Chilli Festival. Emma will also be available to sign copies of her book ‘Spice Trip’.

COMPLIMENTARY HAMPERS WITH MIDWEEK BREAKS AT COMBERMERE ABBEY THIS AUTUMN

13th September 2013


Discover something special this autumn at award-winning Combermere Abbey cottages,and enjoy a complimentary breakfast hamper, as well as the tremendous value offered by our midweek stays (from £378 for three night stay).

Make Quatt your next stop

12th September 2013


If you are a regular traveller along the A442 Bridgnorth to Kidderminster Road you might have noticed some recent changes at the side of the road. The National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate have been working closely with the new owners of Quatt Farm Shop, Martin and Florence Rutter, over the 2014 summer, to improve the look of the property and have this week installed some new signage.

MereFest13 - Meres and Mosses Landscape Partnership Scheme

30th August 2013


FREE family fun at Cholmondeley Castle - Saturday 21st September

THE DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN IS TO HOST A TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC ON SUNDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2013 AND ALSO AN ARTS AND CRAFT EXHIBITION

27th August 2013


The Dorothy Clive Garden is hosting ‘A Teddy Bears’ Picnic’ for both children and adults on Sunday 1st September 2013. The special fundraising event will start at 11am and continue until 5pm and all children who bring a Teddy Bear are admitted for free. Accompanying adults will be admitted at the special fundraising price of £3.50.

Dorothy Clive Garden to host popular Plant Hunters' Fair this weekend

22nd August 2013


The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting the popular Plant Hunters’ Fair on Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August 2013. This special fund raising event, which is now in its seventh year will feature sixteen specialist nurseries with a national standing as well as small local plant growers.

From Coconut's to Swingboats, Edwardian celebrations at Dudmaston Hall

21st August 2013


A local National Trust property are turning back the clocks for the August Bank Holiday weekend at Dudmaston in order to remember Rachel, Lady Labouchere, the property’s last chatelaine’s birth and her uncle taking over the running of the estate.

Apley Walled Gardens Tour - Tuesday 20 August 2013

16th August 2013


The Apley Walled Gardens have recently been brought back into production for the first time in 50 years. They are now managed by our Head Gardener Phil Allen, who has started producing a large range of vegetables, many of which are unusual, old and interesting varieties.

Dorothy Clive Garden to host open-air production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

15th August 2013


The Dorothy Clive Garden is to host an open-air production of 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare, performed by the Folksy Theatre Company, this Friday 16th and Saturday 17th August 2013 at 6.30pm.

Summer Pruning Workshop at the Dorothy Clive Garden

14th August 2013


The Dorothy Clive Garden is hosting a Summer Pruning Workshop this Sunday 18th August 2013 from 11am to 1pm 2013 led by gardener Zdenek Valkoun-Walker.

Gold Award Winning Shropshire

12th August 2013


Food business across Shropshire have together collected 36 gold stars in the 2013 Great Taste Awards. The awards have been run by The Guild of Fine Food since 1994, providing a way for consumers to be able to identify products recognised for their 'great taste'.

Vote for Church Stretton & Stokesay Castle in 2013 Countryfile Magazine Awards

7th August 2013


Shropshire Tourism is encouraging people to vote for Church Stretton and Stokesay Castle near Craven Arms, which have both been nominated for prestigious Countryfile Magazine Awards 2013. Voted for by members of the public, the awards celebrate the best of the British countryside.

Get fit and get involved at Dudmaston in September

6th August 2013


Building on the success of last year’s event Dudmaston will once again be holding their annual 5k and 10k fun runs through the estate on 21st September 2013.

THE DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN IS TO HOST A MAD HATTER'S TEA PARTY FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS ON SUNDAY 4TH AUGUST 2013

30th July 2013


The Dorothy Clive Garden is hosting ‘A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ for both children and adults on Sunday 4th August 2012. The special fundraising event will start at 12noon and continue until 5pm. All children are admitted for free. ALL adults wearing a hat, and accompanying a child, will be admitted at half price which is £3.50.
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