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DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN TO HOST CHILDREN'S GARDEN GAMES THROUGHOUT JULY AND AUGUST 2012

17th July 2012

The Dorothy Clive Garden is hosting Garden Games for children, daily from Saturday 21st July to Sunday 2nd September 2012. There are also educational garden trails for children. This special event admits all children up to the age of 18 for free and accompanying adult visitors at the discounted entrance price of £3.00.


Medieval Weekend at Hawkstone Historic Park and Follies

16th July 2012

The Follies at Hawkstone, in the heart of Shropshire, is set to host a weekend of medieval re-enactments. Across the August Bank Holiday, the location will become home to living history and blood thirsty battles from Les Miles Des Marches.


Shropshire Diamond Jubilee event is still on despite wet conditions

12th July 2012

Despite weeks of rain, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pageant at RAF Cosford is still going ahead as planned today(Thursday 12 July 2012).


Luxury hotel welcomes Belgian ‘foodie’ in new role

11th July 2012

AS a teenager, peeling potatoes in a Belgian seaside hotel was Jan Vandewalle’s first taste of hospitality work. Fifteen years later Jan has moved from the kitchen to the restaurant and has just been appointed Restaurant and Bar Manager at Macdonald Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf in Whitchurch.


Ironbridge Gorge Museums join the London 2012 Festival - VIP Opening

5th July 2012

Ruth Mackenzie, Director of the London 2012 Festival and Alan Davey, Chief Executive of Arts Council England were the guests of honour at the VIP opening of a unique, international art work in a former engine shed at Enginuity, one of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.


Myth and Magic event at Hawkstone Park

5th July 2012

A Shropshire tourist attraction is to fall under the spell of the ‘Land of Elisard’ for two days as part of its annual Myth and Magic Weekend


Manager of Hawkstone Historic Park & Follies retires after 15 years

25th June 2012

For the past 15 years Roger Whitehouse has been as important – and fascinating – a part of Hawkstone Park as the historic 18th century Follies. But last weekend, Follies manager Roger finished his final shift at this unique tourist attraction as he returned to his new home in Wem to begin his retirement.


Food. glorious. Food

20th June 2012

Shropshire Tourism has been approached by Optomen Television who is working with Simon Cowell’s production company SYCO TV on an exciting new food series for ITV1 called ‘Food. glorious. Food’.


Fairway fun raises charity cash

13th June 2012

GOLFERS teed off at Macdonald Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf to raise money for Hope House Children’s Hospices. Sixteen teams from across the country helped to raise almost £9,500 for the charity which runs children’s hospices in Oswestry and in Conwy.


Dorothy Clive Garden to host open-air production of Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th August 2012

12th June 2012

The Dorothy Clive Garden is to host an open-air production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, a comedy by William Shakespeare performed by the Folksy Theatre Company, on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th August 2012 at 6.30pm.