Whitchurch, the oldest continually inhabited settlement in Shropshire is another bustling market town.
The Romans called it Mediolanum, and their town plan survives in the layout of our streets.
You may notice that our fine church boasts an equally splendid clock. In fact, there are amazing public clocks all over the place. All becomes clear when you learn that Whitchurch is home to the firm of J.B. Joyce (est. 1690), the oldest clockmakers in the world. Their work can be found across the globe, from Kabul to Shanghai , but no town has more examples than Whitchurch.
If food is the thing that makes you tick you should definitely take a visit to Whitchurch farmers market. Stalls are packed with the freshest local produce, for you to savour whilst in North Shropshire or take home as a memory of your visit (or both!).
Our Heritage and Craft Centre allows you to spend time with Joyce, the Romans, and much else besides. Afterwards, perhaps a walk is called for; in which case, the Jubilee Park is the starting point for five long distance walking routes, including our own Shropshire Way. This will take you to the Llangollen Canal and a superb flight of staircase locks at Grindley Brook, about a mile out of town.
Alternatively, you could take one of the many town trails; less demanding but no less interesting. The town trails have another advantage as they take in all of the shops and most of the pubs.
Whitchurch is also famous for cheese, once holding thriving cheese fairs, Whitchurch is regarded by many as the real home of Cheshire Cheese and this typically English fayre is still being produced locally today.
If food is the thing that makes you tick then you should definitely take a visit to Whitchurch Farmers Market. Stalls are packed with the freshest local produce, for you to savour whin North Shropshire or to take home as a memory of your visit (or both!).
Famous people from Whitchurch include Sir Edward German.
Attractions in Whitchurch
The last sanctuary for the Silver-studded Blue in the Midlands. The reserve is on a large Common that had been a World War II airfield. A major restoration project is re-instating heathland and grassland vegetation across much of the site.
Nr Whitchurch, Shropshire,
Accommodation in Whitchurch
Three Cottages set in open countryside with far reaching scenic views offer accommodation for up to 18 guests (4/7/7) for Short Breaks, Weekly and Longer Stays.
Harmer Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3EA
Midweek Break Special Offer
Three nights for the price of four. Midweek breaks start on Mondays with the Thursday night free.
Weekend and MidWeek short breaks available all year round.
PLEASE MENTION THIS WEBSITE WHEN BOOKING.
Comfortable bedrooms, A la Carte restaurant, ample car parking; within easy reach of many attractions, great location - Off A41/A49, elegant private function room.
Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1EN
WEEKEND SPECIAL 1 - Friday and Saturday nights - £110.00 per person based on two sharing. Price includes: Two Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, also Tea or Coffee and Biscuits on the Friday All other drinks and meals are excluded. WEEKEND SPECIAL 2 - Sunday and Monday nights - £95.00 per person based on two sharing. Price includes: Two Nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast, also Tea or Coffee and Biscuits on the Sunday. All other drinks and meals are excluded.
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Three beautiful home from home cottages near Whitchurch on the Cheshire/Shropshire Border. The cottages are in a very peaceful setting overlooking the wonderful wild life pond which is home to many birds and wildlife amongst the Shropshire countryside which can be reached by its own private lane.
Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 4BL
OAKPOND COTTAGE (sleeps 2-6 and dog friendly) April 20th-May 4th Week from £375 and a short break from £280
OAKTREE COTTAGE (sleeps 2)
April 13th-May 4th Week £305 Short Break £230
OAKWOOD (sleeps 4 and dog friendly)
April 14th-May 5th Week £355 Short Break £270
Our very relaxing indoor hot tub with beautiful views over the countryside is also availble to hire.
EVENTS for April
13th-15th Llangollen Railway Steam Gala
14th Blists Hill Mans Engines
15th Fordhall farm Spring fair & Dog show
21st Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival
22nd Shrewsbury Pet Rescue and Dog Show
22nd Arley Hall & Gardens Spring fair
28th-29th Arley Hall Guided Estate and Blue bell Walk
29th Combermere Abbey Blue Bell Walk
30th Dorothy Clive Gardens RHS gardening week
Shops in Whitchurch
4 The Craft Centre, St. Mary's Street , Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1QY
Whitchurch Civic Centre, High Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1AX
Whitchurch Civic Centre, High Street , Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1AX
01630 647 237
Dorothy Clive Garden, Willoughbridge, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 4EU
Tilstock Bradbury Village Hall, Tilstock, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 3JL
Lord Hill House, Watergate Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1DP
Food & Drink in Whitchurch
Willeymoor Lock, Tarporley Road, Nr Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 4HF
Beechtree Community Centre, Claypit Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1NT