Hardwicke Farm Bed and Breakfast, Shropshire, Near Bridgnorth and Ludlow
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The delightful surroundings of Hardwicke Farm may be enjoyed from the many public footpaths which run through and around the grounds.


The farm is located in Stottesdon; a small rural village which is well situated as a base from which to explore the historic towns of Bridgnorth, Ludlow and Bewdley.
The Brown Clee and Titterstone Clee Hill are just a short drive away and offer magnificent views of Shropshire countryside.

Why not download the Stotty Stroll Guide and explore secret places, sights and sounds not accessible by car? Walkers, ramblers and cyclists may also wish to visit Cleobury Mortimer, which offers routes through spectacular upland and woodland scenery, for all abilities.

The cities of Worcester and Hereford are also within easy travelling distance from Hardwicke Farm B&B.

Information about Shropshire can be found at The Official Tourism Website for Shropshire.

A few of our favourite places to visit are listed below.



Tucked away in the South Shropshire Hills, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is the historic and privately owned country estate of Acton Scott.

Acton Scott is well known for its historic working farm, open to the public from April to October. It stocks many rare and traditional breeds of animal and provides daily demonstrations of traditional 19th century crafts, whilst the land around is worked with heavy horses.

Acton Scott is the film location for a prime time BBC2 television series, Victorian Farm.

The Severn Valley Railway is a full-size standard-gauge railway line running regular steam-hauled passenger trains between Kidderminster in Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire.

The route closely follows the meandering course of the River Severn for most of the journey. One highlight of the trip is the crossing of the River Severn by means of the Victoria Bridge which, incidentally, features in the film 'The Thirty-nine Steps' with Robert Powell in the leading role.



West Midlands Safari Park contains many animals that are on the IUCN's endangered list, including the Asian buffalo, Philippine spotted deer, African wild dog, banteng, aye-aye and the Madagascan jumping rat, along with the critically endangered addax, bactrian camel, Pére David's deer, Bengal tiger, Amur leopard and Rodrigues flying fruit bats.

The park contains the largest pride of white lions in the UK and one of the largest herds of common hippopotamus in Europe can be found at the park.

There are lots of places to picnic, souvenir shops to browse and places to eat, along with an amusement area which is packed with family fun rides and games.

Ironbridge Gorge comprises ten award-winning Museums spread along the valley beside the wild River Severn - still spanned by the world's first Iron Bridge.

See the products that set industry on its path and the machines that made them. Watch and talk to the Museums' craftsmen and costumed demonstrators as they work iron, fashion china and glass, and bring alive the people who lived and worked here.


126-large.jpg The Teme Valley Tour passes through some of the most attractive countryside and prettiest towns and villages in the Heart of England, and we feel sure that you will find a day or half-day driving around it extremely enjoyable. There are a number of places where you can park your car and picnic in beautiful surroundings. The route also passes through three small towns with a wide range of facilities, and with lots of interesting things to see and do. Why not visit Elgar's Birthplace Museum at Broadheath.

The Brockhampton Estate, near Bromyard, is a National Trust Property. The estate comprises some 2000 acres (680 hectares) of farmland and ancient woodland, including some of the finest oaks in the country.

Lying within the estate is a moated timbered farmhouse. The farmhouse is referred to as Lower Brockhampton. A narrow winding road, nearly 2 miles long, leads from the estate entrance to the farmhouse.


Ludlow Castle, the finest of medieval ruined castles, set in glorious Shropshire countryside, at the heart of this superb bustling black & white market town.

Walk through the castle grounds and see the ancient houses of
kings, queens, princes, judges and the nobility - a glimpse into the lifestyle of medieval society.

Ludlow Castle is the setting for regular events, markets, fayres and concerts. Castle House - our magnificent restoration project invites you to sample the newly opened Castle Tea Room. Other facilities available in Castle House are Civil Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions, Conferences and Castle House Lodgings Self-Catering accommodation.

The Castle welcomes visitors from all over the world and is open almost all year round


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