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Attingham Park, Shrewsbury

Elegant 18th Century mansion with Regency interiors, set in extensive Repton landscape with deer park. 17 miles from Ellesmere.

Telephone 01743 708162 or visit the National Trust website:

Chirk Castle, nr. Wrexham

The Castle is 700 years old Marcher fortress. It was built in the late 13th Century by Roger Mortimer, Justice of North Wales for Edward 1st. The Castle was sold for �5,000 to Sir Thomas Myddelton in 1595 and his descendants continue to live in part of the Castle today.

Telephone 01691 777701 or visit the National Trust website:

Erddig, Wrexham

Atmospheric house featuring a 405 hectare country park and formal walled garden. Winner of the UKTV History Britain's Best Historic House with state rooms displaying original 18th and 19th Century furniture and furnishings. The original "upstairs, downstairs" story, celebrating an unusual history between the family of the house and the servants. Striking collection of outbuildings, used by the servants, including kitchen, laundry, bakehouse, stables, sawmill, smithy and joiner's shop. Working horses, carriage rides, cycle hire, events programme and more. Approximately 11 miles from Ellesmere.

Telephone 01978 355314 or visit the National Trust website:


Ironbridge is the home of the world�s first cast iron bridge built over the River Severn at Coalbrookdale in 1779. The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are a series of ten amazing museums located in the spectacular and beautiful, Ironbridge Gorge, near Telford, that offers a great day out for people of all ages.

In 1986 the Ironbridge Gorge became one of the first group of 7 UK sites to be awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO. It was here in Shropshire that the industrial revolution first started. Abraham Darby discovered the secret of smelting iron with cheap and plentiful coke instead of expensive and less efficient charcoal.

Travel distance from Ellesmere is approximately 24 miles.

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Powis Castle, Welshpool

Medieval Castle rising dramatically above the celebrated garden. Built by Welshpool Welsh Princes and now the home to the Earls of Powis. World famous garden With Italianate terraces. One of the finest collections of paintings and furniture in Wales. Beautiful collection of treasures from India displayed in the Clive Museum. Approximately 30 miles from Ellesmere.

Telephone 01938 551929 or visit the National Trust website: