Shropshire and Beyond

Summer in Shropshire is glorious and with so much to see and do, you won’t want to leave! For those in the know, Shropshire is described as England’s best kept secret. For those who have yet to visit, staying at our Georgian country house hotel is the ideal place to unwind and explore the local area. Our luxurious and comfortable hotel – set in the heart of the English countryside – provides the perfect gateway to the all that is splendid this summer. 

For Foodies

If you like to feast, we have is covered. With plenty of food related events & festivals taking place nearby, the Midlands is home to some of the best in the UK. Choose from any of the following:-

  • The International Cheese Awards, Nantwich – 25th July 2019
  • Ludlow Magnalonga – 11th August 2019
  • The Nantwich Food Festival – 30th July to – 1st September 2019
  • 8th Annual Chilli, Cheese and Chocolate Festival – 22nd September 2019
  • Ludlow Food Festival – 13th, 14th and 15th September 2019
  • The Ginger and Spice Festival – 25th to 28th September 2019

Green Fingers

We are lucky to be close to many award winning gardens of merit such as Wollerton Old Hall, The Dorothy Clive Garden and Hodnet Hall Gardens. Plus there are two fabulous garden shows taking place nearby this summer: RHS Tatton 17-21 July 2019 and Shrewsbury Flower Show 9-10 August 2019. Both attract thousands and feature exquisite show gardens plus horticultural experts and are not to be missed!

The Midlands is also home to specialist plant fairs, based at beautiful locations and featuring award winning plant nurseries. This summer pick from a selection of events within 20 miles of Goldstone Hall Hotel. 

We also recommend visiting nearby David Austin Roses. Admire their magnificent rose gardens, plant centre and tearoom. Also, just over the border in Staffordshire, there is Trentham Gardens with the mile long Capability Brown designed Trentham Lake; a true spectacle.

For the Lovies

The summer is ideal for picnicking outdoors whilst enjoying an open-air theatre production. Enjoy Emily Brontë’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ at nearby Hawkestone Park and Follies or ‘Whispering Woods’ a promenade theatre production including aerial performances high up in the tree tops of the Attingham Park Estate.

Also close by is the New Vic Theatre, one of the country’s most successful producing theatres featuring regular productions throughout the year.

Historic Grandeur  

If stately houses inspire, head to National Trust owned Attingham Park near Shrewsbury. For those with a penchant for the medieval period there is Stokesay Castle, or across the Cheshire border the romantic and gothic, Cholmondeley Castle.

Sporting Fixtures

For those who enjoy equine sports, there is chance to watch polo tournaments at the nearby family run, Shropshire Polo Club. For the more adventurous, you can even take lessons at the polo school at very reasonable rates. The Gavin Memorial Cup takes place on 31st August 2019.

Stop off before the Sea

If you are heading to North Wales this Summer, break up your journey and stay at Goldstone Hall Hotel for the night. We are only two miles from the A41, yet secluded enough to make you feel deep in the heart of the Shropshire countryside.

We’ll take your bags, pour you a G&T – or a refreshing glass of Pimms – and let you soak up the summer afternoon in our rose garden terrace overlooking the walled garden. To enquire, or make a booking, or for any further information, please contact us on 01630 661202 or email enquiries@goldstonehall.com