Shropshire has masses to offer not just the beautiful countryside. Goldstone Hall is the perfect Shropshire country retreat that is also within easy reach of many areas of natural beauty and places of interest. Here are just a selection:
A National Trust highlight just south of Shrewsbury; built for the 1st Lord Berwick. The Mansion is a proper one; set in extraordinary 200 acres of grounds running down to the River Severn. Worth a visit all-year round, but their snowdrops are breath-taking (February) –walk in the fallow deer herd and enjoy feeding time. The Mansion is testimony to the foibles of the Victorian aristocracy but please check its opening times as it does vary throughout the year.
This is an extraordinary multi sited museum about the birth place of industry yet now a stunning rural idyll alongside the river Severn’s World Heritage Gorge. Masses to see from the world’s first Ironbridge, the real working Victorian town of Blists Hill, world class collection of Coalport china and cast iron art. Enginuity is an interactive design and technology museum in the old engine rooms of the Coalbrookdale Company.
In January 2019 English Heritage unveiled The Irionbridge after a year of renovation – now in its spectacular original red colour.
There is comfortably a whole day of experiences and interest at this World Heritage site which is about 30 minutes away from Goldstone.