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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

School Road, Craven Arms SY7 9RS, England
+44 1588 676060
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Lunch break before Berrington Hall

This is my second visit here. This time coffee and lunch break before visiting our first National... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Angela R
via mobile
A little disappointing

Stopped here expecting great things but afraid they didn't deliver. It is interesting and a great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
StickBouncer
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As the gateway to the Shropshire Hills, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is all about exploring nature and we have lots of walks and trails for you to enjoy with guided walks starting at the Discovery Centre. Drop into our licensed café for frothy coffees, homemade cakes, local lunches and Shropshire Cream Teas. We also serve up amazing Sunday lunches to.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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School Road, Craven Arms SY7 9RS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my second visit here. This time coffee and lunch break before visiting our first National Trust building of the weekend. The first time i visited i went round the museum. As i am a Shropshire girl at heart. I was very interested to...More

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here expecting great things but afraid they didn't deliver. It is interesting and a great place to visit with children but a little lacking something for my 92 year old mother and meMore

Thank StickBouncer
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad the children enjoyed the visit but are sorry you found it disappointing for yourself. We recommend the exhibition, a walk in the meadows and a stop in the café for your day out. There are also regular...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The centre itself is pretty average. It offers some attractions for children and a good start to find out about the area. A little drab in appearance inside. However the cafe is really good. Managed to get a breakfast even though 15 minutes outside of...More

Thank jezorchard
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for writing your review. We are glad you enjoyed the café and are sorry you found the rest of the Centre to be disappointing. We are run by a local charity so we rely on the income from our café, our shop and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely walks here, and a large lake (I'm sure this is not the professional term for it) in the centre which you can access to. You can also make dens as you walk further on past the lake, which goes into a stream, making...More

Thank JARWSR76
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you enjoyed our Meadows and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though the Discovery Centre is very local to us, we often have walks around the meadows or further afield. They've got a great cafe and shop with some interesting products and the staff are really friendly and helpful. Also, the new feature show in...More

Thank youkillemwechillem
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you enjoyed the new exhibition and all that we have to offer here at the Centre. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Called in here as it sounded like it would be a lovely spot with lots of interesting information about the local area. I had imagined open meadows with a river running through and clearly marked trails round, however what we got was some scrubby land,...More

Thank Ruelisa
Management response:Responded 14 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We are very sorry you were disappointed with the meadows. Being accessible so easily from the A49 is great for our visitors but we appreciate there is some road noise which is somewhat unavoidable from a busy A road. We...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Visited the Discovery Centre recently during a visit to the local area and cannot speak highly enough of the venue as a destination for families with children. The Centre is operated as a charity and does well to offer the scope of what it currently...More

Thank monkey3008
Management response:Responded 11 August 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and the new additions to our lovely exhibit, including our impressive film. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Went up to the classic car rally which was good and the children enjoyed playing on the ropes etc Then we wanted to SHOW the children the mammoth on we go in there for 2 MINUTES and charged us £15! for the pleasure which is...More

Thank wprosser
Management response:Responded 1 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We are very sorry you found the exhibition to be expensive and we appreciate that if you only looked at the mammoth and nothing else then you wouldn't have seen all of the rest that our exhibition has to offer....More

Reviewed 19 July 2017

Just on the side of the A49, this is the perfect place to take a break from travelling, if you are just calling by or if you have more time to explore the area. The food in the café is fantastic and the meadows out...More

Thank jj20112011
Management response:Responded 19 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Our new exhibition launches on 24th July so worth another visit to explore when you are next in the area.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Visitor Centre is nice and the cafe is brilliant. Lovely place to take a break. Lovely home cooked food. Puddings to die for. And inexpensive.

Thank rclaytop
Management response:Responded 17 July 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We hope to see you again soon.

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