Local Info

Spend a few days with us in the heart of the lovely Shropshire Hills!

Long Mynd Ponies

Church Stretton’s well-kept station

Church Stretton has a good selection of independent shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. Close by is the well-known Carding Mill Valley, managed by the National Trust, from where you can start numerous walks on the Long Mynd which afford superb views over the surrounding countryside. There’s a tea-room there too.
You can find lots of local info about the town, including accommodation, on the Church Stretton Website .

The library is an excellent source of information:

Church Stretton Library
Church Street
Church Stretton
Shropshire SY6 6DQ
Telephone (01694) 723133

If you want a day away from Church Stretton, you could easily visit Ludlow or Shrewsbury during the day, before returning to your evening concert…

The Feathers Hotel, Ludlow

Ludlow is a short drive down the A49, or as easily by train, and is well known for its shops and food outlets. Lots of info can be found on the Ludlow Website .

The English Bridge, Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury, a similar distance northbound, and also easily reached by train, has a multitude of old buildings, whilst also providing a good range of shops and eateries. The Original Shrewsbury Website will tell you all you need to know.


Ironbridge is a not-too-distant 45min drive away and if you’ve got time is an absolute must being, as it is, the birthplace of the industrial revolution.

Other websites about the area:

Shropshire Tourism

Shropshire Hills Natural Landscape , which celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2018.

Visit Shropshire Hills , specifically about things to do in the Shropshire Hills area.