Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, Shropshire
A day trip from Upper Heath Farm self catering country holiday cottage
A visit to the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site in Shropshire, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, is a great thing to do during your stay at Stable Cottage. Upper Heath Farm and stable cottage is located between Ludlow and Craven Arms, about a 40 minute drive from Ironbridge. Ironridge hosts ten marvellous museums which spread along the valley beside the River Severn, and entry into one can get you entry into all of them.
Journey back in time at Blists Hill and experience life as it was over 100 years ago through the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a recreated Victorian Town.
Investigate science and discover more about the power of technology at Enginuity, where you can test your reactions against the speed of a robot, generate power from water or pull a locomotive by hand.
At Jackfield Tile Museum you can see, touch and walk upon magnificent British tiles as you wander through the original trade showroom, fascinating galleries and period room settings.
Other museums at the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site include Coalport China Museum, Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Museum of The Gorge, Darby Houses, Tar Tunnel, The Iron Bridge & Tollhouse and Broseley Pipeworks.
If you have a particular interest, (perhaps museums, gardens, walks, eating and drinking, shopping... whatever it may be!) and you would like suggestions for places to visit and things to do in Shropshire during your stay at Stable Cottage self catering and livery, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Specifically Recommend: If you are taking horses it’s perfect, if you are after a very tasteful country stay in a cottage from Country Living magazine then you will not be disappointed.
After riding for nearly 3 hours, Upper Heath Farm is a beautiful place to stay, stunning views and a tranquil setting, a lovely cottage with everything we could wish for, plus plenty of grazing and rest before heading off again!
The Parry family plus 4 horses
We have really enjoyed our stay at Stable Cottage. Jane and Rob were excellent hosts and made us feel very welcome. The riding was varied,sometimes challenging but always scenic! Kitty thought she had died and gone to heaven when we turned her out.
Ian and Lana (plus Kitten the horse)
Lovely welcome, very friendly, comfortable cottage. We were lucky with the weather and did some nice walks from the house (fort is worth a visit) and in Church Stretton area. OS maps are very handy - thanks!
Alice, Kevin and Robyn
Thanks for a lovely stay here, albiet only for a 2 days. A most generous and welcoming experience. We appreciated the hamper very much. We will probably appear here again as we have never really experienced and explored Shropshire. We will also be recommending it to our friends.
Gwen and Mike (Morris Dancers)
Will not be disappointed, straight out of Country Living magazine” We took our two horses with us for this mini break with the dream of off-road riding and beautiful countryside, and we were not disappointed. The stables were fantastic, mega deep bedding, also on rubber, automatic waterers, and big, airy, stone stables with the most lush grass paddock for 24-7 use. The cottage was just as impressive, beautiful, superbly clean, quality finishing, luxury carpets, towels and bed linen, with lots of personal appropriate touches. It was so enjoyable to go to a place with such class in an area untouched by time. Looking forward to a return trip..
Local Gems: Pub was good fun, great community. The rides were fab, the hacking was so quiet, even on the roads we only met three cars all day. The cottages and buildings in the area were outstandingly beautiful and so interesting to ride or walk around. Sarah F from Shepshed, Leicestershire - 21st June 2014 "We enjoyed living this 'rural idyll' in this delightful cottage.A memorable Boxing Day treat-many thanks for everything!"
The Bailey Family
We've really enjoyed our first stay in Shropshire. We enjoyed visiting Stokesay Castle, walking on the Long Mynd and exploring Nordy Bank ( the local hill fort ). The cottage has been lovely- quiet, comfortable and relaxing.
Pete and Sue Churton