Things to do

Things to do

The village of Hopesay beneath Burrow Hill Iron Age Fort

Hesterworth is located between the popular tourist towns of Church Stretton and Ludlow.  

Each of these towns is only a 20 minute drive away.  The larger town of Shrewsbury is 40 minutes away.  The Heart of Wales train line runs through Broome (approximately 2 miles away), putting each of these towns within easy reach by train.

Other activities nearby include: horse riding, cycle hire, walking, fishing, golf and leisure centre (indoor pool and waterslide) are all within easy reach, please ask and we will be delighted to give you details. 

Within the immediate area there is a limited bus service,  cafe,  community shop,  garage and inn (Aston on Clun).  The Mid Wales Line runs through Broome (approximately 2 miles away) with a request stop train station.

Within 4 miles there is a slightly larger train station,  bank,  shops,  super market, cafes and takeaways also Shropshire Hills Discovery Center at Craven Arms the gateway to the Shropshire Hills.

Church Stretton
Church Stretton is an historic Market Town situated in the heart of the South Shropshire hills on the English/Welsh border known as The Marches.
Perfect for those wanting to walk the Long Mynd. 20 minutes away from Hopesay.
Shrewsbury is the county town of Shropshire. A market town with over 660 listed buildings. Known for it's independent shops & excellent range of restaurants & cafes. A great day out for all the family.
Ludlow Castle the finest of medieval ruined castles set in glorious Shropshire countryside, at the heart of a bustling black & white market town.
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre
The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is a few minutes drive away in Craven Arms, there is also a cafe, gallery and library within the centre with several computers and Internet access available.  There are three way marked walks and six bike rides from the centre, leaflets showing the routes are available from the centre. Plenty of parking is available.
Ironbridge, birthplace of industry. A 45 minute drive from Hopesay. Well worth it for a day out for all the family.
A World Heritage Site and the beating heart of the Industrial Revolution, Ironbridge is home to 10 amazing museums that make an unforgettable experience.
Acton Scott Working Farm
Tucked away in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is the ancient Acton Scott estate. 
Acton Scott Working Farm Museum has been featured in the popular BBC2 series "Victorian Farm", is a short drive away on the way to Church Stretton.
Bishops Castle
Bishops Castle is a small market town nestled in the Shropshire Hills. Home to the famous three tons brewery & pub. An eclectic mix of interesting shops. A great place for walkers & cyclists.
Wroxeter Roman Village
Wroxeter Roman Village which has been featured in Channel 4's "Rome wasn't built in a day" is within a 45 minute drive of Hesterworth.  As part of the TV program a new roman villa has been built at Wroxeter using traditional roman methods.
Much Wenlock
Much Wenlock, the town that inspired the modern Olympic games. Just over half an hour away from Hopesay. Visit this quaint town full of black & white buildings, charm and character.

What better way to enjoy the beautiful Shropshire Hills then by taking one of the many stunning walks right from your door here at Hesterworth. 


The dark night skies above the Shropshire Hills make it truly a phenomenal location for stargazers to stare up at the heavens overhead.


The summits of the Shropshire Hills may not be enormously high, nor particularly mountainous. But because they boast many individual tops, that serve as superb viewpoints for the surrounding areas including Ludlow.