Shopping and Food

The local market town of Newport is a great place to shop, with two supermarkets and high street stores alongside smaller specialist and family owned shops.

Just 10 miles away is Telford Shopping Centre boasting over 160 shops, restaurants and cafés including big name stores such as House of Fraser, HMV, Topshop, H&M and Debenhams.

Shropshire and surrounding counties feature a wide range of farm shops which are perfect to find quality, locally sourced food, for more information read the Local Food Guide (pdf).

The charming streets of Shrewsbury combine high street stores with independent retailers. Stafford, Wolverhampton and the picturesque market towns of Bridgnorth and Much Wenlock are also worth a visit.

Birmingham, with its state-of-the-art Bullring complex, National Exhibition Centre (NEC), National Indoor Arena, Symphony Hall, shops, bars, restaurants, theatres, clubs and galleries is less than 40 miles away www.visitbirmingham.com

The beautiful walled city of Chester is around the same distance, while Manchester and Liverpool can be reached in little over an hour www.visitchester.com