Local Area

Shrewsbury landscape

The small rural hamlet of Newton-on-the-Hill stands amidst scenic countryside, with two farms and 9 houses and lies about half a mile north of Harmer Hill which boasts two pubs with restaurants and a thriving Village Hall.

Newton-on-the-Hill is famed for its most famous son Richard Gough author of "Antiquities and Memories of the Parish of Myddle", and "Observations concerning the seats in Myddle Church and the families to which they belong" between 1700 and 1702. He was born in 1635 and died in 1723. He was educated in Myddle and Broughton, and lived in, what is now called Newton Farm, Newton on the Hill. A yeoman farmer, he decided to pick up his quill and write about everyday life of the families in the parish, including any scandals, hardships, tragedies and humorous goings on.

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of Gough's account of village life, a group of 18 local people created an illustrated pack of six walks around Myddle which have become known as the 'Gough Walks'. A set of these can be found in The Granary.

Hawkstone Park Shropshire

North Shropshire is a jewel in the Shropshire Crown with its wonderful landscape of meres and mosses full of wildlife and miles of ambling canals. If you love gardens you will find some of the best in England.

The pretty village of Myddle lies approximately 1 mile north of Newton-on-the-Hill, with its Church, School, Village Hall and Village Shop. See our current Church Messenger and details in The Granary.

Close by are the delightful villages of Clive and Grinshill. This stunning area, famous for its ancient mines and beautiful natural stone production boasts numerous scenic walks and cycle routes, all with stunning views of the nearby Welsh mountain peaks.

Shrewsbury Shropshire

Historic Shrewsbury (6 miles), with the River Severn looping round, boasts a wealth of timber framed, black and white buildings ( over 600 listed buildings ) in addition to its fine selection of shops, restaurants and pubs. Also the birth place of that Great Briton, Charles Darwin. Shrewsbury Abbey, founded in 1083 and famous for being the home of the fictional Brother Cadfael, is well worth a visit, as is Shrewsbury Castle, an impressive building set in beautiful gardens and housing the Shropshire Regimental Museum.

Ellesmere, known as the Lake District of Shropshire is 8 miles away and boasts nine scenic glacial meres renowned for their scenic walks and huge variety of bird life. Feeding the ducks is a great pastime for many visitors, bringing back lots of happy memories.

You may like to visit Hawkstone Park, Britain's first theme park created over 250 years ago, full of follies, caves, cliffs and grottoes. a favourite for all ages of the family.

Shropshire has a wealth of quality restaurants and local produce. Battlefield 1403 Farm Shop is well worth a visit. Details and leaflets can be found in the Granary. Ludlow is a renown food Mecca for those who love good food.

Chester Zoo near Shropshire

Further afield for those who want thrills and spills a day at Alton Towers is what is needed! A trip to West Midlands Safari Park or Chester Zoo will delight children and adults.

A great holiday location at any time of the year.


Things to do

Apart from the beautiful surrounding local countryside which offers excellent walks and cycling, there are numerous places of interest for every member of the family to visit near or far including:

  • The Potteries Staffordshire
  • Chester Historic Town
  • Chester Zoo
  • West Midland Safari Park Kidderminster
  • Ironbridge and Heritage Site Telford
  • Attingham Park ( National Trust) Eastern outskirts of Shrewsbury
  • Home Farm Attingham
  • Hawkstone Park Golf Club ( and Follies) Weston-Under-Redcastle
  • Severn Valley Railway Bridgenorth
  • Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms
  • RAF Museum Cosford
  • Erddig Park ,Wrexham
  • Dobbies Garden Centre, Nr Bayston Hill
  • Percy Throwers Garden Centre, Meole Brace
  • The Quarry and the Dingle, Shrewsbury Centre
  • Shrewsbury Abbey and Shrewsbury Castle
  • Acton Scott Farm, Church Stretton
  • Wroxeter Roman City
  • Wroxeter Roman Vineyard
  • Park Hall Farm, Oswestry
  • Hoo Farm, Telford
  • South Shropshire: Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton
  • Long Mynd, Church Stretton
  • Powis Castle
  • Chirk Caste, Chirk
  • Ludlow Chester and Welsh Border (Snowdonia National Park is not so far away)
  • Alton Towers, Staffordshire

In fact Shropshire is so wonderful, for more information about places to visit in Shropshire and events, please click here to visit the Shropshire Tourism Website.

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