Shifnal is a Shropshire market town. Originally a staging post on the route from London to Holyhead, nowadays visitors can enjoy a more modern form of transport to and from the town, thanks to the railway station located in its centre. Base yourself at a bed and breakfast in Shifnal and get out to explore the area.
Key local attractions include Boscobel House, which should be of interest to those eager to learn about the history of the area. This 17th century farmhouse is said to have once provided shelter for Roman Catholics seeking shelter from religious persecution and was also a refuge sought out by King Charles II, who hid here from Cromwell's army. From Boscobel House, walkers can embark on a two mile walk to view the White Ladies Priory, which was another hiding spot for the hunted king.
Whether you're after a quiet country retreat or a cheap town centre B&B Shifnal shoul have something for you. If you're staying at a family friendly Shifnal b and b, plan a day trip to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. Home to the National Cold War Exhibition, airplane enthusiasts can view Britain's three V bombers, enjoy a ride on a simulator, have a go at being an (interactive) pilot and much more. It provides ample entertainment for all the family and is definitely worth the trip.
Weston Park, is a stunning 17th century stately home which open to visitors for tours.The grounds are vast, and encompass woodlands, lakes and miles of parkland. There is a wild Woodland Adventure Playground and a miniature railway that the children will adore and, during the summer months, there are frequent outdoor events such as fairs and concerts. It's a great place to spend a sunny day if you're staying at a B&B in Shifnal or the surrounding area.
If you're keen to embark on some country walks and cycles from your bed and breakfast Shifnal makes a great base. There are a range of walks which start in the town and will lead you out into the lush Shropshire countryside. Within the town, you'll find lots of cute restaurants, inns and traditional pubs where you can grab a bit to eat and relax over a drink.