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Birch Hill

Ellesmere, Shropshire

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Birch Hill is a small, award winning campsite in Ellesmere, Shropshire, an idyllic location giving you a break from the real world on your motorhome and caravan holidays.

In the Top 100 Sites Guide 2014 compiled by Caravan Sitefinder, Practical Motorhome and Practical Caravan, Birch Hill was one of just 12 campsites to make it into this must-have guide for the Heart of England region, meaning it's one of the best campsites in the UK. Not only that, but it has been rated as the best small site in the UK in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 editions of this guide.

Open all year round, this is a simply stunning five-van CL (certificated location) site that is open exclusively to Caravan Club members, welcoming caravans, motorhomes and trailer tents, but not tents. Despite its small size, Birch Hill consistently impresses those who stay there. The site covers two acres, so there’s lots of room for units to pitch up, and there are five hardstanding pitches available if you’re planning to visit during the bad weather. Birch Hill is also located down a long drive, so you’ll be settled well away from any roads, but at the same time it isn't too far from an A-road, meaning access is easy and it is also easy to get out and explore the surrounding countryside.

It's a CL, so, of course, facilities are limited. However, you'll be pleased to know there are plenty of 16A electric hook-ups as well as a mains water supply, two waste disposal points, a chemical waste disposal point and free Wi-Fi. A limited amount of caravan storage is also available.

This is a dog friendly campsite, so you can bring your four-legged pals with you on your motorhome and caravan holidays, and there is a lovely nearby woodland walk. Two dogs are allowed per unit. The CL's owners also have their own dog which is allowed to wander around the site.

The CL is in England, but it’s just a couple of miles from the Welsh border, so it’s handy for exploring both regions. History-lovers will enjoy a trip to Whittington and Chirk castles, while Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Ironbridge are also within driving distance. The town of Ellesmere is around one mile from Birch Hill.

The Welsh town of Wrexham is less than a half hour drive from this campsite, a lovely town to explore and to stock up on your holiday supplies, or perhaps to enjoy a meal out. Sitting on the River Severn, Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire, is just a 35-minute drive in the other direction, if you take the most direct route. Visit Shrewsbury Abbey or Shrewsbury Castle, or how about the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show, one of the biggest events of its kind in the UK. And the other side of Shrewsbury, the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Stiperstones National Nature Reserve, are waiting for you to explore them.

So if you're looking for somewhere small but perfectly formed to spend your motorhome and caravan holidays in Wales and Shropshire, this CL at Birch Hill could be just your cup of tea.

Open all year.

Pets allowed, Chemical disposal point, Electric hook-ups, Wireless internet

If you bring dogs, please keep them on a lead.

Tourist information on the site
Caravan storage

5 Motorhome pitches, 5 Touring pitches

Nearby attractions:
Fishing, Golf, Horse riding holidays, Sailing, Internet Access

Ellesmere is a pleasant, picturesque, rural area, known for its lakes and birdlife.

A good base for a short stay or longer holiday: we are just 2 miles from North Wales and within 20 minutes to about an hour you could be at one of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites or numerous castles, historic houses and National Trust properties. See our website for more details.

Bird Watching

Canal Boats
Park Hall Farm
Moreton Park
National Trust Castles & Historic Houses
Whittington Castle - 6 miles
Chirk Castle - 9 miles
Erddig - 12 miles
Powis Castle - 26 miles
Attingham Park
Chester Zoo
Horse Racing
Chester Races
Bangor-on-Dee Races

Birch Hill

Birch Hill, The Cross
Shropshire, Central North England
United Kingdom
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5.0 stars

Another lovely week at Birch Hill. Beautiful surroundings, stunning views and plenty of room to spread out on this massive site.
Ian and Janey always make us very welcome and Amber showed us her puppies!
Ellesmere is a delightful little market town, lots of interesting shops as well as a superstore. Restaurants to suit all tastes!
We visited National Trust properties locally and almost got blown off the Iron age hill fort at Oswestry – plenty to do.
If you want a quiet CL, with well kept facilities, within reach of stunning countryside and lovely friendly and knowledgeable hosts, this is the place for you. We love it.


5.0 stars

So you’re looking for a clean, quiet, very well maintained CL with lots of room, easy access, wonderful views and friendly knowledgeable hosts; with very little light pollution so that you can see a million stars in a dark night sky; that enjoys close proximity to many interesting locations of a rich 18th century industrial heritage; with many local eateries offering a range of genre and price; and offers several beautiful local walks to burn off those calories; is close to shops, small and large. That’s what we look for, which is why we keep returning to Birch Hill. Thank you Ian and Janet, another perfect week and you even managed wonderful weather! See you again soon.

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From the minute of arrival until the time of departure I must report that our hosts were so very helpful when required and left us totally alone when help was not required. The welcome introduction set us up for our stay over Xmas with a pack of interesting brochures to help us enjoy our stay the like of which we had never had before. The trouble is in leaving a glowing response is that we may not get on when we return in the Summer; that said it would be wrong of us not to let our fellow members know what a brilliant site Birch Hill is.... Enjoy, you will not be disappointed!


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