Beautifully landscaped and located in rural Shropshire, Barncroft Caravan Site is an independent (and pet friendly) site close to the Welsh border between the medieval town of Shrewsbury and the market town of Oswestry.
Surrounded by rolling farmland and woodlands, the three-acre site has been lovingly developed with large ornamental gardens and extensive seasonal floral displays, with a natural landscape to relax and enjoy as well as an ideal base to explore the local country parks and attractions which Shropshire and Wales have to offer.
To complement the large woodlands adjacent to the site, the site has been sympathetically planted to create a haven for local wildlife, including badgers, foxes, and many varieties of birds such as buzzards, finches and woodpeckers that visit several feed stations around the site.
With a spacious double-width entrance, guests can easily access the secure site via an automatic gate, onto hard-surfaced driveways leading to double hard-standing pitches. Each pitch has individual electric hook-up points and space to park your car alongside your caravan/awning.
This family-run caravan site has immaculate facilities including a recently constructed, fully serviced toilet & shower block that is heated, and well fitted out, with an outdoor pot washing area, private showers and disabled access.
Fresh water and waste disposal points are conveniently located around the site, and waste recycling is strongly encouraged at all disposal stations.
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You can obtain essential grocery items and newspapers from the nearby village of Ruyton X1 Towns. There you will find a general store, Post Office and a selection of local pubs with additional food take-away outlets, pubs & stores available at Baschurch (approx. 2 miles from the site).
The local area has plenty to offer all, whether you like to ramble along the stunning Shropshire hills, explore small towns and quaint villages, or perhaps magnificent gardens and historic houses. Visitor and heritage attractions are plentiful, along with fishing and golf venues, and a selection of independent and high street shops in Shrewsbury, Oswestry or Chester.
Public transport is available from outside the site entrance, with a regular service running both ways between the market town of Oswestry and County town of Shrewsbury (timetables available on the site notice boards).
The touring pitches cater for touring caravans and motor caravans.
Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead at all times.
There are a number of seasonal pitches available.
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Key attractions include:
The Cliffe Countryside Heritage Site
Close to the caravan park is Nesscliffe Hill Country Park where you can enjoy woodland trails, heather covered hills and wonderful views over the Shropshire countryside and Welsh hills. Visitors can enjoy a variety of walking and riding experiences from level tracks to steep narrow footpaths suitable for all different ages and abilities. Look out for Kynaston's cave carved into the quarried sandstone cliffs, home to the highwayman known as 'Wild Kynaston' who robbed Welsh wool traders on their way to and from the Oswestry markets.
Shrewsbury County Town
With so many hidden gems set within the loop of the River Severn, Shrewsbury is a tranquil town just 6 miles away from the site. Explore Shrewsbury's medieval Shutts and passageways and you will find over 600 listed buildings, many of them half-timbered independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Enjoy a walk along the riverside or take a trip on Sabrina, a triple deck, modern passenger boat with a retractable roof.
Oswestry Market Town
Oswestry is a border market town with many independent shops and friendly shopkeepers, surrounded by castles and stunning industrial heritage. Don't miss one of the best-preserved hillforts in Britain or the heritage steam railway.
British Ironworks Centre
Best known for their incredible sculptures, the British Ironworks centre is only 5.5 miles from Barncroft, and they have various pieces of art and points-of-interest to see and enjoy as you wander around the Centre. Famous for the knife angel and, more recently, the Gorilla Apocalypse, the Ironworks is the ideal location to spend some much-needed time outdoors, walking the grounds and exploring the outdoor metal safari park.
Llangollen Victorian Town
Renowned for the surrounding hills and the River Dee, Llangollen has something for every visitor. Take a stroll along the Victoria Promenade, picnic in the Riverside Park or watch the river tumble down beneath the bridge. If you just want to relax, let the train take the strain and ride on the steam railway or experience peace and tranquillity gliding along the canal on a horse-drawn boat. Llangollen is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site along eleven miles of canal from Gledrid to the Horseshoe Falls via the spectacular Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, one of the most remarkable achievements of the industrial revolution. You can walk across the 38m tall Pontcysyllte, or save your legs and take a leisurely boat ride whilst enjoying the spectacular views of the welsh valley.
Oswestry Golf Club
Oswestry Golf Club is home to two Ryder Cup Captains. It is an 18 hole, par70, mature parkland course, renowned for its excellent all year round conditions and friendly welcome.
The Mere at Ellesmere is an award-winning park and beautiful lake with gardens, woodland walks and historic parkland on the edge of the medieval market town of Ellesmere. It is the largest of nine meres and mosses that can be found in the unique Shropshire landscape. The Mere Boathouse and Visitor Centre allow you to watch the wildlife around the lake and the kiosk which sits on the Promenade provides snacks and light refreshments for both you and the wildlife!
Discover the amazing stories of those who have served in the RAF by visiting the RAF Museum at Cosford. Housed in wartime hangars you will find a fantastic display of aircraft and exhibits for a fun, entertaining day out.
Hawkstone Park Follies
Set in 100 acres of parkland, the Follies is a range of dramatic and rugged natural sandstone hills that were developed to include gullies, caves, towers and bridges, becoming one of the most visited landscapes in Britain during the 19th Century. Throughout the parks history numerous Follies have been added to the landscape, providing new discoveries around every corner, and famous as the setting for the 1988 TV version of The Lion, The witch and The Wardobe.
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