Yew Tree House Bed and Breakfast is set in a quiet country location, yet just a short car ride from the amenities of Oswestry, Ellesmere and Whittington, with Shrewsbury and Llangollen only 25 minutes away. For canal enthusiasts, Yew Tree B&B is at Frankton Junction where the Shropshire Union Canal, the Llangollen Canal and the Montgomery Canal meet at Frankton Locks.
Within 5 miles of Yew Tree House
WhittingtonYew Tree House Bed and Breakfast is only 4 miles from the small village of Whittington. Situated in the heart of it, is the picturesque 12th Century Whittington Castle. The Castle is first mentioned in 1138, when it was fortified by the Norman Chief, William Peverell against King Stephen.
Whittington Castle’s most notable claim to fame was as the home of Richard (Dick) Whittington who became three times Lord Mayor of London and a famous legend and pantomime hero.
Richard was the third son of Sir William Whittington of Pauntley. He spent his childhood, growing up at Whittington castle and after a visit to the holy Well of St. Oswald (Oswestry), he had a vivid dream that the spirits of the well had heard his wish to be a rich and wealthy man. They told him of a town far away where the streets were paved with gold. He was so impressed with the reality of the dream that he decided to set off for London to make his fortune.
Whittington Castle looks especially good when floodlit, with the light reflected in the water of the moat.
Whittington has a shop, Post Office and a couple of good pub restaurants. (See bottom right photo - Whittington Castle)
Yew Tree House Bed and Breakfast is 4 miles from the pretty market town of Ellesmere. With medieval streets, Georgian houses and half timbered buildings, it is well worth visiting. There are many shops selling everything from antiques and gifts to exotic food. There are plenty of pubs serving food plus an Indian and a Thai restaurant.
The highlight of Ellesmere has to be the Mere itself with it’s wildlife. There are a number of gentle walks that will take you from the Mere into town and along to the Llangollen Canal past the new marina or through the Arboretum and Cremorne Gardens. (See top right photo - The Mere)
Yew Tree House Bed and Breakfast is approximately 3 miles from Ellesmere College. It is the perfect place to stay when visiting the school.
Yew Tree House B&B is 6 miles from Oswestry, which was named after King Oswald of Northumbria, who died in AD641, nailed to a tree - hence the name "Oswald's Tree". According to legend a passing eagle took a limb but dropped it and where it landed a spring burst forth - St Oswald's Well. Today, Oswestry has become a vibrant market town with the largest street market in the Borderlands and more than its fair share of specialty shops and restaurants.
Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen
Yew Tree House Bed and Breakfast is a 10-15 minute car ride away from the world renowned Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital. Yew Tree House B&B is a comfortable and convenient base when visiting friends or relatives at the hospital or to stay the previous night for an early appointment.
Within 10 miles of Yew Tree House
Chirk Castle (National Trust)
completed in 1310, is the last Welsh castle from the reign of Edward I still lived in today. Features from its 700 years include the medieval tower and dungeon, 18th-century servants' hall and 20th-century laundry. There is also a 17th-century Long Gallery and grand 18th-century state apartments, with elaborate plasterwork, Adam-style furniture, tapestries, portraits and award-winning gardens.
Is a World Heritage Site that should be on everyone's "must see" list. Built by Thomas Telford in 1805, it takes the Llangollen Canal over the stunning River Dee valley. It is 1,007 ft (307 m) long, 11 ft (3.4 m) wide and 5.25 ft (1.60 m) deep and consists of a cast iron trough supported 126 ft (38 m) above the river Dee by nineteen hollow masonry piers (pillars).
You can walk across the aqueduct with the towpath protected by a set of railings For those crossing in a narrowboat, the other side is unprotected and the effect is that of being suspended 126ft up in mid-air.
Is a left-handed jumps racecourse set in glorious countryside and overlooked by the Welsh hills. Easily accessible from Yew Tree House Bed and Breakfast, just 20 minutes by car.
Within 20 miles of Yew Tree House
Yew Tree House Bed & Breakfast is 20 miles from Shrewsbury. No trip to Shropshire can go without visiting the town. Shrewsbury has been called 'England’s finest Tudor town'. There are black and white properties everywhere with over 660 listed buildings, linked by ancient “shuts” or passageways. Surrounded almost entirely by the River Severn, Shrewsbury has been protected from the excesses of modern development and to walk it’s streets is like stepping through a time warp.
Powis Castle (National Trust)
Built in 1200, Powis Castle began life as a fortress of the Welsh Princes of Powys and commands magnificent views toward England. It has been remodelled and embellished over more than 400 years and has a world-famous garden, overhung with enormous clipped yews, shelters tender plants and sumptuous herbaceous borders.
Erddig (National Trust)
Erddig is one of the most fascinating houses in Britain, not least because of the unusually close relationship that existed between the family of the house and their servants. The extensive range of outbuildings includes kitchen, laundry, bakehouse, stables, sawmill, smithy and joiner's shop, while the stunning state rooms display most of their original 18th- and 19th-century furniture and furnishings.
Pistyll Rhaeadr the highest waterfall in Wales and England
Yew Tree House B&B is only a 25 minute car ride away from Llangollen with its beautiful river, steam railway and horse drawn canal boats plus the spectacular Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Llangollen also hosts a number of international estivals, the most famous of which is the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.
Over 20 miles from Yew Tree House
Ironbridge Gorge is a spectacular and beautiful World Heritage Site offering a unique chance to step back in time to an age when the pounding of steam hammers and the clatter of horse hooves was commonplace. There are constant reminders of the role this area played at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
Ironbridge Gorge has ten award-winning Museums spread along the valley beside the River Severn which is still spanned by the world's first Iron Bridge.
Is an historic city on the border of Wales and England. Its origins can be traced back to the founding of the Roman fortress of Deva in 70AD.
There are many fine buildings in Chester, probably one of the most impressive sights is the Rows, two-tier shopping galleries which date from the Middle Ages. Chester Cathedral is well worth a visit as is the Amphitheatre. You can also walk right round Chester on the city walls, stopping at the second most photographed clock in Britain after Big Ben - The Eastgate Clock
Attingham Park (Nationa Trust)
Attingham Park was built for the 1st Lord Berwick in 1785 and was in continuous ownership by the family for more than 160 years. This splendid Regency mansion is set in beautiful parkland in the heart of the estate which is situated between Shrewsbury and the River Severn.