Local Area

 

Within a 60 minute drive, there are 10 National Trust properties, 2 World Heritage sites, 2 English Heritage sites, 10 CADW Wales sites as well as the ancient town of Shrewsbury (25 minutes) and Chester with its famous Rows (40 minutes).

 

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


Whittington

Yew 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.


Whittington has a shop, Post Office and a couple of good pub restaurants. (See bottom right photo - Whittington Castle)


Ellesmere

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)

 

Ellesmere College

Yew Tree House Bed and Breakfast is approximately 3 miles from Ellesmere College. It is the perfect place to stay when visiting the school.

 

Oswestry

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.

 

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

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.

 

Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse

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

Shrewsbury

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.

Llanrhaeadr Waterfall

Pistyll Rhaeadr the highest waterfall in Wales and England

Llangollen

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

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.

 

Attingham Park (National 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.

 

Sunnycroft (National Trust)

Edwardian gentleman's suburban villa. A typical Edwardian red-brick villa built for the prosperous middle classes in the late Victorian period.

Sunnycroft is one of the very few villas to have survived, with a mini estate and largely unaltered contents and decoration.


Benthall (National Trust)

Situated on a plateau above the gorge of the River Severn, this fine stone house has mullioned and transomed windows, a stunning interior with carved oak staircase and decorated plaster ceilings and oak panelling. 

 

Dudmaston (National Trust)

Late 17th-century mansion surrounded by a lakeside garden and estate. It provides a classical setting for a collection of modern and contemporary art. The modern art galleries were assembled by diplomat Sir George Labouchere, while his wife Rachel showed off her collections of botanical drawings and watercolours.

 

Moseley Old Hall (National Trust)

An atmospheric Elizabethan farmhouse that saved a King. Moseley Old Hall was where King Charles II hid from Cromwell's troops at after he fled the Battle of Worcester in 1651. 

 

Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills (National Trust)

Extensive area of upland heath covering as much as 2,000 hectares (4,942 acres) of heather-covered hills with stunning views of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Welsh hills. This is an important place for wildlife, geology and archaeology. 

 

There are paths for walking, cycling and horse riding, you can even drive to the top of the hill to take in the views.

 

Wightwick manor (National Trust)

The legacy of a family's passion for Victorian art and design. Its interiors are decorated with the designs of William Morris and his Arts and Crafts contemporaries. It is home to a remarkable collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings by Rossetti, Burne-Jones and their followers, the largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings outside of London.

 

Chester

The 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  

 

 

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