Although you have chosen the perfect escape for you and your horse, there may be times when you just want to get out and about on your own. There is a huge variety of things to do around Moorehouse Farm, some of which are listed below. However, if you just want to ‘play it by ear’ when you get here, let us know what you feel like doing and we’ll recommend some places of interest or things to do.
At the farm, we have 4 mountain bikes that are available to hire. We are so lucky to live in one of England’s most rural and sparsely populated counties, and exploring the surrounding countryside on the bikes is a real pleasure. Available to hire at just £20 per bike, per day, they are always popular. Have a chat with us when you arrive if you would like to book them.
Moorehouse Farm is situated just 3.5 miles from Oswestry, the third largest town in Shropshire and home to a selection of bars and restaurants that cater for all tastes. Located only 5 miles from the Welsh border, Oswestry enjoys a mixed English and Welsh heritage.
A magnificent medieval fortress on the Welsh marshes. Built in the 13th Century, Chirk Castle is approximately 11 miles from Moorehouse Farm. Discover how the fortress was transformed into a lavish family home, reflecting 400 years of changing taste. Relax in the glorious gardens and explore the 480 acres of parkland.
Chirk Aqueduct is part of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and the Llangollen Canal World Heritage site,which stretches from Chirk to the Horseshoe Falls in Llangollen itself. It’s one of the best places in the country to see awe-inspiring canal architecture and also the only place on our waterways network where you can stand with one foot in England and one foot in Wales as it straddles the border between the two countries.
Situated in the grounds of Chirk Castle, Segtrek offers a fun and exciting Segway safari. Suitable for all age groups, it’s a great way to explore the castle grounds and learn more about it’s history while enjoying the unique Segway experience.
The Lion Quays Hotel and Spa
The British Ironworks Centre
Shropshire’s only free, 5 star tourist destination and birthplace of the famous Spoon Gorilla and Knife Angel, the UK’s national monument against knife crime. Check out the UK’s largest metal safari park – explore the grounds and spot amazing sculptures of over 100 species. The centre is also home to blacksmiths, silversmiths and other talented artisans offering exclusive demonstrations and workshops.
Cambrian Heritage Railway
The Cambrian Railways Museum exhibits memorabilia associated with the railway system operated by the Cambrian Railways Company and its successors, together with other items of railway interest. It is situated in Oswestry, which is where the Cambrian Railways Company chose to site its headquarters. Housed in a former goods depot constructed in the 1860’s, it tells the history of a railway system.