Things to do Hawkstone Park Follies review
Hawsktone Park Follies in Weston-Under-Redcastle near Shrewsbury is one of the first and most original tourist attractions in the UK. After almost a Century of neglect, this magical Georgian attraction was lovingly restored and reopened in 1993.
It is 100 acres of extraordinary follies, around every corner is a fantasy landscape full of bridges, towers, cliffs, crags, caves, walkways and deep woods waiting to be explored. It takes at least 3 hours to see and experience it all with many steps, ascents and descents but it is more than worth the effort.
There is a relatively new enchanted trail with clues to find along the way. There’s also den building, giant telephones and trolls hiding behind rocks. Children can collect leaves and ingredients for a magical spell that culminates in finding the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
You can climb to the top of the monument with 150 steps and amazing views from the top. There’s an enchanting hermitage, the Swiss bridge is a thin rustic wooden bridge perched over a deep chasm. Plus a dark and mysterious tunnel that leads into Grotto hill that is thought to have originated from a 5th-Century copper mine. There’s a series of caves and passages that lead to a Grotto labyrinth that is a sight to behold. Decent footwear is essential. Hawkstone is suitable for all ages although smaller children would need to be carried in a sling as the terrain is rough going for little legs.
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FAQ and Further Information Hawkstone Park Follies
Is there food and drink available?
There is a glasshouse tearoom on-site with stunning views, they sell hot and cold food and drinks.
What are the main things to do?
100 acres of extraordinary follies including towers, cliffs, crags, caves, walkways and woods. Plus a trail for kids with den building, giant telephones, trolls and spells. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap – Just over £8 for an adult and just under £6 for a child. Children under 3 years old are free.
Is there parking?
There is parking.
When are they open?
Hawkstone park follies is open from mid February until early November. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dogs are welcome.
Are they accessible?
Due to the terrain the follies are not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.
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