Newport Shropshire in 1857

Places to Visit

Newport Guildhall
A fine 15th/16th century Grade II listed building in the centre of Newport. On Saturday mornings a small museum run by Newport History Society is open displaying artefacts discovered in the local area

Newport Canal
A branch of the Shropshire Union Canal that was closed in 1944 but subsequently bought by Newport Town Council in the 1960’s. A small section through the town has been restored and is home to swans, ducks and moorhens. It makes a very pleasant walk

Dorothy Clive Gardens Willowbridge Shropshire TF9 4EU

Famous gardens created in the 1940’s on a quarry site and named for the creator’s wife

Ironbridge Gorge Museums

The centre of the Industrial Revolution. Several museums including Blists Hill Victorian Town and Coalport China Museum.

Dower House Garden Morville Hall Nr Bridgnorth Shropshire WV16 5NB

Beautiful garden created by author and gardener Katherine Swift tracing the history of gardening from medieval times

Places to Eat

The Fox Pave Lane Chetwynd Aston Newport Shropshire TF10 9LQ
Excellent gastro pub food, lovely warm fires in winter

The Swan at Forton
A traditional 18th century coaching in with comfortable rooms – renowned for its Carvery

Places to Stay

The Swan at Forton (see above)

Premier Inn Stafford Road Newport Shropshire TF10 9BY
Comfortable new hotel and a good location for visiting the area

Newport Arms Hotel 4 Lower Bar Newport Shropshire TF10 7BQ
An old Newport Inn (The Swan) recently refurbished to provide comfortable rooms