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County - Shropshire | Map
Tel code: 01948 | code search
Postcode: SY13 | code search
Population: 9200
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Birthplace of:
Edward German
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Folk Customs:
Arbor Day

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Hanmer Hotel
"My husband and I visited The Hanmer Arms and had a lovely evening - the food was great - all fresh and a great choice. Ambience was relaxed, decor ..." More

Canal Side Caravan Site
"Very clean toilets /showers and site. Main road runs at side of field one side and the canal the other. Staff very friendly and helpful.Would help if campers where ..." More

Hill Valley Golf Club Hotel
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Whitchurch is believed to be the oldest continually inhabited market town in Shropshire and can trace its history back to the Romans in around 70AD but little evidence of this settlement exists today. What you will find in Whitchurch however are medieval, Georgian and Victorian buildings which provide an insight as to how popular Whitchurch has been through the ages. It is believed that Whitchurch took its name from a Norman church built out of the local stone but today there are no remains of the building however the town does have a magnificent 18th century church known as St Alkmunds built out of red sandstone. The church sits on a hill overlooking the town centre and is the largest 18th century church in Shropshire outside Shrewsbury. Of particular interest is the clock which is still wound by hand, and was made locally by Thomas Joyce and Sons – this company later went on to become JB Joyce known the world over for the quality of their clocks – established in the 17th century the company are the oldest tower clock manufacturers in the world. Whitchurch was the birthplace of Edward German composer and best known for his work “Welsh Rhapsody” such was his prowess he was commissioned to complete Sullivan’s unfinished opera “The Emerald Isle”. Also born here was Randolph Caldecott – a famous Victorian illustrator not just of childrens books but also of travel books and novels and had sculptors and paintings exhibited at the Royal Academy. This we hope provides you with a flavour of Whitchurch and why it is popular for residents and visitors – it boasts a quaint high street with a range of traditional and modern shops and a wide range of local amenities as well as being convenient for exploring the surrounding Shropshire and Cheshire countryside.

Accountant

Gibson Phelps & Partners
Kingsley Financial Management Ltd

Afloat

Tillerman Boats

Attraction

The Parachute Centre

Camping

Abbey Green Farm
Green Lane Farm Camping Site
Grindley Brook Wharf Caravan and Camp Site

Caravan Park

Canal Side Caravan Site
Grindley Brook Wharf Caravan and Camp Site

Cottage

Oak Cottage

Dentist

Green End Dental Practice
High Street Dental Practice

Doctor

Dr Smith RGM & Partners
Dr Thompson RJ & Partner
Dr Wilson PF & Partners
The Surgery

Estate Agent

Barber & Son
Guy Simmonds
Reeds Rains Estate Agents
Wright-Manley

Farmers Market

Whitchurch Farmers Market

Golf Club

Hill Valley Golf Club

Market

Dearnford Lake And Collectors Fair Car Boot
Indoor Flea Market
Whitchurch Country Market
Whitchurch Farmers Market

Performing Arts

Pritchards Dance & Fitness Academy

Pub and Bar

Anchor Inn
Bulls Head
Horse & Jockey
Old Jack Inn
Old Town Hall Vaults
Swan Inn
The Swan at Marbury
Willeymoor Lock Tavern

Restaurant

Bulls Head
Horse & Jockey
Old Jack Inn
Peppers Indian Cuisineý
The Swan at Marbury

Willeymoor Lock Tavern

Self-Catering

Stone Lodge
Tillerman Boats

Solicitor

Barker Son & Isherwood

Taxi

Acorn Taxis
Fair Taxis
Rays Taxis
Wilky's Private Hire

Sports Clubs

Hanmer LTC (Tennis)
Whitchurch (Shropshire) (Men's Hockey)
Whitchurch (Shropshire) (Women's Hockey)
Whitchurch CC (Cricket)
Whitchurch Rugby Club (Rugby Union)

Shops

Boots
Bookshrop
Panther Computer Services
Heathwood Nurseries
Holly Farm Nurseries
Pets First
Pets 2000

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Jane Smellie Opticians Ltd
G Dowling & Son
Selective Prints
Hallmark Cards

Activities

The Parachute Centre(Airsports)
Dearnford Trout Fishery(Fishing)

Places to Stay near Whitchurch

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The Cat at the Park (0.21 miles)

The Cat at the Park

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A brand new concept in eating, drinking and cat napping! Our 3 sites located in Nantwich, Whitchurch and Leek all offer dining and modern, comfortable bedrooms, and all have their ... More

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Hill Valley Golf Club Hotel (4.67 miles)

Hill Valley Golf Club Hotel

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Macdonald Hill Valley is perfect for golf, leisure and spa breaks. It has two 18-hole golf courses, a new health club, and is 20 miles (32.2 km) from Chester and Shrewsbury. The ... More

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Hanmer Hotel (5.52 miles)

Hanmer Hotel
With a beautiful, peaceful location in the quiet, traditional village of Hanmer, this charming 4-star inn offers attractive en suite accommodation and is great for a restful, relaxing break.
Situated on the borders of Shropshire, Cheshire ... More | visit website
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Cholmondeley Castle (6.29 miles)

Cholmondeley Castle

The Cholmondeleys of Cholmondeley, near Malpas in rolling Cheshire countryside, came to Cheshire with the Norman Conquest and descended, on the male side, from the Norman Marcher Barons of Malpas and, on the female side, ... More

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Mulsford Cottage (7.28 miles)

Mulsford Cottage
Mulsford Cottage is a family run four star bed and breakfast in the heart of North Wales, offering idyllic weekend getaways, or longer term stays for corporate visitors. 4 miles from the Wrexham Industrial estate, ... More | visit website
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Hawkstone Park (7.72 miles)

Hawkstone Park

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Stepping inside Hawkstone Park Hotel is like entering another world. Its maze of meandering corridors, high ceilings and roaring log fire are reminiscent of a much loved English setting. But don’t be ... More

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Aston Lodge (7.72 miles)

Aston Lodge

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Aston Lodge invites you to Wem. Set in just under one acre of gardens with ample parking we offer 10 ensuite bedrooms. We are open every day of the year and ... More

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Old Rectory Hotel (7.81 miles)

Old Rectory Hotel

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The restful, friendly ambiance of this beautiful Georgian house sweeps you away immediately. As you enter the Old Rectory hotel through the Georgian pillars you are greeted with a splendid staircase. The ... More

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Ternhill Farm House (7.99 miles)

Ternhill Farm House

A warm welcome awaits you at this Grade II Listed Georgian farmhouse set in an acre of gardens. A wonderful blend of character oak beams & floors with more contemporary luxuries. The individually furnished spacious ... More | visit website

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The Granary (8.41 miles)

The Granary

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This truly luxurious, spacious and beautifully designed and furnished barn conversion enjoys an enviable rural location within an acre of landscaped gardens and four acres of mown ... More

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