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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
http://www.discovershropshire.org.uk/html/search/verb/GetRecord/album:20070305151453

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
http://shropshirehistory.com/canals/canals/shrewsbury.htm

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
http://www.billsitsolutions.co.uk/aboutus.html

Ironbridge Gorge Museums

The centre of the Industrial Revolution. Several museums including Blists Hill Victorian Town and Coalport China Museum.
http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/our-attractions/

Dower House Garden Morville Hall Nr Brignorth Shropshire WV16 5NB

Beautiful garden created by author and gardener Katherine Swift tracing the history of gardening from medieval times
http://www.morvillefestival.co.uk/thedowerhouse.html

Places to Eat

The Fox Pave Lane Chetwynd Aston Newport Shropshire TF10 9LQ
Excellent gastro pub food, lovely warm fires in winter
http://www.brunningandprice.co.uk/fox/

The Red Pepper Bistro Stafford Street Newport Shropshire TF10 7LT
Charming little bistro with excellent Mediterranean food
http://www.redpeppernewport.com/

The Swan at Forton
A traditional 18th century coaching in with comfortable rooms – renowned for its Carvery
http://www.swanforton.co.uk/

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
http://www.premierinn.com/en/hotel/NEWBEE/newport/telford

Newport Arms Hotel 4 Lower Bar Newport Shropshire TF10 7BQ
An old Newport Inn (The Swan) recently refurbished to provide comfortable rooms
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g1657885-d1058313-Reviews-Newport_Arms_Hotel-Newport_Shropshire_England.html