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  • Generally I think it's best to go on a weekend day, since although it can be quite busy during the school holidays or on hot and sunny summer's afternoons, there is usually a lot going on and the place will be geared up to handle a large number of visitors
  • There are demonstrations of these at frequent intervals, and this of course gives visitors the best opportunity to see farm animals (and old machinery) at work in the way that they would have been used in around 1900
  • You should most definitely remember to pack your cameras, and probably spare batteries and memory cards too, as you're likely to be taking a lot of photos when you visit

    • by fredhound
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      Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is a fantastic tourist attraction deep in the lovely countryside of the English border county of Shropshire. The living museum is in itself historic these days, as it’s been open now for several decades, and quite rightly shows little sign of dipping in popularity. It’s a wonderful place to take a family party, and children who love animals will be in for a truly memorable time. It’s a highly recommended day out, as long as the weather is OK. I’d say you should give it a miss if it’s raining, though.

      Acton Scott is situated quite close to the nice small town of Church Stretton, which itself is very well situated for walks in the Shropshire hills including the Long Mynd. It’s not impossible to get to Acton Scott itself without a car, as there are a few buses which run to the village hall in the nearby village, though you may find yourself having to


      hire a taxi from the nearest railway station, which is in Church Stretton. If you are driving, though, it’s all quite straightforward, as you can simply blast up the A49 primary route (which is fast and well made) from Craven Arms; the farm is only a mile or so to the west of the road.

      The farm is usually open from early April until the end of October, although except on Bank Holiday weekends it is closed every Monday. On weekdays the place opens at ten o’clock in the morning and closes at half past four, while on weekends (and Bank Holiday Mondays) it opens half an hour later and also closes 30 minutes later. Generally I think it’s best to go on a weekend day, since although it can be quite busy during the school holidays or on hot and sunny summer’s afternoons, there is usually a lot going on and the place will be geared up to handle a ...


      • large number of visitors.

        Admission prices are, I think, quite acceptable, and are about four pounds for children and a little over six pounds for adults. There are also family tickets sold which give a useful discount over buying each admission separately. Acton Scott even offers a “season ticket” which allows unlimited admission to the farm for the full six months of the season, and if you are going to visit three times or more during any one year, you will save money as well as time by purchasing this. There are also various group rates available, especially for school or other educational parties.

        Of course, the main attraction for most families at Acton Scott is the variety of old farm workings. There are demonstrations of these at frequent intervals, and this of course gives visitors the best opportunity to see farm animals (and old machinery) at work in the way that they would have been used in around 1900. You should

        most definitely remember to pack your cameras, and probably spare batteries and memory cards too, as you’re likely to be taking a lot of photos when you visit! There may also be special events such as sheep shearing on particular days, so keep an eye on the farm’s publicity to ensure you don’t miss this.

        Acton Scott has a very good cafe which serves food often made from the farm itself. Such items as butter and eggs come from here, and the place does a very tasty indeed sandwich with a speciality pickle! Prices aren’t too bad considering that this attraction is out in the countryside and so there really isn’t anywhere else much to go to have your lunch, and the surroundings are really pleasant. You’re also able to take a picnic and eat that in a basic but clean covered area set aside from the purpose… and this has no animal access, so you won’t sit on anything squishy!




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