Places of Interest and things to do
We are surrounded by a wealth of places to visit and things to do We would be delighted to assist you in any way we can to make your visit to our area a memorable experience.
If you require information in advance of your visit please ask and we will do our best to send it to you or we can pinpoint information for you on the net.
To see whats on, these links may help you enjoy your time in our beautiful area.
There are numerous trains that come to Gobowen Station which is only five miles from Greystones. If you wish to come walking and don't want the hassle of a car we will pick you up and drop you off at Gobowen Station.
During your stay we will also provide a taxi service for you in the local area at no additional charge.
As already mentioned there are many walks that can be undertaken simply by walking out of our gates including the nearby canal (in the process of being restored) that runs through the hamlet of Crickheath and beyond.
Given enough notice we may be able to arrange guided walks in the area for you. From easy to challenging! Just let us know. www.montgomerycanal.co.uk
A walk to Canal Central - From Crickheath Wharf along the canal to Maesbury will bring you, in about 45 minutes to Canal Central, a Tea Room, Shop and Post Office on the side of the canal but not like anything you have seen before. Leave Greystones and take the lovely walk along the canal, have coffee, lunch or afternoon tea at Canal Central, meet Fiona and Iain, buy some local produce to take home with you and walk back to Greystones. You won’t regret it. If you only want to walk one way let me know and I will pick you up when your are ready to come back to Greystones. http://www.canalcentral.co.uk/
Not far from Crickheath you can join a section of the famous Offas Dyke pathway which runs for 182 miles from Prestatyn in the North and Sedbury near Chepstow in the South. www.offas-dyke.co.uk
Head further into Wales and in no time at all you will be in the beautiful hilly and eventually mountainous area of Snowdonia National Park.
A trip to Lake Vyrnwy and possibly Sunday Lunch in the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel is a must and is only a 40 minute drive from Greystones.
The magnificent Llanrhaedr Waterfall is also very close and is a lovely spot for a summer picnic and to dip your toes in the cool river.
See examples and plan of walks and bike rides in the immediate area around Greystones. Click on AA
Railways For railway enthusiasts there are many working railways to visit including the Llangollen and Severn Valley Railways. There is even the one mile working Cambrian Railway a two minute drive from Greystones.
Oswestry Market Town is only five miles from Greystones with some nice specialist shops decent coffee shops and a wealth of places to have a nice bite of lunch.
Local Markets are on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Historic Towns and Good Shopping Shrewsbury only 20 minutes away is a lovely old town with lots of historical interest and good shops. www.shropshiretourism.info
Chester in the other direction 30 minutes again of great historical interest including the Roman ruins and very upmarket shops. www.visitchester.com
Set amidst glorious countryside near to the Welsh Borders, it is one of England's finest medieval market towns. www.shrewsburyguide
Golf There are several golf courses within minutes of Greystones. Including the marches golf trail where you can play four nearby clubs in one weekend visit if you wish. www.marchesgolftrail.co.uk
Fishing There are many places to fish nearby during the season and if you give us a little notice we may be able to arrange something for you.
Nurseries and Garden Centres
There are several within easy driving distance including The Dingle Nursery which has a breathtakingly beautiful garden that can be visited for a small fee.
National Trust There are many lovely properties to visit in Shropshire, Cheshire and across the border in Wales.
See the properties in our area by visiting www.nationaltrust.org.uk and selecting your area of interest.
If its history of the area you are interested in there are numerous castles in the area some with lovely gardens and walks please visit www.shropshiretourism
Pandy Mill Glass Studio & Gallery
On the Wales / Shropshire border - Pandy, Glyn Ceiriog, Llangollen LL20 7NT
Pandy Mill is a glass studio where glass artist, Jan Singleton, makes stained glass windows and fused glass panels to commission. There is also additional space for a gallery.
The gallery displays a variety of visual arts depending on the current guest artists, but visitors will always find Jan's glass art alongside paintings, textiles, or sculptures in wood and other materials. There is a tearoom where fresh coffee, speciality teas and homemade cake are served.
For more information www.pandymillgallery.com
Open each weekend 11-16.30 Free Entry Jan is happy to open during the week, just call 01691 718382