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Things To Do Around Lion Quays

There’s plenty of things to do near the Lion Quays Resort. Read on to learn more about our beautiful location here in Shropshire.

Local Heritage 

Less than 4 miles away from Lion Quays are two wonderful examples of historic castles. Chirk Castle is a magnificent medieval fortress owned by the National Trust. Whittington Castle is the only community owned castle in the UK. With a rich history spanning 3000 years, there is always plenty happening at Whittington Castle. From live history events to ghost vigils, these glorious castles guarantee a fun day for the whole family!

For more information on opening times and what’s on, head to their websites.

Chirk Castle                   2.6 miles

Whittington Castle          3.5 miles

Another wonderful and unusual example of local heritage here in Ostwestry is the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Stunning local scenery, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is a magnificent infrastructure that carries the Llangollen Canal across the River Dee. The 18-arched stone and cast iron design is a beautiful spot for exploring and taking in the views.

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct  5 miles

Get Close to Nature

Here at Lion Quays we are surrounded by natural beauty. With the wonderful Llangollen canal right on our door step, we think we’re rather lucky. However, want to take a day trip a little further afield? Shropshire and North Wales are home to breathtaking sights and experiences including the tallest waterfall in Wales. If it’s fresh air you’re after and love a bit of exploring, there’s a world of walking and hiking opportunities around the area. So go on, get on out there!

The highest waterfall in Wales              12 miles

Offers Dyke Walk                                Various starting points

Llangollen canal                                  Just step outside! 

Days Out


If you fancy a day out you’re spoilt for choice here in the countryside.The UK’s largest designer outlet Cheshire Oaks is just a 35 minute drive away.

Bringing the kids with you? Chester Zoo, is just up the road and assures a fantastic day out.

The British Ironwork Centre is also just a couple of miles away and offers free entry 7 days a week.

Take a trip into the local town, Llangollen. With a lot to do, this idyllic town is home to some lovely shops, bars and restaurants.

Cheshire Oaks                                       29 miles

Chester Zoo                                          27 miles

British Ironwork Centre                          2.5 miles

Llangollen                                             9 miles

No matter your reason for visiting Lion Quays, here in Shropshire there's plenty to do to keep you entertained while on your countryside break.