Shropshire is one of the most peaceful and least crowded counties in England. It’s steeped in history, which can be seen from the remains of hillforts and castles, as well as two historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites dating back from the Industrial Revolution. It’s a fantastic place to explore nature, with the Shropshire Hills AONB, Carding Mill Valley and Mortimer Forest. Caravanning is a great way to explore the area, as you have the freedom to go anywhere you like. There are many excellent places to pitch up for the night – here is our guide to some of the best caravan parks in Shropshire.
Beaconsfield Holiday Park
Upper Battlefield, Shrewsbury SY4 4AA
Beaconsfield Holiday Park is one of the leading Shropshire caravan parks. It’s the county’s only 5 Pennant AA Premier Park and 5 Star Park, open to anyone over the age of 18. The park offers ample space and hard-standing pitches, set in landscaped gardens. There are fantastic facilities, including the Bothy Restaurant, wifi, a coffee shop, dog walking area, fishing, launderette, heated indoor pool and steam room.
The Green Caravan Park
Wentnor, Bishops Castle SY9 5EF
The Green Caravan Park is a family run, dog-friendly caravan and camping site set in the beautiful Onny Valley between Long Mynd and Stiperstones Hills. Covering 15 acres of land, the site has the River East Onny running through it, with some pitches adjacent to the river. The park is designed to remain as natural as possible, with minimal buildings and unspoilt natural habitat. Facilities include a play area for children, shower block, laundry facilities and a shop. There are a handful of country pubs within the vicinity of the park.
Fernwood Caravan Park
Lyneal, Ellesmere SY12 0QF
Fernwood Caravan Park is one of the most beautiful caravan parks in Shropshire. Full of unspoiled countryside, lakes and 40 acres of woodland, the park is a relaxing getaway. There are electric hook ups on grass, in addition to multi service hard standing pitches. Facilities include a fishing lake, children’s play area, shop, launderette and heated shower block.
Old School Caravan Park
Shrewsbury SY5 0JL
This family run caravan park is located in the Shropshire Hills on the Welsh border near Stiperstones and Long Mynd. The site is approximately two acres in size, but although it may be small, it’s well equipped for a camping holiday. There are 12 touring pitches with hard standings and electric hook ups. Facilities include BBQ sets, laundry, shop, book swap and shower blocks. The park also runs a number of workshops such as silver jewellery making, enamelling, printing, crocheting and pewter casting.
Wayside Caravan and Camping
Craven Arms Rd, Aston on Clun, Craven Arms SY7 8EF
The Wayside campsite is set in the Shropshire Hills AONB. The site offers both hard standing and grass pitches with electric hook ups and wifi. Facilities include a toilet block with showers, motorhome service point, washing up area and BBQ pits. Aston on Clun is within walking distance, and there are amenities including a pub, shop and a train station in Broome. Although the site is dog-friendly, they should be kept on leads at all times.
Severn Gorge Park
Bridgnorth Rd, Telford TF7 4JB
Set amongst 16 acres of landscaped grounds, the adults only Severn Gorge Park has detached park homes and a campsite. There is space for 15 touring caravans and motorhomes, and all pitches are hard standing. The facilities include hot showers, washing up facilities and laundry room. Local shops and pubs are within easy walking distance, and the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site is a short drive away.
Green Lane Farm Caravan Park
Green Ln, Prees, Whitchurch SY13 2AH
Despite being in a rural location, Green Lane Farm is a great base for exploring north Shropshire, and it has easy access to the historic towns of Whitchurch, Shrewsbury, Oswestry and Wem. Set over two fields, the site has grass and hard standing pitches. Facilities include a shower block, children’s play area, basketball hoop and 5-a-side football net. Dogs are permitted only on a lead.
Orleton Rise Holiday Home Park
Green Ln, Orleton, Ludlow SY8 4JE
Located between Ludlow and Leominster, Orleton Rise is set within 10 acres of tranquil parkland. The park offers a range of holiday homes, together with 14 large level hard standing pitches with electric hook ups. Facilities include a heated shower and toilet block, laundry room and wifi room. There is a bus service which runs through Orleton village, taking you in the direction of Ludlow, Leominster and Hereford. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead at all times.