Things to do in Ellesmere, Shropshire
Set on the largest and most spectacular of nine glacial meres, Ellesmere was the birthplace of the Llangollen Canal, which was designed and built by Thomas Telford from his offices in the town and funded by money raised in a local hotel. Ellesmere is a small market town, with lovely Georgian Houses and half-timbered buildings. The parish church of St. Mary's has a particularly fine wooden chancel roof.
Surrounded by circular walks, woodlands and gardens, Ellesmere is a nature lover's paradise. Visit the Meres Visitor Centre - where you can see the herons on the Mere nesting and feeding their young from the beginning of March to the end of May.
Ellesmere has regular antique markets, many festivals and events. There are antique and gift shops, cafes and traditional inns serving quality food in a friendly atmosphere.