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Things to do in Whitchurch, Shropshire

Whitchurch town clock, Shropshire © Dale Miles
Whitchurch town clock, Shropshire © Dale Miles

Whitchurch is a bustling market town and an ideal base for a holiday whatever your interests. It is the home of J. B. Joyce, the oldest tower clockmakers in the world. For over 300 years their clocks have adorned palaces and cathedrals all over the world including Australia, China and India. Today you can follow a Clock Trail which points out examples throughout the town. Pay a visit to the Heritage centre where you can see the ceiling-high wooden pattern used to cast the dial on the Shanghai Customs House. Also housed in this newly opened centre are exhibitions to Victorian illustrator Randolph Caldecott and musician Sir Edward German.

Whitchurch offers many first class facilities including the well placed Civic centre and Sports hall complex with conference suites and concert halls, a new Leisure centre, Swimming Pool and a diverse Friday market.

The town is also famous for cheese, once holding thriving cheese fairs, Whitchurch is regarded by many as the real home of Cheshire cheese and this typically English fayre is still being produced locally.

The Llangollen canal runs only a mile away from the town centre and offers boaters the opportunity to experience the unique flight of seven locks at Grindley Brook; the newly opened Whitchurch Arm offers overnight moorings.

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Whitchurch, Shropshire. High Street © Dale Miles
Whitchurch, Shropshire. High Street © Dale Miles

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