Suggested Itineraries

Below are few suggested places to visit when in Albrighton.

David Austin Roses

Anyone who is remotely interested in gardening should visit David Austin Roses which are internationally famous as cultivators of fine roses and winners of many prizes.

Walks around Albrighton

There are a variety of attractive walks from the centre of Albrighton into the surrounding countryside and visitors can obtain maps of these walks from the local post office.

Donington Local Nature Reserve

This nature reserve, which comprises a pool, woodland and a meadow, is actually located in the adjoining parish of Donington but it lies within a ten minute walk from the centre of Albrighton Village and is a pleasant place to pass an hour or two, watch the bird life and feed  the ducks and moorhens on the pool.

Cosford Aerospace Museum and National Cold War Extension

This internationally famous museum is a major attraction which shouldn’t be missed by anyone visiting the area. Its hangars include may examples of WW II aircraft, post war research and prototype aircraft, a unique collection of missiles and aero engines and a major display relating to the Cold War period that contains not only aircraft but military and civilian vehicles, models and other displays relating to this important part of our recent history, including a section of the Berlin Wall. There are also audio presentations at various points. The museum also includes an area designed for children and young people.

Tong Village

Tong is an unspoiled village with a famous old church which contains some superb effigies of members of the mediaeval Pembruge and Vernon families and a fine brass of Sir William Vernon, Lord High Constable of Henry V.

Boscobel House

Boscobel House was important as a refuge for the future king Charles II during his flight from the Battle of Worcester. It is well worth a visit to see the hole in which the future king was hidden and a section of wall which could be opened to permit a quick escape. Nearby is an oak tree which a descendant of the original oak in which Charles hid from Cromwell’s soldiers. Nearby are the ruins of the old Whiteladies’ Priory which also featured in the escape.