Whitchurch is a beautiful market town in Shropshire, England, 2 miles (3 km) east of the Welsh border. Located on the North Shropshire Plain in the Welsh Marches and close to the Cheshire border, it is the oldest continuously inhabited town in Shropshire. The town is 20 miles (30 km) north of the county town of Shrewsbury, 20 miles (30 km) south of Chester, and 15 miles (24 km) east of Wrexham. This local market town has everything you need for you stay at Alkington Grange Barns. There are plenty of supermarkets, including Tesco's, Sainsburys, Lidl, Iceland and many other local shops.
There is a Friday Market in the town and a Farmers Market every FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH 8.30 - 2pm. This popular and busy farmers' market takes place in the Bullring pedestrianised area in the centre of Whitchurch.
Ellesmere is a market town near Oswestry in north Shropshire, notable for its proximity to a number of prominent lakes known as the Meres or the Lake District of the North. Wild Swimming in The Mere and nine glacial meres. Colemere is remote, beautiful and quiet with a shore path and small sailing club. - See more at: http://www.wildswimming.co.uk/map/colemere-and-ell...
Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve is a national nature reserve which straddles the border between England and Wales, near Whixall and Ellesmere in Shropshire, England and Bettisfield in Wrexham County Borough, Wales. It is managed by Natural England and Natural Resources Wales (replacing the former Countryside Council for Wales) and comprises three peat bogs, Bettisfield Moss, Fenn's Moss and Whixall Moss. Fenn's Moss is the source of the Wych Brook, a tributary of the River Dee. The River Roden, a tributary of the River Tern, also rises in the vicinity and forms part of the border of England and Wales near Wem Moss (see below). The Llangollen Canal runs near the southern edge of the reserve and the Ellesmere Canal joins it nearby