For anyone wanting to get away from the stresses of modern city living, The Wroxeter Hotel offers a beautiful rural setting for relaxing getaways or breaks in the countryside. A small family-run, independent establishment, this hotel has a country-house feel and a fantastic tranquil setting.
Located between the historic towns of Shrewbury and Telford, Wroxeter was once called Viriconium and was the fourth largest city in roman Britain. Because no great settlement continued there as the years passed, the ruins remained almost untouched until they were uncovered more than a hundred years ago. Today, they provide a fascinating glimpse into another time, with a visitor centre that is just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. In the hotel itself, the roman connection is strong – from the occasional roman-style design feature in the well-appointed rooms, to the Roman-themed banquet available in the restaurant.
If you prefer slightly more modern history, the area has lots on offer – from the famous Ironbridge Gorge and Severn Valley Railway to the RAF Cosford Air Museum, there is plenty that will keep both adults and children busy and entertained. The area is also excellent for golf breaks, with a wide range of courses within just a few miles.
Whatever you’re visiting Shropshire for, The Wroxeter Hotel offers personality and personal care, with a warm welcome and a comfortable setting for countryside breaks.
Where is the Wroxeter Hotel?
The village of Wroxeter is less than 7 miles outside Shrewsbury in Shropshire. The B4394 leads onto the A5, which becomes the M54, heading into Birmingham around 40 miles away. If you’re travelling by train, Shrewsbury station is less than 20 minutes in a taxi. For anyone arriving by air, the nearest airport is Birmingham Airport.
What’s worth visiting in Shropshire?
• Wroxeter Roman City – Not only home to many ruins and artefacts, there is also a recreated roman townhouse allowing you to step back in time and see what life was like in a different age.
• Ironbridge Gorge – Not just one museum, but actually a collection of ten – with each exploring a different aspect of local heritage, with an emphasis on the industrial revolution.
• The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford – Get up close and personal with over 70 different aircraft from the RAF’s history.
• The Quarry – A beautiful 29-acre parkland in Shrewsbury, the Quarry is home to a floral masterpiece and hosts a major flower show every August.
• Shrewsbury Folk Festival: August – One of the UK’s most popular folk festivals, drawing top talent from around the country and around the world.
Where is there to eat and drink at the hotel?
The restaurant at the Wroxeter hotel makes the most of the setting – not only offering excellent views across the countryside from the conservatory dining room, but also providing a taste of history with special Roman Banquets. On Sundays, there is a traditional roast lunch on offer, while there’s also a delicate and sophisticated Afternoon tea available. For the rest of the time, the cuisine is modern British with a menu that features plenty of fresh, local ingredients.
The roman theme also makes it to the bar – where you can enjoy a glass of wine from the local Roman Vineyard or one of the hotel’s very own Roman real ales.
Breakfast: 7.15am – 8.45am (8am – 9.30am Saturday & Sunday)
Lunch: 12noon – 2pm
Dinner: 7pm – 9pm
Features at a glance
• 19 comfortable, traditionally-styled rooms
• Luxury four-poster rooms available
• Triple rooms and adjoining rooms
• Family-friendly hotel
• Beautiful countryside setting
• Conservatory Restaurant
• Roman-themed banquets
• Roman wine and local ale
• Close to Shrewsbury and Telford
• Variety of lounge areas
• Free Wi-Fi
• Free guest parking
• Dog-friendly hotel
What else do I need to know?
• Check in after 3pm, check out by 11am.
• The hotel has rooms adapted for disabled access – please contact our booking team to check details and availability.
• To book any family rooms or adjoining room, and to find out if any family-friendly deals are available, please get in touch.
• Dogs are welcome at the hotel - £10 per night charge. Please contact us to book.
• To contact easy-breaks.com call 08430 55 44 33 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“You don’t need to be fascinated by Roman history to find Wroxeter a captivating place to visit. Of course, the ruins of what was once a great city do draw many people to the town – and make the hotel popular with easy-breaks.com customers. With a themed banquet and plenty of little roman touches around the place, the Wroxeter Hotel makes the most of its setting. But the area has plenty more than history to offer – with beautiful countryside, charming towns and a wealth of local attractions.”