Visit Ellesmere and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Ellesmere, Shropshire, is 30 miles from the sea, but has many boats. This small market town, set among nine meres, is the capital of Shropshire's Lake District. The scenery, pretty rather than impressive, is in marked contrast to that in the South of the county. All the meres are accessible to the visitor: Blake Mere and tiny Kettle Mere, joined to it, are set in woodland, as is Cole Mere; White Mere is the headquarters of the Shropshire Sailing Club; Hanmer Mere is 5 miles away but is usually included in the group; Crose Mere and Sweat (Sweet) Mere are haunts for birds; while The Mere, the largest and covering 116 acres, has been developed as a pleasure resort. Fishing and boating are available on some of the meres.
The town itself has strong nautical associations, and an arm of the Shropshire Union Canal ran into it. Although nothing now remains of the castle, and little of the Norman church, Ellesmere still has attractive old streets and houses, and the roof of the chancel chapel in St Mary's Church is reckoned one of the finest in Shropshire.
Nearby towns: Chirk, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Wem, Whitchurch, Wrexham
Nearby villages: Ball, Baschurch, Burlton, Clive, Cockshutt, Colemere, Coton, Edstaston, Gobowen, Great Ness, Grinshill, Hadnall, Hindford, Hordley, Ifton Heath, Kinnerley, Kinton, Knockin, Lee Brockhurst, Little Ness, Llanyblodwel, Llanymynech, Llynclys, Loppington, Maesbury Marsh, Malpas, Merrington, Myddle, Petton, Platt Lane, Prees, Preesgreen, Preston Gubbals, Ruabon, Ruyton of the Eleven, Selattyn, Tilley, Tilstock, Trefonen, Welshampton, Wem, West Felton, Weston Lullingfields, Whixall, Yorton
Have you decided to visit Ellesmere or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Ellesmere bed and breakfast (a Ellesmere B&B or Ellesmere b and b)
- a Ellesmere guesthouse
- a Ellesmere hotel (or motel)
- a Ellesmere self-catering establishment, or
- other Ellesmere accommodation