At Marrington, our guests can choose to stay for 3, 4, or 7 nights with check-in days available on Mondays and Fridays. Whether you’re seeking a long weekend escape or a week-long retreat, we offer flexibility to suit your travel needs.

Only got 72 hours to spend at Marrington? We’ve compiled our top tips to discover exciting new places and make the most of your short break to South Shropshire.

Your journey

Arriving at 5pm for check-in provides the perfect chance to explore the beautiful region of Shropshire on your way to Marrington. Take advantage of this opportunity to discover exciting new places and make the most of a few hours before your getaway officially begins.

Travelling from the North…
• Hawkstone Park Follies
• Battlefield Bird of Prey Centre
• Shropshire Sculpture Park
• Chirk Aqueduct
• Shrewsbury

Travelling from the East…
• Blists Hill Victorian Town
• Ironbridge
• West Midland Safari Park

Travelling from the South…
• Ludlow
• Berrington Hall, National Trust
• Land Rover Experience, Eastnor

Travelling from the West…
• Powis Castle
• Naissance Experience at Glansevern Hall & Gardens
• Falconry Experience Wales

Day 1

After a cosy night’s sleep within the silence of the Marrington Estate, wake up and enjoy breakfast together in the convivial family rooms.

Walks along the Dingle Valley offer the perfect opportunity to explore your surroundings and the Estate. We leave a handy map in your welcome pack for you to enjoy. On your adventures, why not take a picnic to enjoy as a spot of lunch at Picnic Place or the Whirly Pool?

Later in the day, take some time to unwind and enjoy your new home. Relax in the bubbling hot tub or enjoy games in the garden with your loved ones. With table tennis, giant Jenga and boules to name a few – we’ve supplied all you need for a family games tournament.

To conclude your first night at Marrington, head to nearby Checkers in Montgomery for a five star, Michelin recommended dinner. Head Chef, Andrew Birch, will take you on an exciting dining experience of modern British cuisine served in an intimate and relaxing environment.

Day 2

Start your day by heading to the nearby town of Montgomery and get ready to explore everything it has to offer. Despite its small size, this town boasts a rich history that is waiting to be uncovered. Take a walk around the ruins of Montgomery Castle, dating back to 1223 or amble along the charming streets where you’ll find a variety of independent shops and quaint café culture.

For those looking to explore further, Montgomery also offers easy access to Offa’s Dyke National Trails, providing a great base from which to explore scenic mid-Wales. Download trail maps from the Montgomery Wales website for information on terrains, car parking and toilet locations. If you didn’t get chance to stop off at The Checkers the night before, why not pop in for a spot of lunch? The restaurant is open for lunch Thursday through to Saturday, 12.00 noon until 1.30pm. After your adventures, head back to Marrington for a relaxing evening in.

During the summer months, light the outdoor fire pit ready for a BBQ, s’mores and drinks on the patio. Overlooking the beautiful Shropshire countryside, you’ll be spoilt for a view. If you’re in need of BBQ supplies, Montgomery Market offers fresh produce each Thursday from 9am until 3pm, or stop off at Chirbury Village Post Office who stock produce from Peter Jacks Butchers in Newton.

During the colder months, light the log burners throughout the house and snuggle up on the sofas whilst dinner cooks on the stove. The large, functional kitchens make for great entertaining spaces to fit the whole group. Afterwards, enjoy a movie night in from the lounges with a bowl of popcorn.

Day 3

It’s your final day on your short break to Marrington Escapes. Our check-out time is 10am, but your holiday doesn’t have to end here. After you’ve packed up, head to nearby Powis Castle – a short 10-minute drive away.

A medieval castle built by Welsh princes; it is located dramatically above a Grade I listed garden. Owned by the National Trust, there are plenty of family-friendly activities on offer, including walks and tours of the Castle. Alternatively, why not visit one of the attractions that you didn’t get to stop at on your way.