27 January 2022
Visit Our Paving Display Centre in Shropshire
Our National Display Centre in Shropshire is home to one of the largest and most comprehensive garden paving and stone flooring displays in the UK! If you are planning to visit from further afield, we have created a comprehensive guide with places to stay, best places to eat and great attractions for the whole family to enjoy, all within an hours drive of our head office display centre.
How to Find us
With over 250 paving products on display, including modern and traditional flagstones, tiles, brick pavers, cobbles, interior flooring, porcelain tiles and our National Trust Paving Collection, you won't be short on choice! A friendly, experienced and helpful team is always on hand to answer any questions you may have about choosing, laying or maintaining your new paving or flooring.
We are located on the North Wales / Shropshire border. Open 5 Days 8am to 5pm | Saturday 8am to midday
T: 01978 710 000
Top 5 Places to Eat in Shropshire
The Cross Foxes - Erbistock
A beautiful country pub looking up the river. Inside there are lots of lovely little rooms to dine or drink, with inviting real fires and a well-stocked bar. Food is modern British with both hearty and lighter dishes on offer and a seasonal menu using locally sourced produce where possible.
The Boat - Erbistock
Dating back to the mid 17th century, this beautiful riverside inn aims to preserve all its charm, nod nostalgically to the past and ensure a great atmosphere for customers and well-behaved dogs. Expect British pub classics, spicy world food, fish and game.
The Dickin arms - Loppington
For over 300 years, the Dickin Arms has occupied its site in the heart of Loppington, a conservation area in rural north Shropshire. Expect a selection of tapas-style snacks, seasonal specials and a full grill menu including plenty of choices for vegetarian, vegan or special diets.
Meze - Ellesmere
Meze is a small family-run restaurant serving traditional Greek/Cypriot food, with a laid back ethos of creating memories and moments with friends and family through the sharing of good food. It was also awarded 'Best Greek Restaurant' in 2021.
Lepones - Oswestry
The best Italian restaurant in Shropshire. Authentic and fresh Italian cuisine with modern and classic Italian dishes offering something for everyone in a stylish yet relaxed setting.
Things to do in Shropshire
Why not tie in a visit to us with a fantastic day out in the local area. We are lucky to be surrounded by rolling green hills and lots of places of interest. We have listed some of our favourite attractions below with something for the whole family.
You will never be short of things to do on your visit to Parkhall Farm. A perfect place to take the kids with plenty of animals to pet, fantastic play facilities, country walks, pig races and even an onsite museum including unique WWI trenches!
Technically just outside of Shropshire, Llangollen is renowned for the surrounding Berwyn hills and the River Dee. There is something for everyone with a wide range of cafés, bars, hotels, restaurants, guest houses, B&Bs, cottages and campsites. This small town also has a wealth of independent shops to browse and interesting places to visit, such as the Victoria Promenade and Riverside Park, steam railway or a horse-drawn boat along the canal. There is an array of outdoor activities and beautiful walks such as a visit to Dinas Bran - a fairytale castle ruins atop a hill and Valle Crucis - one of the best-preserved abbeys in Wales!
National Trust | Erddig
Erddig tells the 250-year story of one family's relationship with their servants. Inside the house are carefully preserved rooms to explore. The grounds house a beautiful 1,200-acre landscape pleasure park, designed by William Emes, spanning the earliest origins of Wrexham to the technology of an 18th-century landscape.
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Llangollen Canal
UNESCO has described this world heritage site as ‘a masterpiece of creative genius'. Find 11 miles of stunning canal and countryside spanning two countries, along aqueducts, tunnels and viaducts such as Chirk Viaduct and Pontcysyllte’ Aquaduct which is pronounced Pont – ker – sulth – tay, and is the Welsh name for ‘the bridge that connects’. A truly unique and interesting day out for the whole family.
Bangor on Dee racecourse
Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse is a left-handed jumps racecourse, nestled in picturesque Welsh hills. Steeped in history, It was first used for horse racing in 1859 and over a century and a half later, horses still race on the same track today.
The British Iron Works
If you are looking for a full day out with everyone (including the dogs!) then the British ironworks is a winner! Here you will find an Extinction Trail, Sculpture Park and adventure playground, cafes and bars along with showrooms and a clearance yard for all your home and garden shopping needs!
National Trust | Tatton Park
A must-visit historical estate with a neo-classical mansion, find 50 acres of landscaped gardens, 1000 acres of deer park, a rare breed farm and a hidden medieval Old Hall. Tatton Park was the inspiration for our Tatton Cobbles, part of the Country House range Inspired by the grandeur and formality of the nation’s fine stately homes.
Set in 100 acres of Parkland The Follies is a range of dramatic natural sandstone hills that have been developed to include gullies, caves, towers and bridges, making it one of the most visited landscapes in Britain during the 19th Century. Take on the adventure through grottos and rhododendron jungles to find the monument and learn a little history as you go.
Visit the Ancient City of Chester
The ancient and beautiful city of Chester is under 40 minutes away and is steeped in history. Walk where Romans marched to war, Viking raiders caused havoc and Norman invaders conquered Anglo Saxons! There is plenty to see and do here including a visit to the largest Roman amphitheatre, a 1000yr old cathedral, 700yr old rows filled with stunning shops, bars and eateries, the oldest racecourse, the most complete city walls and much more!
Places to Stay in Shropshire
There's a plethora of lovely places to stay in the area, from B&Bs to hotels to lodges, cottages. and manor houses. Here are a few of our favourites to suit every taste and pocket.
Lying amongst the beautiful Shropshire countryside, Mereside Farm is a relaxed, intimate development of four cottage-style apartments. Just half a walkable mile from the centre of Ellesmere
The Lion Quays
The Lion Quays is the perfect place for a romantic weekend away. Set right on the waterfront in the lush Shropshire countryside. Sleep, fine dine and relax in style with excellent spa facilities and treatment options.
A luxury Georgian country house with cottages and lodges complete with private hot tubs, set in 17acres of stunning woodland. The perfect base to go off and explore the local area.
A friendly hotel that's great for the whole family. Housing. a large pub with lots of games and regular entertainment. Reasonable prices and a central location.
Things to do in North Wales
If you are wanting to tie in a visit with a little staycation, then heading to North Wales is a must. Perfect for adventure seekers, families and avid walkers. With the rolling Clwydian hills and the famous Offas Dyke path just 40 minutes away and Snowdonia National park just over an hour away, you really are spoilt for choice when it comes to lush views and tonnes of outdoor adventures! Here are our top 5 things to do in North Wales.
1.Zip World Fforest
Just over an hour away nestled into woodland is a hive of adventure suitable for the whole family. Ride the Fforest rollar coaster, high ropes, trampolines and zip wires and for the extra adventerous why not try europes highest giant swing - Skyride!
2. Visit Bala
There is tonnes to do around Bala including beaches, nature reserves, bird sanctuaries, gardens, castles, mines, museums, heritage railways and so much more! Perfect for the whole family
3. Walk Offas Dyke
The offas Dyke is a large linear earthwork that roughly follows the border between England and Wales spanning from Chepstow to Prestatyn, linking three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the Wye Valley, the Shropshire Hills and the Clwydian Range! Immerse yourself in history and beautfiful scenary with trails that can be made as long or short as you like.
4. Visit Bodnant Gardens
A world-famous National Trust garden, home to National Collections and Champion Trees. With far reaching views over to Snowdonia. A stunning woodland with hugs redwoods and a winding river, colourful rose gardens and stunning terraces. Bodant is a must visit for all garden lovers and in autumn and winer your 4 legged family can come along too.
5. Visit the 'I'm a Celebrity' Location
Just under an hour away is the welsh coastal town of Abergele, home of the famous 'i'm a celebrity 'castle. devour ice cream and chips on the beach, build a sandcastle, explore Lady Emilys tower or plan a coastal or forest walk with stunning views of Snowdonia.
Paving Products on Display
National Trust Paving
Westminster Stone have pleasure in presenting the National Trust Landscape Collection. Four ranges of paving, flagstones and landscaping products of unrivalled quality and character influenced by National Trust properties and gardens across the country.
The collection offers the discerning homeowner products that reflect the best of our nation’s landscape heritage, with high-quality Stonecast products chosen by the National Trust because they are more sustainable than quarrying for new stone.
Our distinctive Traditional Paving is perfect for traditional gardens, listed buildings and period properties, or for more contemporary landscapes where instant maturity is sought. Offering an authentically aged appearance in a multitude of colours and sizes for a charming and characterful patio.
Westminster Stone’s unique collection of Porcelain Tiles & Flagstones will enliven and enhance any exterior or interior design. With their modern finish, they are a versatile and durable paving option for contemporary designs.
Natural Stone Paving
Our extensive range of beautiful Natural Stone Paving comes in a variety of colours, sizes and cuts to suit traditional and modern garden designs from garden patios to commercial landscapes.
Our stunning Stone Flooring features an extensive range of Stonecast, natural stone and porcelain flagstones and tiles. Offering a variety of colours, styles, cuts and finishes perfect for traditional and modern interior designs.