The Birdhouse overlooks Badger Dingle, a picturesque ravine in a woodland setting on the edge of Badger village. There are good walks around the Dingle with plenty of wildlife to look out for. See if you can find the Rotunda, icehouse, tunnel and cascades. Badger is a small and pretty village in the middle of a triangle formed by Telford, Bridgnorth and Wolverhampton.
Ironbridge and its many museums are just five miles away, including the Tar Tunnel, Coalport China Museum, Blists Hill Victoria Town and the Museum of the Gorge. Further afield is Dudmaston Hall (10 miles), a house that provides a classical setting for a collection of modern and contemporary art. Entry to the Coalport China Museum's exhibitions and to Dudmaston Hall is free with a National Art Pass, which enables its members to enjoy free entry to over 240 museums, galleries and historic houses throughout the UK as well as 50% off entry to major exhibitions.
The pass is presented by one of Landmark's partners, the Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for art, which has been supporting museums and galleries for over 110 years by helping them to buy and display great works of art for everyone to enjoy. Income raised through the National Art Pass goes straight back into their charitable programme. Find more about it at artfund.org/national-art-pass.
The following attractions are also worth a visit:
Severn Valley Railway
David Austin Roses
Black Country Living Museum
Upton Cressett Hall
Wightwick Manor (NT)
Attingham Park (NT)
Royal Air Force Museum at Albrighton
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Badger Dingle, Shropshire