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Whitchurch- The market town rich in history

Whitchurch is the northernmost market town in Shropshire nestling on the borders of south Cheshire and Wales.  Surrounded by beautiful countryside, it provides the ideal base for those who wish to sample the delights of strolling along the Shropshire canal, cycling through country lanes or simply enjoying the fresh air.

The town itself offers a wealth of independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants to suit everyone and is often referred to as ‘Home of Tower Clocks’ due to the famous JB Joyce tower clocks company being established there in 1690.  Joyce’s timepieces can be found as far afield as Singapore and the company even helped build the ‘Big Ben’ clock in London.  As well as a number of independent shops, there is also a Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Lidl for those ‘big weekly’ shops.

As well as the flourishing high street, Whitchurch boats a community hospital, Civic Centre with community hub, markets, a swimming pool, high-end leisure centre with an array of fitness classes and sports facilities, and much more.  A number of events are held here throughout the year adding to the community feel, including Whitchurch’s own ‘food and drink festival’.

The area’s rich history means there is plenty of places to visit, and being surrounded by countryside means there are activities for all the family.  Dearnford Lake and Greenfields nature reserve sit on the outskirts of the town offering ideal locations for dog walking and running.  The events programme brings even more outdoor entertainment to the area including tractor pulling, theatre and fireworks.

Travel further into Cheshire and visit Beeston, Peckforton and Cholmondeley castles, all within a short drive of Whitchurch.   These offer great family days ranging from Knights tournaments to off-road driving and falconry.   Cheshire’s Ice Cream farm is also only down the road offering delicious ice cream and a plethora of fun family activities.

Venture further into Shropshire and explore the Hawkstone follies, a location featured in the Narnia films, or wonder around the beautiful gardens at Wollerton.

The town’s central location between Shrewsbury, Chester and Wrexham, means it is in an excellent location for anyone looking to commute.  It is also ideally placed for travelling to Crewe which is renowned for its excellent rail links, particularly to London which only takes 1.5 hours.  Whitchurch itself has its own train station that directly links to Crewe and is also on the line from Crewe down the English side of the Welsh border to Cardiff.

Finally, if catchment to great schools is a top priority when looking for a new home the you can be reassured as there is a number of highly-regarded infants, junior and high schools in Whitchurch and the surrounding areas including the acclaimed Ellesmere College.

Being located in such historical and beautiful surroundings means there is a wonderful choice of properties in Whitchurch, whether you’re looking for a rustic cottage on the welsh border, a two bedroom semi-detached in Grindley Brook, a family home in Hollyhurst or a town centre apartment.

For more information on Whitchurch and its properties, please call the team in our Whitchurch branch on 01948 662281 and we will be able to help you find the perfect home in this picturesque market town.