Shropshire Star

Crazy places to stay just a short drive away in Shropshire

It turns out Shropshire has heaps of quirky places to spend the night, if you fancy something a bit different.


Fancy sleeping in train carriages, visiting in Barnutopia, or staying in a circus master's wagon?

Well these are just some of the crazy places you can spend an unusual night in Shropshire.

Have a look and see what you think...

Coalport Station Holidays

Coalport Station

Coalport Station Holidays offers self-catering accommodation in the heart of Shropshire's stunning Ironbridge Gorge.

From the outside the carriages look like historic GWR rolling stock, but on the inside they offer the most modern luxury holiday accommodation.



Tanycoed Farm, just outside the village of Llansilin in Powys, near Oswestry, is home to Barnutopia, three Mongolian yurts, a stable and the big yellow tent.

If yurts are your thing this is well worth a look.

Betsy Blue, Beetie & Billie Bus

Based in Ryton, near Shrewsbury, Betsy Blue - a 1981 Leyland Atlanteen converted Double Decker Bus - offers accommodation for five guests.

Billie Bus - 1990 West Midlands bus - can sleep 6 plus a travel cot and it has a bathroom inside.

Beetie is the new addition - sleeps 6 plus travel cot in heated bedrooms. To complete your relaxing break, you can even enjoy the private outdoor hot tub beside each bus.

Nink's Wagon

Have you ever wanted to run away with the circus? Or stay somewhere a little more eccentric?

Then this 1920's Showman's wagon is definitely the place for you.

With an impressive decorative-interior, you can get an insight into exactly what life for a circus owner and Ringmaster was like – how cool is that?

Located just a few miles away from Hawkstone Park, The Ninks is the perfect place for you and your partner to explore the beautiful sights of the rolling Shropshire hills.

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