The Bog Visitor Centre, in the shadow of the Stiperstones in Shropshire, is a gas-lit Victorian former school which is one of the few remaining buildings of a lost lead and barytes mining village.

The Bog mine once had 200 buildings and featured an amazing aerial ropeway. It is set in a legendary geological landscape and noted in folklore for the exploits of Wild Edric. The centre is staffed by local helpers who are always happy to share their knowledge of the area and with nearly 20,000 visitors each year.

With ample car parking it is the ideal starting point for many walks around the Stiperstones National Nature Reserve, and is noted for its warm welcome and local home baked refreshments.

We are open 7 days a week from Saturday 28th March 2015. Opening hours are 10 am to 5pm, except on Mondays when we open at 12 noon. In October and November we close at 4pm. We close for Winter on Saturday 1st November, except for our Christmas Fair that will be on the weekend of November 7th/8th.

Please help us if groups of  12 or more are visiting and require refreshments, let us know by email or phone so that we can ensure we have sufficient cakes and helpers.

 Unfortunately we cannot accept card payments.

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The Bog visitor Centre-New Closed 2016 copy

The Bog Visitor Centre is delighted to report that they have received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.  This is awarded to establishments who 'consistently earn great reviews from travellers.' We are currently ranked 14th out of 81 for best places to visit around Shrewsbury.

Free WiFi is now available for all visitors