Henshalls
Through the Keyhole

This is a unique place to look at some of your favourite Shropshire Tourist destinations and what really happens behind the scenes

Highlights include:

  • Pitchford Hall
  • Attingham Park
  • Hodnet Gardens
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Pitchford Hall

7-year-old Edward leads part of this tour around his family home. He shows us his seventeenth century treehouse and tells us of his own ghostly encounter…

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Hodnet Hall Gardens

Feast your eyes in this beautiful garden and hear about it through the lips of one who works there.

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Attingham Park

The house remains closed after lockdown –  we’re shown some of the gardens and grounds where visitors are being welcomed back.

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Weston Park

Curator and Head of Learning Gareth Williams gives us a glimpse of the newly refurbished dining room; Featuring important Van Dyke paintings from the collection.

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Hoo Farm

Up close and personal with meerkats in this little video one of the 120 species of animals that live here.

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Benthall Hall

A National Trust property outside Broseley. Property manager Alan Burrage lets us into the secrets of its past priestly hide holes.

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Ludlow Castle

Team archaeologist gives us his behind the scenes take on one of the finest medieval ruins in England.

Park Hall Farm

The show must go on when looking after animals – with the attraction closed to the public.  We get an idea of daily life and an exclusive preview of the new attractions open to visitors.

Shrewsbury flaxmill maltings

Currently undergoing further restoration the ‘Grandparent of the modern skyscraper’ and the worlds very first iron framed building, welcomes you in for a peek.

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Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Meet some of the volunteers who work at Blists Hill and the China Museum.  They love their work so much, we think they’’ have you lining up to volunteer too…

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British Ironwork Centre

See stunning metal sculptures  including;  The Knife Angel and Gorilla Apocalypse – a truly eclectic metal safari experience!

Soldiers of Shropshire Museum at Shrewsbury castle

See a lock of Napoleon’s hair, the Grand Old Duke of York’s silver and follow the evolution of 300 years of the British army.

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Severn Valley Railway

Open for business again – get a sneak preview of a post lockdown steam train journey…

Whittington Castle

The first community owned castle in the country – See re-enactments, host functions and share their lovely outdoor space.

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Stokesay Court

See THE site where Keira Knightley jumps in the fountain from the block buster move ‘Atonement’.

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Walcot Hall

Owner Lucinda Parish shows us this home once owned by Clive of India. Now a stunning Wedding and glamping venue.

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Hawkstone Park follies

Caves, gullies and grottos, adventures waiting to be had in the great outdoors amidst stunning views of Shropshire.

Upton Cressett Hall

Owner William Cash shows us behind the scenes of this Elizabethan gem – one of the princes in the tower slept here on his way to the Tower of London, but it was home to pigs and chickens when his parents bought it 50 years ago.

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