The former lead- and silver-mining village of Snailbeach is littered with intriguing, rusting machinery relics. You can download a self-guided trail from the website of the Bog Centre tourist office to explore the site, or reserve ahead for guided tours (waterproof footwear required) that take you into the mine.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Shropshire attractions

1. House on Crutches

8.82 MILES

The crooked 16th-century House on Crutches is home to the small town museum covering Shropshire life over the past two centuries.

2. Acton Scott Estate

9.24 MILES

On the sprawling Acton Scott Estate, 4 miles south of Church Stretton, this historic working farm has traditional breeds of poultry and livestock, and…

3. Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

9.65 MILES

Diverse exhibits at Shrewsbury's town museum cover everything from Roman treasures to Shropshire gold, including the Bronze Age Perry Bracelet. Its…

4. Kerry Vale Vineyard

9.73 MILES

More than 6000 vines are now planted over 2.4 hectares of the former Pentreheyling Roman Fort, where pottery and metalwork have been uncovered and are…

5. St Alkmund's Church

9.74 MILES

Dating from 912, St Alkmund's Church today is part medieval and part Georgian.

6. Powysland Museum & Montgomery Canal

9.75 MILES

The Montgomery Canal originally ran for 35 miles, starting at Newtown and ending at Frankton Junction in Shropshire, where it joined the Llangollen Canal…

7. St Mary's Church


The fabulous interior of this tall-spired medieval church contains an impressive collection of stained glass, including a 1340 window depicting the Tree…

8. Charles Darwin Statue

9.94 MILES

The town's most famous son, naturalist Charles Darwin, was born in the Mount in Shrewsbury's Frankwell area in 1809. He's commemorated by a statue outside…