The Welsh Borders

Broughton Farm is situated very close to the border with Wales. The area is one of the most tranquil and least spoilt parts of England, yet within relatively easy reach of the large cities in the West Midlands, the North West and South Wales.

The South Shropshire Hills are a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and provide excellent walking and cycling country, particularly around the hills of the Long Mynd and the Stiperstones. The land in Wales is higher and wilder, providing dramatic routes for the more seasoned hill-walker. The Offa's Dyke long distance footpath passes within a few miles of Lower Broughton.

The nearby town of Bishop's Castle is famous for its breweries and its lively festivals, and towns such as Ludlow and Shrewsbury provide a wide range of services and attractions.

Some links to nearby towns and places of interest:

Bishop's Castle
The lively and friendly town on our doorstep.

The 'quietest place under the sun' made famous by the poems of AE Housman.

One of the prettiest small towns in Wales.

Church Stretton
Victorian spa town nestling in the Shropshire Hills.

Famous market town and 'slow food' capital of Britain.

Shropshire's county town.

Acton Scott
Historic working farm near Church Stretton.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre
An introduction to the Shropshire Hills, at Craven Arms.

Powis Castle
Mediaeval castle and world-famous gardens owned by the National Trust.

Bed & Breakfast

Bedrooms are comfortable and spacious, have central heating and beverage trays.
Relax with a pot of tea or coffee and homemade cakes on your arrival.
Enjoy a hearty farmhouse breakfast, made with local produce including fresh bread and free-range eggs.
For evening meals there is a selection of good pubs and eating places in Bishop's Castle and the surrounding area.
Guests are welcome to meet the animals and stroll around the trail, or relax in the garden.

Broughton Barn

Our beautifully converted 17th century barn offers home comforts in stunning surroundings.

  • Sleeping for 12 in two spacious bedrooms
  • Central heating
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Parking and secure storage for bikes

Weekly rates are shown on our prices page, with shorter breaks and overnight stays available.

Farm Trail

The Lower Broughton Farm Trail is a rewarding four mile walk with excellent views of the Shropshire Hills and the uplands of Mid Wales.


The walk is not suitable for dog walkers, and it can be muddy at times, so stout shoes or walking boots are essential. Lower Broughton Farm Trail.

Please see our leaflet describing the farm trail. Copies can be obtained from Lower Broughton Farm, or from Bishop's Castle Tourist Information Centre, Telephone +44 (0)1588 238467.
You can also download a copy in PDF format.