Why Shropshire?

Formally a tribal Celtic iron age kingdom Shropshire boasts rural idyllic views in the south and old medieval towns in the north providing a picturesque setting for visitors to explore all that Shropshire has to offer. Being one of the least crowded and more peaceful areas of England Shropshire provides picturesque landscapes sculpting memories that will last a lifetime.

Immerse yourself in the timeless market towns, each with their own distinctive character, Ellesmere, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Bishop Castle, Ludlow, Much Wenlock and Bridgnorth. Among the enticing streets of these market towns you will stumble across craft shops, local boutiques, traditional inns and teashops, so whether you’re seeking horticultural sanctuary or historical simulation Shropshire has something for everyone.

Main Attractions

With not one but two UNESCO world heritage sites Shropshire is brimming full of historical attractions and museums to captivate visitors. The Ironbridge, regarded as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, was the first site to be acknowledge as a world heritage site. As impressive as it was the day it was built the site houses ten museums offering the change to step back in time and revisit the momentous task of constructing the Ironbridge. In addition to this the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal gives you the opportunity to take an exhilarating boat trip across Pontcysyllte taking in the breath taking scenery.

Along with the medieval market towns of Shropshire the romantic 13th century Stokesay Castle takes you back through seven centuries of assaults though an inclusive audio-tour helping you imagine Stokesays medieval splendour and marvel at the best preserved fortified manor house in England. If castles do not take your interest Shropshire is home to a collection of haunting abbey ruins dating back to the 12th century. However, if you’re looking to sit back and relax whilst still taking in the awe-inspiring views Shropshire has on offer the Severn Valley Railway is the ideal way to spend the day and with a series of special events throughout the year there’s something that appeals to everyone.

Ever wanted to walk in the footsteps of a King, the roman city of Wroxeter provides the platform. Once the fourth largest city in Roman Britain visitors can explore the fascinating Roman ruins and walk the King Arthur Trail. The trail takes you through the real life sites connected back to King Arthur including the sword in the stone, the Holy Grail, Camelot and the Lady Guinevere. With a varied array of attractions there truly is something for everyone in Shropshire.

Outdoor Activities

For anyone looking to get out of the towns and cities Shropshire offers an extensive range of outdoor activities. With 20 national garden collections Shropshire is a horticultural delight especially in summer when the market towns transform into premier flower shows. However if you’re looking for something more strenuous Shropshire offers a range of outdoor activities. Cycling is one of the best ways to soak up all the Shropshire countryside has to offer with routes suitable for families or experienced cyclists.

On the other hand if you are looking for a more tranquil way to enjoy the countryside horse riding ticks all the boxes with a vast network of bridleways you can sit back and take in the spectacular views. Similarly you can hop off the horse going from four to two legs exploring the historic sites littered across the Shropshire countryside.
If leisure activities are more your taste then what better way to pass the time than sitting by one of the beautiful water banks relaxing and anticipating the bite of a fish. Additionally with over 30 golfing venues, including three championship courses for experienced players as well as courses for beginners there is no better location for a golfing holiday than Shropshire.

Food and Drink
After absorbing all the activities Shropshire has to offer what better way to relax than indulging in the mouth-watering food and drink readily available throughout Shropshire. With Ludlow the hub for food loving visitors with some of the best food and drink in Britain. Exploring the independent and specialist food shops Ludlow has to offer giving opportunities to buy face-to-face from local producers. If a more relaxed approach suits you there is no shortage of restaurants serving gourmet meals from locally sourced quality produce. What better way to wash down all this food than with the finest local beer Shropshire has to offer. With the real ale revival the boom in microbreweries has led to a range of interesting and new brews as well as traditional ale and stout. On the doorstep of Shropshire is Herefordshire, one of the key areas in Britain for cider and with many of the finest cider makers in the area there’s a drink everyone can enjoy.


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The Shrewsbury Hotel

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

The first hotel JD Wetherspoon opened, The Shrewsbury Hotel, offers twenty two comfortable en-suite bedrooms.

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The Lion & Pheasant

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Originally built in the 16th century, The Lion & Pheasant combines original features with cool fresh...

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Boar's Head Hotel

Bishops Castle, Shropshire

First licensed in 1642, it is Bishop's Castle oldest licensed premises. Built as a Coaching Inn to service...

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The Baron at Bucknell

Ludlow, Shropshire 

Situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and surrounded by stunning views of the rolling Shropshire...

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The Charlton Arms

Ludlow , Shropshire

Situated on the iconic Ludford Bridge, a short walk from the town centre of Ludlow, The Charlton Arms is a...

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The Cock Hotel

Telford, Shropshire

An old coaching inn in the heart of Shropshire, the Cock Hotel has bedrooms with en-suite facilities, a bar...

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The Bird In Hand 1774

Ironbridge, Shropshire

The Bird in the Hand 1774 is in a superb position for those visiting the area and has spectacular views of...

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The White Horse Inn

Clun , Shropshire

Timeless country pub serving beer from our own microbrewery and local favourites. Food served lunch and...

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The Queens

Ludlow, Shropshire

Set in the heart of historic Ludlow, The Queens is a family run freehold pub with a warm & informal...

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The Old Orleton Inn

Wellington, Shropshire

Welcome to The Old Orleton Inn a Contemporary Re-style of a 17th Century Coaching Inn facing the famous...

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