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There’s plenty of reasons why you should visit Shropshire. Nestled in the English Midlands and sharing a border with Wales, Shropshire is a wonderful county boasting luscious green countryside and a history of medieval battles. Shropshire has remains of the fourth largest Roman city in Britain at Wroxeter and was once known as Viroconium Cornoviorun. Due to the ancient feud between Saxons and Celts, Shropshire has a long history of battles, ancient ruins and historic sites. For this reason, there are lots of places to visit for those who love to learn and explore famous historic grounds and sites.
Ludlow Castle, set in the Shropshire countryside, is one of the finest medieval ruins in England. Once a Norman Fortress and then a Royal Palace, the Castle has been a prominent site in English history. Originally built to hold back the Welsh, it became Crown property in 1461 and remained a royal castle for the next 350 years. The Castle is open to the public and is also home to some of Ludlow’s major festivals throughout the year.
Another attraction worth visiting whilst in Shropshire is Whittington Castle near Oswestry. Surrounded by a picturesque moat, Whittington Castle is steeped in history, tales of warfare, romance and legend.
If you are visiting Shropshire with the family, a fun place to go for the day is The Great Escape on the Great Hagley Estate in the Shropshire Hills. The outdoor adventure company has one of England’s longest zip lines, which takes adventurers on an exhilarating ride through beautiful scenery. There is also the Tiger Challenge Course which is an adventure course extending 480 metres through woodland.
More information on things to do and places to visit whilst in Shropshire can be found in our things to do page here.