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Shropshire Welcomes…walkers and hikers

Shropshire is one of England’s least densely populated counties. It’s a deeply rural part of the world. Encompassing verdant hills, ancient woodlands, windswept moorland and mysterious lakes, the scenery can be spectacular. A quarter of the county is covered by the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much of which is just as beautiful […]

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Shropshire Welcomes… history lovers

If you’re a history buff, you’ll be in your element exploring Shropshire. The county is jam-packed with historical sights. They range from the substantial remains of one of Britain’s biggest Roman towns to the many attractions associated with the Industrial Revolution at Ironbridge Gorge. You can also discover a host of medieval castles – built […]

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Where to Watch Live Music In Shrewsbury

The music scene in Shrewsbury is vibrant, diverse and exciting! From small intimate gigs through to world-famous superstars, you’ll never be short of music options when you visit Shrewsbury’s bars and venues. *Please note that some of the mentioned events may be postponed or suspended due to COVID. Please check directly with businesses before visiting to save […]

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Things To Do On A Rainy Day In Shrewsbury

It may be raining outside, but that doesn’t mean it’s time for the fun to stop! There are plenty of indoor activities to keep the whole family entertained, from axe throwing to archery and board games – Shrewsbury has it all! Climbing the Walls is Shrewsbury’s only purpose-built dedicated climbing facility, and a fantastic way to […]

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A Guide To Shrewsbury’s Historic Pubs

A GUIDE TO SHREWSBURY’S HISTORIC PUBS Nestled within the loop of the River Severn, Shrewsbury is a town steeped in history. Archaeological evidence dates the town back to the 7th century, when the Saxon rulers of Mercia founded ‘Scrobbesbyrig’, a fortified burh to retain control of a crossing of the River Severn. Shrewsbury is a patchwork […]

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Shropshire Welcomes… Shrewsbury explorers

Shropshire can’t offer city breaks as such, as the county doesn’t have any cities! But Shrewsbury, the county’s capital, is a hugely rewarding place for a town break. Its compact centre is almost completely surrounded by a very scenic loop of the River Severn and is packed with historic buildings, particularly from the Tudor and […]

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Shropshire Welcomes… Curious visitors

Shropshire is a treasure trove of intriguing and often rather quirky facts. For example, did you know that Salop is an old name for the county? And that Shropshire residents are called Salopians? We’ve put together 20 more “did you know?” nuggets of information about various aspects of Shropshire – including its countryside, history, culture, […]

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Shropshire Welcomes… Lovers of Food and Drink

With its farming heritage and fertile countryside, Shropshire is a slice of heaven for foodies. Outstanding food producers abound. You are spoilt for choice for places to stock up on local produce, from delis to butchers and farm shops to markets. This is true right across the county, and not just in the picturesque market […]

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Shropshire Welcomes…. Romantic Couples

Shropshire welcomes… romantic couples If you’re looking to get away for some quality time with someone you love, head to Shropshire. The county has all sorts of places to stay that are perfect for kindling or reviving a bit of romance in a relationship.  We’ve picked out ten that are really special for a getaway […]

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The March of the Elephant Trail – Bishops Castle

The March of the Elephants’ – Bishop’s Castle Art Trail ‘The March of the Elephants’ is a project to create a world-class elephant-inspired trail of varied artworks carefully placed around the picturesque town of Bishop’s Castle. The name is a play on the Shropshire Marches. Project background – why elephants? Bishop’s Castle has a rich […]

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4 ideas for a family day out this Autumn

Get your own taxi driver for the day Time to put your feet up, and let someone else take over the taxi service on a family day out on-board the Severn Valley Railway. This 16-mile long heritage railway will take you through the stunning Shropshire countryside on fabulous historic trains. For the kids, take part […]

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Lodges and Cabins with a private hot tub

Nothing screams ‘we’re on holiday!’ better than a luxury cabin or lodge with a hot tub. In Shropshire, lodges and glamping pods can be found nestled in the rolling countryside with panoramic views. The best part? You can chill out in your hot tub whatever the weather. Hot tub holidays in Shropshire are a great […]

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