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Shropshire attractions: see something new in Shropshire with every visit

Thanks to a vast array of attractions in Shropshire, each visit to our beautiful county can bring a completely different experience. Families with young children may love roaming free in our countryside parks and forests, or through the luxuriant gardens and grounds of Shropshire’s castles and big houses. Perhaps you’d like to explore the country’s first ‘theme park’, Hawkstone Park -an intriguing landscape of caves and follies, beloved by Victorian visitors. Shropshire is home to several fun farm attractions where you can get up close to animals: feed a lamb, walk with a hawk, brush an alpaca or ride a pony. Heritage railway lines are another popular Shropshire attraction. Hop on board a vintage train, listen for the whistle and enjoy the old-fashioned scent of steam as you chug through timeless Shropshire scenery. Visitors young and old will find something to love in our UNESCO World Heritage site of Ironbridge, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Take your time exploring ten museum attractions. Many more museums in our Shropshire towns await the curious-minded. Shropshire has attractions for every guest and their every mood. So what would you like to do in Shropshire today?

Whitchurch

Alderford Lake

Beautiful lakeside cafe set in 47 acres of grounds. Serving delicious breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas seven days a week. Take in the stunning views as you walk around the lake or let the children play on the playground as you relax by the waters edge. Alderford Lake offers wild swimming, canoeing, paddleboarding, kayaking and […]

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Shrewsbury

Hire a Canoe Ltd

Explore the river above and around Shrewsbury! Hire a Canoe offers high-quality and reliable canoe, kayak and paddle board (SUP) hire on the River Severn. We cater for everyone, including families, couples, friends and corporate days out. Dogs are welcome! Choose from a peaceful 12-mile river trip with free minibus transport, two-hour hire from the […]

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Much Wenlock

Much Wenlock Priory

The tranquil ruins of Wenlock Priory stand in a picturesque setting on the fringe of beautiful Much Wenlock. An Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded here in about 680 by King Merewalh of Mercia, whose abbess daughter Milburge was hailed as a saint. Her relics were miraculously re-discovered here in 1101, attracting both pilgrims and prosperity to […]

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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Prison

Shrewsbury Prison is a recently (2013) decommissioned Victorian jail where you can walk in the footsteps of our social history and listen whilst an ex prison officer shines a light on what life was like for both the incarcerated and those who guarded them through the ages. The huge site (ideal for social distancing) is open […]

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Ironbridge

Jackfield Tile Museum

Tiles everywhere! The Victorians were on a mission – to make tiles and to use them. Jackfield was once at the very heart of British tile production and here you can see why. Walk amongst the very best examples in-situ at a recreated pub, tube station, church and more. See stunning friezes, epic story-telling panels […]

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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Cathedral

The Cathedral was designed by Edward Pugin, son of Augustus Pugin, and was completed in 1856. The building was paid for by Bertram, Earl of Shrewsbury, who died three months before its completion. It was he who chose the dedication and wished to take the name of Shrewsbury. Amongst the glories of the Gothic Cathedral are its stained […]

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Ironbridge

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Is iron the greatest material ever made? Find out how iron, and particularly Coalbrookdale iron, changed the course of the world. See stunning exhibits, exquisite art castings and functional cookware all made from iron. Stop by the brand-new destination restaurant, the Furnace Kitchen, now open for all visitors. Things To See CAST-IRON CRAZY Be wowed […]

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Shrewsbury

Orchard Cafe at Shrewsbury Cathedral

Welcome to Shrewsbury’s newest cafe & function room, set in the beautiful surroundings of the famous Shrewsbury Cathedral, overlooking town walls. A brand new concept introducing freshly prepared food on-site in our bespoke kitchen. COVID-19: Opening days until further notice will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 am till 3 pm.

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Telford

Shropshire Festivals

SHROPSHIRE FESTIVALS· An events company that specialises in fun events across Shropshire and beyond. Best known for Shrewsbury Food Festival, Shropshire Kids Festival, Shrewsbury Winter Festival, Shropshire Oktoberfest and many more…. we also help other businesses run their PR, marketing and events bringing expertise, fun and ideas.

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Whittington

Whittington Castle

Welcome to Whittington Castle Welcome to Whittington Castle near Oswestry in Shropshire England. The strikingly picturesque and romantic ruins are steeped in much history, tales of bitter border warfare, romance and legend. A small rural community in North Shropshire, England acquired a 99-year lease to manage the Castle that sits in the centre of its […]

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Shrewsbury

Shropshire Tours

We provide tours in a comfortable car or modern coach in Shropshire and surrounding areas for single travellers or couples or pre-organised groups. Let us show you around Shropshire, Wales and further afield to reveal hidden treasures. One, two, or three-day Tours based on the Brother Cadfael stories are a speciality of ours. Each tour […]

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Craven Arms

Stokesay Castle

Step into the finest and best-preserved fortified medieval manor house in England. Discover the great hall, unchanged for over 700 years. Spot characters carved in the timbers of the 17th-century gatehouse and climb to the top of a fairy-tale tower for breathtaking views of the Shropshire Hills. Stokesay Castle was constructed at the end of […]

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Shrewsbury

Wroxeter Roman City

Discover urban-living 2,000 years ago at Viriconium (Wroxeter) – once the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. Wander the remains of the bathhouse and explore a reconstructed town house from a city which was almost as large as Pompeii. Discover the daily lives of the people who lived here with the audio tour and through […]

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