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Shropshire Castles Guide

Shropshire has a legacy of battles, historic sites, and atmospheric ruins. All with stories for you to discover! Here’s your guide to Shropshires Castles. Stokesay Castle Step into the finest and best‑preserved fortified medieval Manor House in England! Stokesay Castle was constructed at the end of the 13th century by Laurence of Ludlow, who at […]

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MORE FAMILIES THAN EVER ARE VISITING HISTORIC SITES, SAYS ENGLISH HERITAGE

– Family visits increase by more than 50% over the past decade – –  18 sites enjoy record-breaking year, including Tintagel Castle and Lindisfarne Priory, as well as lesser-known gems such as Wroxeter and Stokesay Castle – English Heritage welcomed more families to its historic sites last year than ever before, the charity announced today (7 […]

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Discovering the Gems Surrounding Marrington Escapes: A Perfect Day Trip

Imagine waking up at the majestic Marrington Escapes in Chirbury, ready for a day packed with adventures and exploration. Whether you’re here with friends or family, this charming corner of England offers a plethora of attractions and events that promise to make your day trip an unforgettable experience. Let’s dive into the exciting activities awaiting […]

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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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25 Fantastic Family-Friendly Days Out in Shropshire Under £30

Shropshire, with its stunning countryside, rich history, and charming towns, offers an array of family-friendly attractions that won’t break the bank. Whether you’re exploring medieval castles, wandering through picturesque gardens, or enjoying hands-on activities, there’s something for everyone. In this listicle, we’ve curated the top 30 attractions in Shropshire that are perfect for families and […]

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Things to do in Shropshire this Easter

With warmer weather and longer days, April is the perfect month to spend some time together as a family. Have you made plans for Easter yet? Shropshire combines beautiful countryside with a range of attractions, so is a great option for keeping the whole family entertained.   Easter Adventure Quest at Stokesay Castle Take part in […]

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Half Term Fun with English Heritage

Medieval Life at Stokesay Castle Date: 26 May – 27 May Times: 10am – 5pm Step into Medieval life at Stokesay Castle. Join us for immersive living history experiences, learn all about what it would take to prepare for battle with our “Arming the Knight” demos, and discover all about how people in the past […]

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A locals guide to Bishop's Castle

Bishop’s Castle – an unspoilt medieval delight!   Moving to Bishop’s Castle two years ago, I felt as if I had come home. It is the most welcoming place I have ever been. Bishop’s Castle is an unspoilt, working town dating from the Medieval period. Built on a very steep hill, it is surrounded by […]

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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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Ludlow Castle

Welcome to Ludlow Castle, one of the finest medieval ruins in England. Set in the glorious Shropshire countryside at the heart of the superb, bustling black & white market town of Ludlow. Walk through the Castle grounds and see the ancient houses of kings, queens, princes, judges and the nobility – a glimpse into the […]

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Top film locations in Shropshire

With an abundance of stunning stately homes and breathtaking countryside, it’s little wonder that Shropshire is regularly used as a backdrop for blockbuster films and TV series. Here’s a round-up of some of the most famous movies and programmes filmed in Shropshire! Shrewsbury The BBC six-part adaptation of Charles Dicken’s Classic Great Expectations was partially […]

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Things to do in Shropshire this Winter

Fun isn’t just for summer, in Shropshire, It’s an all-year-round affair! there are still plenty of ways to enjoy everything Shropshire has to offer without worrying about the weather. So, grab your coat and woolly hat, here are all the things to do in Shropshire this winter. RAF Cosford Ready to get up close to […]

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Winter sunrise from the Wrekin ❤️ 

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Embark on a journey through Ludlow's enchanting streets on a sunny Saturday market day! 🌞✨ 

Witness the lively atmosphere as local traders bring colors and flavors to the scene. Explore quaint independent shops, bask in the aromatic charm of cafes, and savor culinary delights at local restaurants. 

Ludlow's picturesque streets are a canvas of culture waiting to be explored! 🛍️🍽️ 

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"🏰✨ Dive into the heart of Shrewsbury's Castle Quarter – the epicenter of history and grandeur! 🏰 Home to four of the town's largest historic treasures – Shrewsbury Castle, Library, Prison, and Train Station. 

Did you know Shrewsbury Castle's foundations were laid in 1083 by the 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, Roger de Montgomery? 
Montgomery, a cousin of William the Conqueror, earned this castle and more as a thank-you for his aid during the Norman conquest.

From royal stronghold to a 16th-century transformation, Shrewsbury Castle has quite the story. Now, it stands majestically, housing the Shropshire Regimental Museum. 👑🏰 Ready to step into the pages of history?

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