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Top 5 Things to Do in Market Drayton

Market Drayton is a charming market town in Shropshire, England. It is located on the River Tern and is known for its gingerbread, cattle market, and beautiful countryside. If you are planning a visit to Market Drayton, here are five of the top things to do: 1. Visit the Market Drayton Cattle Market The Market […]


3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Whitchurch

There are many beautiful towns and county’s dotted around the United Kingdom but not many of them are as idyllic as Whitchurch, Shropshire. Here are three reasons why you should come and visit this amazing market town.   Rich Heritage   Nestled in the heart of Shropshire, Whitchurch is a town steeped in history, offering […]


Halloween Fun & Half Term Activities in Shropshire

It’s starting to look like a packed October coming up in Shropshire, with a host of adult focused Halloween shenanigans as well as family-friendly half term activities on the horizon, including: HALLOWEEN FOR GROWN UPS A very Dickensian Halloween Tour : This Halloween, in Tanners historic wine shop – which dates back to 1872 and […]


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 […]


Canals and walks around Market Drayton

Explore the canals and scenic walks around Market Drayton! The Shropshire Union Canal (Shroppie) was completed in 1835 and played a crucial role in the transportation of goods between the West Midlands and Liverpool. Despite facing competition from the railways, the Shroppie remains a significant waterway today, attracting thousands of boaters each year. this canal […]


Explore the Great Outdoors: Wellington Walking Festival

Are you ready to step out into nature and embrace the beauty that surrounds us? Look no further than the Wellington Walking Festival! This exciting event, taking place this September (9th – 13th), promises a series of unforgettable hikes and walks that will leave you feeling refreshed, inspired, and in awe of the stunning landscapes […]


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 […]


Come to Church Stretton – and explore the hills by bus!

If you are looking for a walking break, or day’s walking in the Shropshire Hills, Church Stretton will offer you everything you are looking for. There’s plenty of parking in the town as well as parking at Carding Mill Valley, which is the National Trust’s main car park for the Long Mynd. The encircling hills […]


A foodie’s guide to Oswestry

Thinking of taking a UK staycation this year? Why not pay a visit to Oswestry for a foodie getaway? People often ask if Oswestry is in Wales or even where is Shropshire. If you aren’t sure then this would be an ideal time to discover Oswestry – where Shropshire meets Wales!  A distillery, a brewery, […]


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 […]


Your guide to Coronation celebrations in Shropshire

A right royal celebration is on the horizon! May 6th marks the crowning of Britain’s 62nd monarch with the coronation of their Majesties King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort. There are heaps of special events taking place in Shropshire to help you celebrate! Afternoon tea at the British Ironworks Centre Join in at […]


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 […]

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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