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Bishops Castle Walking Festival

The Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival is one of the hidden gems of Britain and this year is held from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th May 2022.   The walking festival contains a wide variety of walks and is an excellent way as an introduction to the South Shropshire Hills and Borders with Wales. Offa’s Dyke […]

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Shropshire welcomes… lovers of market towns

A key ingredient in what makes Shropshire so enticing to visit is its many historic market towns. The towns are all different in look and feel of course. For one thing, some are large and others are tiny. However, typically they all boast vibrant communities with lots of eye-catching old buildings housing an incredible variety […]

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Bishops Castle – Round and About Walks 2022

Come and walk in our beautiful rolling Shropshire hills and raise money for blood cancer research. “A great route and a great cause” This circular Ramble (23 miles) runs between Bishops Castle and Clun, taking in Bury Ditches, the Walcot Estate and bits of the Shropshire Way and Offa’s Dyke. It divides into a fairly […]

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Bridgnorth’s unique Dracup’s Cottage to host art exhibition of former owner’s work

The former home of 60s artist Anthony Dracup in Bridgnorth, recently converted into accommodation as Dracup’s Cottage, will host some of the iconic artist’s works in a new exhibition. The cottage first opened up to guests in April 2021 after owners Karolina and Jason Harte bought the Railway Street property in 2019. Mr Dracup, who […]

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Shropshire Welcomes… Amblers & Ramblers

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 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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