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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 some impressive aircraft? The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is one of the UK’s largest aviation collections and houses over 1.3 million objects spanning more than a century of aviation history. This impressive site boasts hours of fun for everyone, a must when visiting Shropshire!

Severn Valley Railway

All aboard! The train is about to depart!

Watch the steam billow out the chimneys and feel the train rumbling beneath your feet on board the Severn Valley Railway. This 16-mile heritage railway will take you back in time with unrivalled views of the Shropshire Hills. Looking for something particularly spectacular? The Steam in Lights event is not one to miss! This spectacular experience is at Severn Valley Railway’s Bridgnorth station, just 35 minutes from Shrewsbury. Sit back and relax and let the magic unfold in your own private compartment as the festive music begins to play and the story begins! Keep your eyes peeled for amazing displays of magical creatures, mystical auroras and snow flurries – only seen from the train! Book your tickets for the steam in lights event here

Stokesay Castle

Step back in time in the finest and best-preserved fortified medieval manor house in England. Discover the great hall, unchanged for more than 700 years, explore the timber-framed gatehouse before uncovering Stokesay’s rich history with a leading wool merchant, Laurence of Ludlow. Find out more here

Blists Hill Victorian Town

Time to step back in time to the age of Queen Victoria. Blists Hill is a recreated Victorian town located in Ironbridge. Here, you’ll experience what life was like when Britain ruled the world. Meet the Victorians in their authentic shops and cottages, buy curious goods from a bygone era and watch tradespeople in action in their atmospheric workshops and factories. This winter, Blists Hill are celebrating Christmas in a traditional fashion. With decorated streets and unique gifts, cosy fireside chats with the villagers and tales of how they’re preparing for the big day. Find out more about Blists hill or to book your tickets for the Victorian Christmas click here.

Shrewsbury Flaxmill 

The site is home to eight special buildings, including the 1797 Main Mill which is the grandparent of skyscrapers. The new Mill exhibition brings to life the story of this iconic landmark of the industrial revolution.

With digital and hands-on activities for all ages, walk one of the floors where spinning machines whirred, flax flew and barley was processed for beer to brew. Discover the lives and stories of workers, engineers, soldiers and entrepreneurs who played their part in one of the greatest heritage transformations and regenerations of all time.

From its pioneering beginnings paving the way for skylines across the world, to the campaign to save and repurpose it for future generations to enjoy, you too can now experience the incredible journey of the grandparent of skyscrapers!

It’s not so run-of-the-mill! book your tickets here

For more ideas of things to do this winter, head to our Things To Do page or our What’s On page

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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