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Holidaying will be different again this year, but there are still plenty of ways to have an action-packed Shropshire staycation. As of the 12th of April, holiday lets, outdoor dining, and outdoor attractions can reopen. Here’s everything you need to know for your spring getaway.

Step 1 – Pick your favourite attractions to visit

Shropshire is home to everything from open-aired museums, incredible castles and steam trains to hidden gems, must-see attractions and iconic historic buildings. As things are a little different at the moment, we recommend booking tickets and experiences in advance to avoid disappointment.

Outdoor Attractions in Shropshire

Summertime is right around the corner, so it’s time to start planning your mighty outdoor holiday! When it comes to outdoor attractions, Shropshire has some brilliant options. We wouldn’t be surprised if you wanted to experience them all! So, what’s on offer? Hear the tales of kings and queens, see striking hill-top castles and discover […]


Sabrina Boat

SAILING FROM 1st MARCH 2022! Sabrina is a triple deck, modern passenger boat situated on the River Severn in Shrewsbury, capable of carrying 60 passengers in comfort with retractable sides on the top deck. We are an independent business, based in Shropshire. Our focus is to provide a first-class service to both day and evening passengers […]


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 […]


Blists Hill Victorian Town

Enjoy a fun family day out at this recreated Victorian Town. You can discover more about Victorian life as you meet the ‘Victorian’ townsfolk. No cars. No TV. Just tons of fun! Welcome to the age of Queen Victoria. Here you’ll experience what life was like when Britain ruled the world. Meet some (almost) real […]

Step 2 – Find your favourite alfresco dining spot

Must try alfresco dining & pub gardens in Shropshire

We’re sure you’ve heard the good news – from 12 April 2021, pub gardens and terraces can reopen once again for groups of six, providing it’s safe to do so. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the best beer gardens and alfresco dining in Shropshire, to get you in the mood for […]

Throughout Shropshire, you’ll find bright, ambitious chefs creating adventurous food with the produce of our region.  From five-star fine dining to cosy gastro pubs, Shropshire is full of places to taste fresh, delicious dishes.

And after months of being cooped up inside, why not enjoy your first meal out in the Spring sunshine?

Bishops Castle

The Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel in Bishops Castle, has fourteen delightful en-suite bedrooms, three bustling bars, a fine oak panelled restaurant and one of the finest hotel gardens in the land. We also have two cottage available to let, just across the square. The hotel is suffused with that elusive “I’ve got away from it all” feeling. […]


The Cross Keys - Kinnerley

The Cross Keys is a stunning 14th century pub in the unspoilt village of Kinnerley. This hidden treasure has been lovingly restored by the local community. Serving beautifully prepared seasonal fare served alongside delicious Shropshire pub classics. Offering real ales from local breweries and a interesting winelist, many available by the glass. On a chilly […]



Set high above Shrewsbury and the Shropshire countryside, the Hencote estate is a reminder of what England, at its best, has to offer. An insistence on authenticity and a keen eye for detail has driven the creation of this unique English experience that comprises wine tasting, vineyard tours, a hilltop restaurant and luxury accommodation. Stroll […]

Step 3 – Book your perfect holiday let

Rural Retreat Self Catering Cottages

Longing to escape to verdant open countryside, plunging valleys, and rolling hills? A rural retreat in Shropshire is the perfect way to treat yourself post lockdown. Whether you’re looking for a couples retreat or a family farm to rent, Shropshire has a great selection. Here are the top rural retreat self-catering cottages in Shropshire. Dinney […]

A self-catering break is a perfect choice for a home-from-home experience in Shropshire. One of the joys of self-catering in Shropshire is being able to take your holiday at your pace. Wake when you want to, dine when you’re ready.

From luxury apartments in our town centres to cosy cottages in the countryside,  whatever style of self-catering holiday you’re seeking, Shropshire has a wide range of properties ready to greet you.

Holiday apartments in the heart of the action

Centrally Located Holiday Apartments and cottages Looking for accommodation in the heart of Shropshire’s towns? Choose from a range of accommodation, all within easy reach of town centres. Have the high street at your front door with modern town apartments or a traditional townhouse tucked away on the back streets. Here are Shropshire’s best holiday […]


Dinney Farm Country Cottages

A fabulous range of six self-catering cottages that offer high quality accomodation sleeping from 3 people all the way up to 20!!  Situated just 3 1/2 miles from Bridgnorth in the beautiful Shropshire countryside, we are set on a ridge overlooking Chelmarsh Reservoir on one side and The Severn Valley on the other. Route 45 […]


Burlton Cottages

Just 20 minutes from Shrewsbury, the three 4/5 Star Gold Awarded stylish holiday cottages, swimming pool and luxury spa are set on a friendly, family-run private farming estate in the heart of the north Shropshire countryside. Burlton Cottages and Spa offers unspoilt peace, tranquillity and escapism; it’s the perfect rural retreat at any time of […]

Planning Ahead: We’re Good To Go

To help you plan a responsible visit, over 200 businesses in Shropshire have been awarded the VisitEngland ‘We’re Good To Go’ mark. The mark is a way of letting you know which tourism and hospitality businesses have put all the required measures in place according to Government and public health guidelines.

The mark shows that businesses have made necessary changes to their day-to-day workings, including social distancing and hygiene measures, to ensure their business is COVID-compliant. Keep an eye out for the mark when planning your trip to Shropshire, so you can book with peace of mind.

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