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Final Countdown to Shrewsbury Food Festival

Shrewsbury Food Festival is getting ready to descend in the town’s Quarry park for the festival weekend on June 29th and 30th 2024 The region’s best chefs will lead sessions in the Shrewsbury Gin Chef Talks and Demos tent and the Monks Chef School. Michelin-starred, acclaimed chef Marc Wilkinson, who runs a chef’s table at […]



Iconic Food and Drink Festival Plays Host to British Fire Cooking Championships Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2024 Ludlow Castle, Ludlow, Shropshire Ludlow Marches Food and Drink Festival is marking the 30th edition of the original food festival, held at Ludlow Castle on 13th – 15th September.  This vibrant three-day celebration highlights […]


Quality Ale Award

The Crafty Dragon on Mill Street in Whitchurch has received a Cask Marque plaque three months after opening its doors for the very first time. Cask marque is an independent accreditation scheme that assesses the quality of cask ale (real ale). To receive a cask marque, the pubs beers are tested on their temperature, aroma, […]


Ticket Release Date Announced for Shropshire Petal Fields

Shropshire’s successful flower field experience returns in Newport this summer for 10 days After a wet spring, the flowers have now been planted. Organisers have announced the opening dates will be revealed at Shrewsbury Food Festival on June 29th and 30th. The tickets will then go on sale from July 1st. The field has been […]


Fashion Through The Ages

A journey through time with IGMT’s catwalk show The Engine Shop, Coalbrookdale Friday 21 & Saturday 22 June 2024, 7pm On Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June 2024, the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust will host its second annual fashion show, taking fashionistas and historical costume fans on a 500-year journey through fashion history. This unique […]


Open Farm Sunday at Ellesmere Farming Estate 

The Oteley Estate in Ellesmere will open their farm gates on Sunday, June 9th for Open Farm Sunday. The 2,000-acre farm is home to Beef Shorthorn and Highland cattle, a flock of sheep, and some pigs.   Since the first national Open Farm Sunday in 2006, over 1,600 farmers across the UK have opened their gates and welcomed over 2.7 million people onto farms for […]


Acton Scott Escapes are celebrating their first birthday!

A year ago, we welcomed our first guests to Acton Scott Escapes. The family had booked a 7-night stay, and we were both excited and anxious at the same time. There was no need to worry as they loved staying in the Safari Tent so much that they extended their stay. They gave us our […]


Europa Nostra Award 2024 for conservation project Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

The Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, known as the ‘grandparent of skyscrapers’, has been honoured with a prestigious Europa Nostra Award in the Conservation & Adaptive Reuse category. This award is part of the 2024 European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings has been […]


Behind closed doors with the Victorians

A new series of evening talks from June to September 2024 The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is launching a new series of evening talks in which museum curators will offer a glimpse of Victorian life behind closed doors. The talks will tackle subjects including sex, prostitution and woman’s health, as well as exploring the significance […]


Shrewsbury Food Festival Bursary Places Announced

Three local businesses have benefitted from bursary places at the upcoming Shrewsbury Food Festival. The places have been funded by Start Tech, an IT support provider based in Shrewsbury who is the official Bursary Sponsor of Shrewsbury Food Festival 2024. The bursary places are for up-and-coming businesses that would struggle to cover the cost of […]


Skip about on our Shuttle Bus, starting Saturday 25th May

The much-loved Long Mynd and Stiperstones Shuttle will be hitting the road again this weekend, Saturday 25th May. It will ply a more traditional route than last year, crossing the Long Mynd from Church Stretton and reaching out across the Stiperstones as far as Snailbeach. A considerable amount of thought and time has gone into […]


Unveiling Art Behind Bars: Shrewsbury Prison Art Experience

Embark on a  journey into the realms of creativity and transformation as Shrewsbury Prison proudly introduces Art Behind Bars this May half term.   Step beyond the confines of traditional boundaries and immerse yourself in a realm where creativity knows no limits. With complimentary access to Art Behind Bars upon entry to Shrewsbury Prison with […]

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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