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An abundant choice of activities in Shropshire means your visit can be as adventurous or as relaxing as you choose. Or a mixture of both, of course. For every visitor, every mood, every type of holiday, Shropshire has myriad activities to make your time here special. Explore Shropshire by leg power. We have seemingly infinite footpaths for walking, cycle paths for pedalling and wonderful bridleways for horseriding. It’s the perfect way to slow down and admire our county’s beauty up close, hedgerow by hedgerow. If you have young children, they may love meeting animals at one of Shropshire’s family-friendly farm parks. Or climbing a hill or exploring castle ruins. Shropshire is liberating and exhilarating for children: help them escape roads and crowds and let them discover true freedom. Shropshire outdoor leisure activities include mountain boarding, clay pigeon shooting, quad trekking, archery, climbing, paintballing and fishing. You can even glide over the Long Mynd in a two-seat glider. If you love to get out on water, try canoeing, rafting or stand-up paddleboarding on the stunning River Severn. For a more sedate experience, take a narrowboat out on our canals in north Shropshire.Shropshire is home to several highly regarded golf courses. One Shropshire golf course, in the Welsh Marches, features a hole where you can stand with one leg in England, the other in Wales. Now you know about activities in Shropshire, the only question is: which one will you do first?

Shrewsbury

Sabrina Boat

SAILING FROM 12th APRIL 2021! 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 […]

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Shifnal

RAF Museum Cosford

RAF Museum Cosford Explore the fascinating story of the RAF and of the thousands of ordinary servicemen and women who have served in it and whose invaluable contribution has shaped the world that we live in today. The RAF Museum Cosford is home to over 75 historic aircraft including the world’s oldest Spitfire, the unique […]

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Craven Arms

Stokesay Castle

Step into the finest and best-preserved fortified medieval manor house in England. Discover the great hall, unchanged for over 700 years. Spot characters carved in the timbers of the 17th-century gatehouse and climb to the top of a fairy-tale tower for breathtaking views of the Shropshire Hills. Stokesay Castle was constructed at the end of […]

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Ludlow

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 […]

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Shrewsbury

Shropshire Tours

WE WILL BE RE-OPENING FOR TOURS ON 1st AUGUST 2021. (Government Rules permitting) We provide tours in a comfortable car or modern coach in Shropshire and surrounding areas for single travellers or couples or pre-organised groups. Let us show you around Shropshire, Wales and further afield to reveal hidden treasures. One, two, or three-day Tours […]

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Ironbridge

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Is iron the greatest material ever made? Find out how iron, and particularly Coalbrookdale iron, changed the course of the world. See stunning exhibits, exquisite art castings and functional cookware all made from iron. Stop by the brand-new destination restaurant, the Furnace Kitchen, now open for all visitors. Things To See CAST-IRON CRAZY Be wowed […]

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Ludlow

Ludlow Food Festival, Ludlow Castle, 10-12 September 2021

Ludlow Food Festival, in partnership with Wardington’s Original Ludlow Gin, is back and doing what it does best – delivering the best names in the business along with a wide range of top-quality food and drink producers from across the Welsh Marches. Visitors can expect all the activities the UK’s original food festival is famous for – […]

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Shrewsbury

Soldiers of Shropshire Museum

Welcome to Soldiers of Shropshire Museum in Shrewsbury Castle. The Museum is host to a journey through nearly 300 years of British Army Evolution, seen through the eyes, campaigns and sacrifices of Shropshire Soldiers. The Museum displays the significant collections of the Shropshire regiments between 1755 and 1968, including the formation of the Light Infantry […]

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Shrewsbury

Hire a Canoe Ltd

Explore the river above and around Shrewsbury! Hire a Canoe offers high-quality and reliable canoe, kayak and paddle board (SUP) hire on the River Severn. We cater for everyone, including families, couples, friends and corporate days out. Dogs are welcome! Choose from a peaceful 12-mile river trip with free minibus transport, two-hour canoe, kayak or […]

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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Canoe Hire

Canoeing is an idyllic way to explore our local area from the water.  We are based at two of the county’s most beautiful locations, offering safe easy accessibility to paddling and wonderful experiences for all. Shrewsbury Quarry Park Take a step out of the town with us, onto a boat and become completely immersed in […]

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Church Stretton

Acton Scott Hall

Nestled in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lies Acton Scott Hall. For the first time, the Acton family are opening the doors to this timeless gem by offering private group Tours of the house, grounds and gardens. Intricate oak panelling, decorative Jacobean carvings and fascinating heirlooms are all part of what makes […]

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Shifnal

RAF Museum Cosford

RAF Museum Cosford Explore the fascinating story of the RAF and of the thousands of ordinary servicemen and women who have served in it and whose invaluable contribution has shaped the world that we live in today. The RAF Museum Cosford is home to over 75 historic aircraft including the world’s oldest Spitfire, the unique […]

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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Cathedral

The Cathedral was designed by Edward Pugin, son of Augustus Pugin, and was completed in 1856. The building was paid for by Bertram, Earl of Shrewsbury, who died three months before its completion. It was he who chose the dedication and wished to take the name of Shrewsbury. Amongst the glories of the Gothic Cathedral are its stained […]

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