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Shropshire festivals and Events: celebrate with us

All year round you’ll find Shropshire festivals celebrating things that make our county special – from apples to cider to coracles and comics and on through the alphabet to walking festivals. We even have a late-summer festival that fills the sky with hot air balloons: Oswestry Balloon Carnival is a sight to behold. Shropshire is home to the country’s first food festival. Ludlow Food Festival. Now it’s world famous and many of Shropshire’s towns have followed with their own versions. In mid-August, Quarry Park in Shrewsbury blooms with the equally revered Shrewsbury Flower Show. Two days of music, food and dazzling floral displays each culminate in a fireworks finale, followed at the end of August by one of the world’s best folk festivals. Ensuring adults don’t steal all the fun, Shropshire Kids Fest in the spring brings two days of (meticulously organised) mayhem. Some Shropshire festivals are rooted in folklore. On May Day people gather in Clun to watch the Green Man battle the Ice Queen on the packhorse bridge. Which Shropshire festival will you visit this year?


Shrewsbury Flower Show

This year would have been the 133rd Shrewsbury Flower Show, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic it, like most other events, has been cancelled. But it’s not all doom and gloom, Shropshire Horticultural Society – led by the chair of the marketing sub-committee, Amanda Jones, will instead hold a ‘virtual’ event between 12noon and 8pm […]

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The Haughmond

A modern coaching inn, with proper food, great wine and a friendly, comfortable atmosphere… the kind of place we enjoy ourselves!  Whether you are looking for coffee, lunch, dinner, drinks, for a celebration or somewhere to lay your head join us in the picturesque village of Upton Magna, just a few miles from Shrewsbury. 

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Shrewsbury, Uffington, Telford and Clun

Adventure Out Games in Shropshire

AdventureOut! Games are themed, interactive and Covid-Safe outdoor adventure games, in dramatic locations throughout the UK.  In Shropshire, we have games running at four English Heritage sites: Acton Burnell Castle, Buildwas Abbey, Clun Castle and Haughmond Abbey throughout Spring and Summer 2021. At each site, participants will collaborate together in small groups to solve puzzles […]

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Nr Oswestry

The Holroyd Community Theatre

The Holroyd Community Theatre, near Oswestry, is a theatre for everyone: a community theatre for North Shropshire and the Welsh borders. The Holroyd Community Theatre exists to advance education in the Arts and to provide facilities in the interests of social and cultural welfare to promote drama, music, dance and the arts (generally for the […]

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Broseley Festival CIC

Broseley Festival is a two day music festival held in the historic town of Broseley Shropshire each year and is organised by the award winning Broseley Festival CIC – a group of volunteers who all dedicate and volunteer their own time throughout the year to fundraise to ensure this brilliant festival goes ahead. Broseley Festival […]

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Colehurst Lake

Colehurst Lake is the perfect place to escape, discover and unwind. Set in the idyllic and beautiful countryside of Shropshire we are surrounded by fields and woodland. We wanted to set up ‘ready made’ tents to allow people to experience camping at its best, without having to buy and bring all of the gear – […]

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Shropshire Wine School

Welcome to Shropshire Wine School. We are an independent wine education company which hosts fun-filled wine tastings, wine courses and gin tastings in Shrewsbury and other Shropshire locations (no experience necessary). We hold most of our events at the Lion Hotel on Shrewsbury’s Wyle Cop, but will also come to your business or home address […]

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Black Lion Barn

Completely renovated in 2020, and concealed on a peaceful country lane, this detached country barn has striking black timber cladding and views of the Shropshire hills. It’s perfect for families and groups of up to 12 people looking to get away together. Make your way inside, feeling the warmth of the luxurious underfloor heating, in […]

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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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Alderford Lake

Beautiful lakeside cafe set in 47 acres of grounds. Serving delicious breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas seven days a week. Take in the stunning views as you walk around the lake or let the children play on the playground as you relax by the waters edge. Alderford Lake offers wild swimming, canoeing, paddleboarding, kayaking and […]

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The Shropshire Distillery

Distillery Tours and Gin School Experiences A warm welcome from our family to yours awaits at the distillery, with a gin and tonic, of course! Meet us, get to know us, discover our story and our love of all things gin as we tour the distillery together. Walk around where the magic happens and even make […]

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Shrewsbury Folk Festival

One of the UK’s top folk festivals in the heart for Shrewsbury A little bit of heaven”… Mark Radcliffe, Six Music / BBC Radio 2 | “Everyone is so friendly. It is like a big family really” – festivalgoer | “Amazingly friendly festival. Great atmosphere” – festivalgoer Shrewsbury Folk Festival manages to combine an international line-up […]

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Established since 1244, Wellington Market is a fully heated indoor market hall, housing over 120 shopping units. There is also an outdoor market area. Some of the finest food outlets around can be found in the market, with everything from bakers to butchers, and fish to fruit & veg. The market cafés are always a […]

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