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Shropshire’s historic sites: travel back in time

In Shropshire, landscape and history have always shaped each other. From Iron Age hillforts to eighteenth-century canals, the past is never far away. Shropshire has astonishing remains of the fourth largest Roman city in Britain, at Wroxeter. In Bridgnorth our ravaged castle tower tilts at a greater angle than the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Shropshire borders with Wales. The ancient feud between Saxons and Celts gives Shropshire a legacy of battles, historic sites, and atmospheric ruins. All with stories for you to discover. Admire the black-and-white Tudor buildings of Ludlow and Shrewsbury. See where the Industrial Revolution sparked to life in Ironbridge Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take tea in Much Wenlock, home of a Victorian doctor inspired to launch the modern-day Olympic Games. Enjoy a stroll around the independent shops in Shropshire’s county town of Shrewsbury, birthplace of Charles Darwin. Visit stately homes and glorious gardens, steeped in the histories of some of Britain’s most intriguing families. You can even see a descendant of the oak tree that sheltered Charles II from Parliamentarians during the English Civil War. The tree and King Charles’s story are why we have so many pubs in England called the Royal Oak. Are you ready to put Shropshire’s historic sites in your future plans?

Whittington

Whittington Castle

Welcome to Whittington Castle Welcome to Whittington Castle near Oswestry in Shropshire England. The strikingly picturesque and romantic ruins are steeped in much history, tales of bitter border warfare, romance and legend. A small rural community in North Shropshire, England acquired a 99-year lease to manage the Castle that sits in the centre of its […]

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Nr. Oswestry

Whittington Together

Whittington Together is a Community Organisation to promote Village Events, the varied Charitable and Voluntary Groups, as well as the local Businesses within the Parish of Whittington, which is located near to Oswestry in Shropshire

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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

NOW OPEN! Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings changed skylines around the world forever. Situated just outside Shrewsbury town centre, the internationally important Flaxmill Maltings reflects a time when Shropshire led the way in engineering. The site is home to eight special buildings each with a unique story to tell, including the 1797 Main Mill which is the […]

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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Visitor Information Centre

The Visitor Information Centre (VIC) can be found within Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, right in the centre of Shrewsbury town.  We can help visitors to the town with information on the town, on what there is to see and do, how to get around the county and how to get the most out of […]

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Shrewsbury

Get Set Go English

Immersive English Holiday Courses • Combine English lessons with an immersive cultural experience • Take your learning beyond the classroom • Highly-experienced and professional teacher with you in the classroom and on excursions in and around the beautiful county of Shropshire.  Easily-customised, flexible packages. Perfect for couples, families, or small groups: GET SET GO Mini […]

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Shrewsbury

Walking, Cycling & Country Parks

Come and enjoy everything that Shropshire’s Great Outdoors has to offer Discover the fantastic countryside, exceptional views and wonderful wildlife. Explore our Country Parks, heritage sites and play areas or get active on over 5,600 km’s of Public Rights of Way (that’s the same distance as Shrewsbury to New York… on your doorstep!). Shropshire has […]

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Ironbridge

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 […]

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Bridgnorth

Severn Valley Railway

Come join the Severn Valley Railway to step back in time and make lasting memories. Discover the wonders of Worcestershire and Shropshire on the Severn Valley Railway. A perfect day out for all the family. Set across 16 miles of awe-inspiring countryside, jump aboard a steam train and discover the wonders like The Engine House […]

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Atcham

Attingham Park

An 18th-century estate for all seasons with 200 acres of parkland and Regency Mansion. The National Trust’s Attingham Park, one Shropshire’s finest country estate, has been the setting for astutely accumulated fortunes, overspending and financial ruin, a story of love and neglect, and revival and rediscovery. Bequeathed to the National Trust in 1947 by Thomas, […]

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Shrewsbury

Wesley House

Wesley House is a grade 11 wonderful medieval home right in the heart of Shrewsbury town. Its ancient wood panelling and 16th century beams will transport you to a bygone time, and the cosy log burner beckons you to drift off to a time when life was simple and cares were few. The house is […]

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Shrewsbury

Haughmond Hill - Forestry England

Haughmond Hill, located just to the east of Shrewsbury, is the perfect place to escape outdoors. The beautiful forest is located on top of the hill and offers fantastic views across the River Severn and Shrewsbury, to the South Shropshire and Welsh hills beyond. There are four waymarked walking trails of varying lengths to suit […]

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Oswestry

Oswestry Tourist Information Centre

Visit Oswestry Town Tourist Information Centre at Castle View. The Town TIC is open 3 days each week, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 to 3 pm. You can ask our staff anything about Oswestry and The Welsh Borders and they will do their best to help you. They are real ambassadors for the town and […]

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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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Misty sunrise over Clun Castle 🏰 ☀️

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🏰 LUDLOW CASTLE 🏰

As you explore its enchanting grounds, don't miss the extraordinary Round Chapel – a true highlight that stands as a rare and precious gem among Norman architecture. The circular design is a unique feature, and it's a testament to the castle's historical significance. As you wander through this sacred space, you'll feel the whispers of the past come alive. 

Discover the castle's secrets, marvel at the stunning Round Chapel, and immerse yourself in its rich heritage.🏰 

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Early morning adventures in the Shropshire Hills ❤️☀️

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