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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?

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Westhope Country Retreats

Westhope Country Retreats – the perfect place to escape to the country to relax and unwind. We are a family run business who offer a home from home vibe with our six quality barn conversions to suit any occasion be it birthdays, anniversaries, friend reunions, or just. a quality family get away. Situated in a […]

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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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Shrewsbury

Tanners Wines

William Tanner, born in Shropshire in 1839, went to sea and sailed the world, visiting places as far flung as Australia and Chile. Returning as a ship’s captain in 1872, he took his brother Henry into partnership and founded the firm of W. & H. E. Tanner in Shrewsbury. Its cellars were those of the […]

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Shrewsbury,

St Chads Church

St Chad’s is a unique church because it is round.  With a capacity of 1200 people the building has the ability to make everybody feel close to the centre of the church.  At the heart of St Chad’s spirituality we believe that all are included in the body of Christ.  The round setting of the […]

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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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Churchstoke

Kerry Vale Vineyard

Kerry Vale Vineyard is a small, family run, English vineyard situated on the Welsh / English border of rural Shropshire. Planted in 2010 and covering six acres of farmland, on what was the Roman Fort of Pentreheyling, the vineyard resides at the eastern tip of the Vale of Kerry – an area of exceptional beauty, […]

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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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Bridgnorth

Dudmaston National Trust

Stretching across 3,000 acres of ancient woodland and park, Dudmaston is a working estate with a family home at its heart. Stepped in history but shaped by modern tastes and radical thinking, it is a delightful collision of unexpected contrasts. From the Picturesque dingle, to the remarkable pieces by Moore and Matisse in the galleries, […]

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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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Shrewsbury

Wroxeter Roman City

Discover urban-living 2,000 years ago at Viriconium (Wroxeter) – once the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. Wander the remains of the bathhouse and explore a reconstructed town house from a city which was almost as large as Pompeii. Discover the daily lives of the people who lived here with the audio tour and through […]

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Much Wenlock

Much Wenlock Priory

The tranquil ruins of Wenlock Priory stand in a picturesque setting on the fringe of beautiful Much Wenlock. An Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded here in about 680 by King Merewalh of Mercia, whose abbess daughter Milburge was hailed as a saint. Her relics were miraculously re-discovered here in 1101, attracting both pilgrims and prosperity to […]

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Shrewsbury

Shropshire Tours

  We provide tours in a comfortable car or modern coach in Shropshire and surrounding areas for single travellers, 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 based on the Brother Cadfael stories are a speciality of ours. Each tour […]

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Telford

Lilleshall Hall and Gardens

Lilleshall House and Gardens is a venue with a bit of everything. We’ve got history, impressive grounds, a sporting heritage few can match, and we’ve rooms and meeting spaces to suit all needs. Nestled in the Shropshire countryside, Lilleshall Hall is set in spectacular and secluded surroundings, over 200 acres in fact. Lilleshall House & […]

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