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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?

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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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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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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Oswestry

Cambrian Heritage Railways

Cambrian Heritage Railways is based at the heart of the historic market town of Oswestry and within walking distance of the town centre, market, castle, town museum and other local amenities. Our Oswestry station boasts a railway museum, restored signal box (only open on selected days), period ticket office and waiting room, shop to support […]

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Nr Shifnal

Weston Park

Enjoy the great outdoors at Weston Park. With 1,000 acres of wonderful to explore, the adventures across our estate are endless. Enjoy woodland walks, soak up the fresh air and take in the breath-taking views across the estate. At Weston, we don’t do out of bounds, so bring the dog, the bikes and a picnic […]

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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

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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Ironbridge

Jackfield Tile Museum

Tiles everywhere! The Victorians were on a mission – to make tiles and to use them. Jackfield was once at the very heart of British tile production and here you can see why. Walk amongst the very best examples in-situ at a recreated pub, tube station, church and more. See stunning friezes, epic story-telling panels […]

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Shrewsbury

Old Market Hall Cinema and Cafe Bar

From the outside, you would never guess that this 16th century Market Hall is home to a contemporary café bar and cinema. Located in Shrewsbury’s historic Square, the OMH is the place to meet friends over a cup of your favourite brew, or a Gin & Tonic from an extensive menu. The 81-seat independent cinema […]

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Shrewsbury

Hawkstone Park Follies

Enjoy the great outdoors and take in all that Shropshire has to offer at Hawkstone Park Follies. The world-famous 18th Century ruins are surrounded by epic grasslands, outstanding views, inviting caves and tremendous trolls! Perfect for any budding explorers, or someone who just wants to get out and about in the great outdoors, there’s plenty […]

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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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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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Craven Arms

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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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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