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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?

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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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

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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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

Shrewsbury Castle

Whether you’re a friend or foe everyone is welcome to explore the grounds of this ancient site for free. The fortifications that have been on this site since 1074 have both protected the town from invaders and welcomed dignitaries over the centuries. Today the elegant sandstone castle, modernised by Thomas Telford in the 18th century […]

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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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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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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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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

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 world’s first […]

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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

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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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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Bridgnorth

Severn Valley Country Park

Fill your lungs with some great Shropshire fresh air as you explore the paths, cycleways and wheelchair friendly trails at the Green Flag Award winning Severn Valley Country Park. Discover woodlands, the River Severn, heritage sites and geological features. For young visitors there’s pre-bookable Wild Toddler activities as well as pond dipping stations, self-led nature […]

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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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