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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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Whitchurch

Whitchurch Museum and Archives

Whitchurch Heritage Centre consists of the Main Exhibition Hall and the Caldecott Gallery and contains a range of artefacts dating from the Roman occupation up until modern times.   The Main Exhibition Hall heralds the work of Whitchurch firm J.B. Joyce who were established in 1790 and have only just stopped producing Tower Clocks in […]

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Shrewsbury

Orchard Cafe at Shrewsbury Cathedral

Welcome to Shrewsbury’s newest cafe & function room, set in the beautiful surroundings of the famous Shrewsbury Cathedral, overlooking town walls. A brand new concept introducing freshly prepared food on-site in our bespoke kitchen. COVID-19: Opening days until further notice will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 am till 3 pm.

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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Prison

Shrewsbury Prison is a recently (2013) decommissioned Victorian jail where you can walk in the footsteps of our social history and listen whilst an ex prison officer shines a light on what life was like for both the incarcerated and those who guarded them through the ages. The huge site (ideal for social distancing) is open […]

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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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Llanfair Caereinion

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

Welcome to the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. Opened in 1903 to link the market town of Welshpool to the rural community of Llanfair Caereinion, this 2 foot 6-inch narrow gauge steam railway now provides a tourist service for all the family and a welcome change from the rush of everyday life. Built as a […]

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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

Soldiers of Shropshire Museum

Welcome to Soldiers of Shropshire Museum in Shrewsbury Castle. The Museum is host to a journey through nearly 300 years of British Army Evolution, seen through the eyes, campaigns and sacrifices of Shropshire Soldiers. The Museum displays the significant collections of the Shropshire regiments between 1755 and 1968, including the formation of the Light Infantry […]

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Shrewsbury

Shropshire Tours

WE WILL BE RE-OPENING FOR TOURS ON 1st JULY 2021. (Government Rules permitting) We provide tours in a comfortable car or modern coach in Shropshire and surrounding areas for single travellers or 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 […]

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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

Shrewsbury Cathedral

The Cathedral was designed by Edward Pugin, son of Augustus Pugin, and was completed in 1856. The building was paid for by Bertram, Earl of Shrewsbury, who died three months before its completion. It was he who chose the dedication and wished to take the name of Shrewsbury. Amongst the glories of the Gothic Cathedral are its stained […]

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Bridgnorth

The Old Rectory Bed and Breakfast Near Ludlow

A 5*country house bed and breakfast in the beautiful Shropshire Hills near Ludlow. A place to relax and unwind while enjoying the comforts of gracious country living at a slower pace of life. We have tea on the terrace in summer or curl up in front of a log fire in winter. 3 luxury rooms […]

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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

Our Visitor Centre is currently closed due to Covid 19 restrictions and to extensive construction work on site. We plan to reopen in the Spring of 2021. The full visitor attraction will open in Spring 2022. Please see our website for more details. Situated on the northern edge of Shrewsbury, the internationally-important Flaxmill Maltings site […]

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