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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?

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

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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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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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

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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Oswestry

Park Hall The Countryside Experience

Park Hall Countryside Experience the multi award winning farm park offers a brilliant day out for the whole family – you will be spoilt for choice! We not only have an adorable selection of farm animals for you to meet, there are indoor and outdoor play areas, tractor rides, go karts, junior driving school, World […]

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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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Shifnal

RAF Museum Cosford

RAF Museum Cosford Explore the fascinating story of the RAF and of the thousands of ordinary servicemen and women who have served in it and whose invaluable contribution has shaped the world that we live in today. The RAF Museum Cosford is home to over 75 historic aircraft including the world’s oldest Spitfire, the unique […]

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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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Shrewsbury

Shropshire Tours

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 based on the Brother Cadfael stories are a speciality of ours. Each tour […]

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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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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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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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