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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?

Bridgnorth

Severn Valley Railway

Come join the Severn Valley Railway to step back in time and make lasting memories. Discover the wonders of Worcestershire and Shropshire on the Severn Valley Railway. A perfect day out for all the family. Set across 16 miles of awe-inspiring countryside, jump aboard a steam train and discover the wonders like The Engine House […]

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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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Oswestry

Niche Patisserie Ltd

Welcome to Niche Patisserie at the Black Gate The Black Gate on Salop Road is such a beautiful Grade 2 listed building and it is wonderful for the team at Niche Patisserie to showcase their work in such a historical building of the town. Pastry chef, Adam became a familiar face on our TV screens […]

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Oswestry

Oswestry Tourist Information Centre

Visit Oswestry Town Tourist Information Centre at Castle View. The Town TIC is open 4 days each week, Monday,  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 […]

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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 top quality family get away. Situated in […]

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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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Ellesmere

Oteley

Explore the hidden gardens and grounds of Oteley, Ellesmere. 10acres of gardens to investigate at your leisure, which includes a boathouse, walled garden, tower, swiss cottage and stunning views across the mere. Open on Saturday 11th September and 9th October 10am to 5pm with local market. The 2,000-acre estate has remained in the same family […]

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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

We’re so proud of the history of our county, we’ve housed the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery in one of the finest buildings in the town. Behind its grand Georgian façade, you’ll find historic interiors including an elegant Victorian Music Hall and a thirteenth century mansion filled with exhibitions that bring to life Shropshire’s rich […]

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Ludlow

Ludlow Food Festival, Ludlow Castle, 10-12 September 2021

Ludlow Food Festival, in partnership with Wardington’s Original Ludlow Gin, is back and doing what it does best – delivering the best names in the business along with a wide range of top-quality food and drink producers from across the Welsh Marches. Visitors can expect all the activities the UK’s original food festival is famous for – […]

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Telford

Meeson Hall Country House and Cottages

Set within 8 acres of grounds in the beautiful Shropshire countryside, Meeson Hall is a stunning country escape offering the choice of luxury bed and breakfast in one of their six bedrooms or a self catering holiday in one of the three holiday cottages set within the grounds of this magnificent house. Courtyard Cottage is […]

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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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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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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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