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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?

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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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

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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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

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

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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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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Bishop's Wood

Boscobel House

Enjoy a day out at Boscobel House and its famous The Royal Oak as you discover one of the most dramatic escape stories in English History. Explore the picturesque timber-framed hunting lodge where King Charles II famously took refuge in 1651 after fleeing for his life following Civil War defeat. Peer into the priest hole […]

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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

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 a Prison Officer shines a light on what life was like for both the incarcerated and those who guarded them through the ages. The huge four acre site is open to explore […]

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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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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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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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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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