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Caer Caradoc, Shropshire

Head to the lovely market towns – Shrewsbury, the county town with Tudor streetscape and a medieval red brick castle. Nearby, UNESCO World Heritage listed Ironbridge, is hailed as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Now it’s a place to visit to see the famous Iron Bridge and Tollhouse designed by Thomas Telford and other museums including the Enginuity hands-on museum, great for kids. Craft shops, artisan breweries and cafes along the River Severn complete the scene.

Drive through gorgeous countryside with fields of hops in summer; travel the Welsh border country visiting Clun Castle. Explore the the glorious Shropshire Hills with the Long Mynd and the atmospheric Stiperstones outcrop steeped in legend on the Shropshire Way. Visit the town of Church Stretton at the foot of the hills, Stokesay Castle and the foodie capital Ludlow with castle ruins, narrow streets, markets, speciality food outlets and restaurants galore.

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Each town or region has its own visitor centre.

Shropshire Hills AONB

Visit Shropshire


Shropshire Hills

Attingham Hall

Grand designs in Shropshire

Blists Hill

Victorian Town


7th century village

Coalport China Museum

With an interactive tea cup trail

Ironbridge Gorge

Industrial heritage


Medieval magic

Wenlock Priory

Top topiary!

Stokesay Castle

Drop dead gorgeous

Furnace Kitchen

Ironbridge eatery (b,l; ££)

Wroxeter Roman City

Baths for 5000

Text © Alison Plummer

Images by ChrisJB (talk | contribs), HF Holidays