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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?

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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Ludlow

Ludlow Fringe

Bursting with some of the liveliest, most entertaining performances from local, national and international touring artists, there’s always something special to appeal to culture vultures of all ages at the Ludlow Fringe Festival.  Taking place annually in the beautiful, medieval, market town of Ludlow in South Shropshire, it has grown to become one of the […]

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Bridgnorth

Severn Valley Railway

Come and join us for a day on the rails 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 Heritage […]

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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

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings *Please note – Due to Covid 19 restrictions the Mill is currently not open to the public. Please keep checking our website for updates Situated on the northern edge of Shrewsbury, the internationally-important Flaxmill Maltings site reflects a time when Shropshire led the way in engineering. The site comprises eight listed buildings, […]

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Owestry

Fitzwarine house

Fitzwarine house Historic Guest house  opposite Whittington Castle. Fitzwarine house is situated on the A495 in the picturesque village of Whittington. Views of Whittington castle from most of the rooms. Its a very old building parts of which date back to Tudor times. Oozing character it is the ideally placed for exploring the spectacular scenery […]

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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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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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Oswestry

Oswestry Visitor & Exhibition Centre

Visit Oswestry Town Tourist Information Centre in Oswestry Visitor & Exhibition Centre. The Town TIC is open 6 days each week and is inside one of Oswestry’s most iconic buildings – The original Oswestry School, built in 1407. You can ask our staff anything about Oswestry and The Welsh Borders and they will do their […]

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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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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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Oswestry

Cambrian Heritage Railways

“Securing the restoration of the Cambrian Railways in order to preserve the unique Railway Heritage of Oswestry and to provide a visitor attraction of national significance.”

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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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