Quiet and idyllic, Shropshire would never be one to boast about its wealth of hidden attractions and so, we'll have to do it instead! As well as being home to Britain's longest archaeological monument (Offa's Dyke, an old division between Mercia and Wales) it's generously populated by a large selection of country houses and castles. Two of these include the perfectly preserved Stokesay and the ruined (although equally impressive) Ludlow Castle.
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“Situated in the small village of Albrighton about two and a half miles from junction 3 of the M54 and fifteen minutes from the city of Wolverhampton. Our wonderfully rural location is ideal for travellers who are exploring the area and prefer their accommodation cosy, intimate and friendly. ”
4 Holyhead Rd, Albrightonrooms from £60.00 View Prices
“Located just a few minutes from the historic market town of Bridgnorth in the superb Shropshire countryside. Standing in its own landscaped gardens we offer the perfect place for a relaxing away-from-it-all break or as a wonderfully elegant, comfortable and cosy base for exploring the many attractions of the surrounding area.”
Hallon, Worfield, Bridgnorthrooms from £82.50 View Prices
“Our superb hotel nestles on the hillside overlooking the picturesque market town of Church Stretton. With elegant and comfortable rooms, excellent facilities and the highest level of personal, attentive yet discrete service the only thing better that your accommodation will be the view.”
Cunnery Road, Church Strettonrooms from £85.00 View Prices
“Our wonderful establishment has been dubbed 'the most handsome inn in the world' because of it uniquely beautiful facade. Situated in the very heart of the ancient market town of Ludlow there is a wealth of history and magnificent architecture nearby. When you come to stay with us you can be certain of a warm welcome, comfortable accommodation and excellent service.”
Bull Ring, Ludlowrooms from £117.00 View Prices
“The picturesque and historic town of Much Wenlock is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty; nearby Wenlock Edge offers some of the most spectacular, panoramic views of the countryside. Our welcoming establishment offers wonderfully comfortable and elegant accommodation, excellent facilities and friendly, personal service in magnificent and relaxing surroundings. ”
High Street, Much Wenlock, Much Wenlockrooms from £75.00 View Prices
“The town of Oswestry is on the Welsh borders and is ideally placed for those who want to enjoy the outstanding beauty of the surrounding area, with many interesting places to visit nearby we offer the perfect location, comfortable accommodation, excellent facilities and a superb base from which you can explore the region.”
Church St, Oswestryrooms from £76.00 View Prices
“Our location just a few minutes north of Shrewsbury in the beautiful Shropshire countryside is the perfect location for a relaxing away-from-it-all break in luxury, style and seclusion or an ideal base for the tourist who wants to explore the historic town of Shrewsbury and the area that surrounds it. ”
Ellesmere Road, Shrewsburyrooms from £79.00 View Prices
“Travellers who love their accommodation to be elegant, stylish, secluded and full of charm and character, our superb hotel is the ideal place for you. Just a few miles north of Shrewsbury we offer elegant accommodation, excellent facilities and a high level of attentive, yet discrete, service from dedicated, professional staff.”
Ellesmere Road, Broad Oak, Shrewsburyrooms from £64.80 View Prices
“The M54 motorway is now the main route from central England to Mid and North Wales and the town of Telford is a convenient stopover point on your journey. Our modern, warm and friendly establishment is located just a couple of minutes from junction 4 and offers spacious, modern and well equipped accommodation with courteous and friendly service. ”
Junction4, M54, Priorslee Road, Shifnall, Telfordrooms from £37.00 View Prices
“Our modern and well equipped hotel is in the very heart of Shropshire in the new town of Telford. Just a couple of minutes off the M54 and close to the town centre we are ideally placed for visitors who want a convenient stop over or a comfortable base for exploring the area.”
Forgegate, Town Centre, Telfordrooms from £56.70 View Prices
“The original golf course opened to the public in 1975 and has repeatedly been voted amongst the top ten golfing complexes in the country. Its success has lead to the creation of a second course and the already good facilities have recently been completely refurbished, with the addition of 81 new bedrooms. ”
Tarporley Road, Whitchurchrooms from £78.00 View Prices
Geographically, the county is split in two. The north is characterised by fertile plains (perfect for the county town of Shrewsbury and modern Telford). Whereas the south seems to pride itself on packing in either a nature reserve, lake, forest or glen anywhere not occupied by a town.
Amidst all the architectural achievements and sumptuous countryside, however, you'll find the beginnings of one of civilisation's most important eras: the Industrial Revolution. Many museums tell the stories of the age, and the most renowned can be found at Ironbridge just south of Telford, in the valley that has been credited as the industry's birthplace. The region's natural mineral supply (the catalyst for its pioneering past) is still plentiful today, and with every rock type in Northern Europe to be found within its borders, the county is known as the geological capital of the UK!
As one of England's least populous counties, it doesn't matter how many others choose a trip to Shropshire, there will always be the space to find a part all to yourself!