Albrighton

Albrighton

A delightful village with a range of independent shops, near RAF Cosford Musem and Weston Park. Albrighton is home to the internationally known David Austin Roses.

Bishops Castle

Bishops Castle

A traditional Old English town with old fashioned butchers, bakers and other high street shops. The town has a house on crutches and there are two museums celebrating local history and the railway.

Bridgnorth

Bridgnorth

Was described by Charles I as the "Finest View in all my Kingdom" and it's easy to see why, for the town remains as stunning today as it was 350 years ago. It is also home to the Severn Valley Railway, Bridgnorth Cliff Railway - England's oldest inland Funicular railway and RAF Cosford.

Church Stretton

Church Stretton

'Little Switzerland' - without the wolves and avalanches. A thriving antiques centre with over 60 stalls is open every day and nearby Acton Scott Historic Farm will give you a taste of farming at the turn of the 19th Century well before mechanisation.

Clun

Clun

One of "the quietest places under the sun". AE Housman. Clun is a very peaceful place, very pretty and has walks galore with Offa's Dyke, Caer Caradoc and Bury Ditches Hill forts nearby.

Ellesmere

Ellesmere

Is the heart of Shropshire's mere's and mosses, where the nutrient rich waters of the Mere attract an abundant amount of wildlife. This can all be viewed from the comfort of the visitor centre using CCTV.

Ironbridge

Ironbridge

It's all so peaceful today... Strange to think, then, that 250 years ago this was the furnace in which the Industrial Revolution was being forged. But it was here, within the dramatic gorge of the River Severn, that the great Ironmaster Abraham Darby (the first) perfected the secret of smelting iron with cheap and plentiful coke, rather than expensive charcoal. There are also the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums that are well worth a visit.

Ludlow

Ludlow

Gastronomic Capital of Shropshire. Ludlow is also an official 'slow' town with a quality of life quite apart from the hustle and bustle of the modern day.

Market Drayton

Market Drayton

A market - so good that the town was named after it. The town is also known as the home of gingerbread which has been baked to a secret recipe in the town for over 200 years. Some say rum is included; but just in case it isn't the locals tend to dip it in port before they eat it.

Much Wenlock

Much Wenlock

Is home of the Modern Olympic Games, honestly! They were the brainchild of William Penny Brookes, his lofty aim was to provide the locals with an alternative to one of their favourite pastimes: drinking. Fortunately Shropshire's many delightful pubs seem to have survived his attentions. In fact, many of our innkeepers have branched out into serving fine food too. We don't know what happened to the Olympics.

Oswestry

Oswestry

Oswestry is named after King Oswald of Northumbria, who died in AD641. Reverend Spooner was educated here and Dick Whittington also reputedly came from the nearby village of Whittington.

Telford

Telford

Telford named after Thomas Telford the renowned civil engineer, Telford's gleaming buildings and hi tech businesses mark it out as a town for the future. One of the UK's fastest growing and most successful new towns - it contrasts with its historic neighbour Ironbridge, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

Wem

Wem

Lies at the heart of North Shropshire, a perfect base for exploring in all directions. It is, as our friends across the water might describe as "quaint", filled with pretty Georgian buildings and delightful 'proper' small shops. The annual sweet pea show is a riot of colour and scent to delight the eye and tickle the nostril.

Whitchurch

Whitchurch

The oldest continually inhabited town in Shropshire. Whitchurch is also home to the firm J. B. Joyce (est. 1690), the oldest tower clock makers in the world.