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Shropshire is a large rural county nestled in the West Midlands. With a sparse population spread throughout a handful of bustling market towns and quintessentially old-world English villages, Shropshire is a peaceful county that offers a tranquil countryside getaway. The rolling green landscape is home to areas of outstanding natural beauty, where the slivery River Severn cuts through wild valleys and magical dells. The Shropshire countryside is also speckled with dozens of historical ruins, adding a cultural touch to a relaxing holiday.

Things to see

Begin your Shropshire morning by taking a trip to the Ironbridge Gorge, a deep, cavernous cut in the landscape carved by the River Severn. This majestic natural formation is capped with a tremendous, pitch-dark iron bridge - crafted in 1779 - that arches over the shimmering river. After, a pleasant drive through the oak-studded county will find you at Ludlow Castle, which triumphantly emerges from the woods and spears the sky with its tall golden towers and turrets. Wander through the remarkably well preserved castle halls, and learn about its tumultuous war-ridden history. As the afternoon rolls on, head to the county town of Shrewsbury, and immerse yourself in its cobbled streets, medieval market square, and pink and white-washed Georgian buildings. For the historically curious, Shrewsbury’s red-walled castle lies on the town’s outskirts. But for those seeking an indulgent shopping trip, explore the designer stores along Pride Hill.

Hotels in Shropshire

Shropshire offers a spectrum of accommodation, suited to all tastes and budgets. Affordable hotels in Shropshire provide 3-star service, in either sleek modern buildings boasting glitzy interiors, or Georgian houses, which offer traditional, refined rooms. For a tranquil holiday set against the grassy Shropshire landscape, complete with stellar service, large rooms, and a truly calming vibe, stay in one of the 4-star farmhouses or B&Bs that are dotted throughout the county’s countryside. For a real taste of resplendent luxury, stay in one of the few 5-star lodges - set in enormous mansion houses - where meticulous perfection is top priority.

Where to stay

For an utterly romantic stay in a verdant, green-washed haven infused with a old-world charm, stay in the tiny Tudor village of Much Wenlock, where magical Abbey Ruins and flower-flecked streets make for a picturesque setting. If you’re seeking a slightly more urban holiday, with easy access to the countryside and a quiet, family-friendly nightlife of traditional taverns and independently run restaurants, stay in Shrewsbury. Nature lovers looking for an affordable stay with immediate access to the vast Shropshire Hills woodland, and its many hiking and biking trails, should stay in the small town of Derrington.

How to get to Shropshire

Shropshire is well served by rail and road. The county has a well-connected stretch of A-roads which take you throughout the towns, hamlets and villages. Driving north, take the M5 motorway, changing to the M6 and then west along the M54, which will take you just outside Telford. Similarly, if driving south, take the M6 and then the M54. Shrewsbury and the larger Shropshire towns offer round-the-clock direct or connecting rail services throughout the country, including Birmingham, Manchester and London. While Shropshire’s local buses dart throughout the county, your own car is an even easier way to explore.