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Shrewsbury is only a few minutes walkaway.

With over 600 listed buildings, and some of the finest examples of Tudor and Jacobean wood timbered buildings in England, Shrewsbury’s street names bear witness to its medieval history.

As you stroll amid high fashion boutiques through quaint cobbled lanes, side streets and passages - or ‘shuts’ as they are known – you’ll gain a revealing insight into the activities that once took place long ago. Grope Lane, Butcher Row, Bear Steps and Traitors Gate – each tell a story of nightime pleasures, daylight trading, treason and treachery.

Today, 38 medieval buildings and 21 medieval passages still exist in the town where King Charles I marshalled his armies against Cromwell.

Hencote is just one mile from this engaging and endlessly fascinating place that has been voted Britain’s Politest Town.

Venture further afield and take in the glorious panoramic vista on Shropshire’s famous Long Mynd or walk AE Houseman’s blue remembered hills.

The World Heritage Site at Ironbridge, birthplace of the industrial revolution, nestles in a leafy gorge just 20 minutes away. With 10 award-winning museums spread along this fascinating valley and unruly River Severn, it certainly provides a fantastic day out.

Further south is the gastronomic market town of Ludlow, known for holding a Michelin starred reputation in the count. And only thirty minutes west by car is the gateway to Wales where the breath-taking scenery of Snowdonia National Park feasts the eyes and feeds the soul.

Recommended activities 

There are so many wonderful places to visit and things to do through Shropshire. Here are our personal favourites:


Battlefield Falconry centre

Battlefield Falconry Centre | Battlefield 1403 | Shrewsbury | SY4 3DB 

With over 30 different birds of prey including some fabulous owl, falcons and hawks. The centre provides many activities including 'Hawks on Walks', bird handling sessions and photography sessions. 

Shropshire Raft tours 

01952 427150 OR  07580966686

Fancy a scenic tour of Shropshire and the River Severn from a different angle? Raft tours for groups, perfect for a family day out on the water. Canoes and Kayaks also available to hire for those who like to glide along the water independently.

The Sun Valley Canoeing co


With 3 routes up to 14 miles long and with a return journey on the Severn Valley steam railway, this truly is an action packed day out with the family or group. Great to explore the wonders that the River Severn has to offer.