Sat at the very heart of England, bordering Wales, Shropshire is the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and its attractions and heritage sites reflect the role it played in this important period of history.
In addition to its man-made places of interest, it also boasts a glorious, unspoilt countryside which is home to much nature and wildlife. The opportunities for walking are abundant: follow routes across the Shropshire Hills, amble alongside the tranquil Shropshire Union or Llangollen Canal, or learn about the Legend of King Arthur on the King Arthur trail.
To understand Shropshire’s role in the Industrial Revolution, a visit to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums are a must. The collection of museums includes Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalport China Museum, interactive attraction Enginuity, Jackfield Tile Museum, Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Museum of the Gorge and the Iron Bridge itself. All of the 10 fantastic attractions at the World Heritage Site can be visited with a passport ticket, which comes highly recommended.
As well as a great array of attractions, Shropshire also has a number of attractive market towns such as Ellesmere, Market Drayton, Ludlow and Oswestry to name a few. Take a few hours to wander through their historic streets, stopping for a slice of cake here or a delicious lunch there.
The county town of Shrewsbury is almost entirely encircled by the scenic River Severn. It is a charming town with a castle, spires and beautiful black and white half-timber buildings which make it feel like stepping back in time. Stroll through the narrow alleyways or enjoy the town from the river on a rowing boat, canoe or guided boat tour.
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