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UK Holiday Guide - Guide to Shropshire in England

Holiday Guide to Accommodation and Attractions in Shropshire

Shropshire is situated in the West Midlands bordering Wales to the west. Shropshire is one of England's most rural and sparsely populated counties The county town is Shrewsbury. Other notable towns are Oswestry, Bridgnorth and Ludlow. The Ironbridge Gorge area has become known as the birthplace of industry. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which covers Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale and a part of Madeley.

The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers about a quarter of the county, mainly in the south. The Wrekin is one of the most famous natural landmarks in the county, though the highest hills are the Clee Hills, Stiperstones and the Long Mynd. Wenlock Edge is another significant geographical and geological landmark, and the River Severn, Great Britain's longest river, runs through the county.

Some of the main attractions of Shropshire include

Attingham Park
Blists Hill Victorian Town
Bishops Castle
Boscobel House
Haughmond Abbey
Hawkstone Park
Long Mynd
Ludlow Castle
Shrewsbury Abbey
Shrewsbury Castle
Shropshire Hills
St Laurence's church Ludlow
Stokesay Castle
Telford Steam Railway
Severn Valley Country Park
Wollerton Old Hall Garden
The Wrekin

Other useful links in Shropshire

Virtual Shropshire
shropshire County Council
Shropshire Tourism
Shrewsbury Guide
Shrewsbury & Atcham Borough Council
Visit Shrewsbury
Ironbridge Museums
Telford & Ironbridge Gorge

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