Craven Arms, Shropshire is situated on the A49 between Ludlow and Church Stretton. While perhaps not the prettiest town in Shropshire (it is up against some stiff opposition) it is worth a visit. As the only town inside the AONB, it is a fantastic place to embark on a walk to some of the many beautiful spots accessible from here, including Wart Hill, Norton Camp, Hopesay Common and the southern end of Wenlock Edge.
There are several interesting attractions in or near the town itself, including the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and Stokesay Castle.
Here is our pick of Craven Arms:
Flounders Folly - Built by Benjamin Flounders in 1841 on top of Callow Hill, this 80ft high tower has changed owners several times (at one stage the actor Julie Christie held the deeds) but is now in the safe hands of the Flounders Folly Trust, which restored it and reopened it to the public in 2004. Benjamin Flounders … Stokesay Castle Shropshire - Stokesay Castle, Shropshire, is a fortified manor house is set in a stunning location in the Only river valley between Craven Arms and Ludlow. It is one of the best preserved medieval castles in the country. The orinal castle was built by local landowners the De Lacys, but the castle as it stands was the … Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre - The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is possibly the best introduction to the Shropshire Hills AONB. It is a particularly good for kids and can be combined with a visit to Stokesay Castle. Learn about the unique landscape and history of the area in the ‘Shropshire Through Time’ exhibition. They have a replica of what is most …