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The Buttercross, Ludlow

Shropshire And Beyond


Shropshires county town is famous for its black and white timber framed houses, but is also a surprisingly vibrant place with plenty going on throughout the year. The birthplace of Charles Darwin, who attended the famous Shrewsbury School. There is also and Abbey, Castle and the excellent Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. The town is surrounded by a loop of the Severn, so which ever way you wander through it’s charming cobbled streets you often end up back at the banks of the UK’s longest river.


Tenbury Wells

Nestling idyllically in the Teme valley, this spa town just over the border in Worcestershire was described by Queen Victoria as ”my little town in the orchard”. Famous for it’s ‘Applefest’ held once a year in October.


Further down the River Severn this historic town bills itself as the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Named after the famous iron bridge built in 1779, there are several museums exploring the industrial heritage of the area as well as Blist Hill Victorian Town, a recreation of daily life in the 19th century.