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Shropshire Hills AONB and Surrounding Towns

Designated in 1958, the Shropshire Hills AONB is a picturesque landscape of rolling farmland, woods, river valleys and hills. It’s unique landscape contains a treasure trove of wildlife, geology and heritage. Stretching from the Wrekin in the North East, down to Knighton in the South West, it covers 802 square kilometres of some of the most varied and unique landscape in the country.

Here are our recommendations for things to do and places to go in the Shropshire Hills:

Things to see and do in the Shropshire Hills

Hopton Castle Hopton Castle - Hopton Castle is a ruined castle keep situated outside the village of Hopton Heath. There was a settlement there before the Norman Conquest but the building that exists today was most likely built in the 13th century but in a style to suggest an earlier date. During the civil war it was owned by the …
Bury Ditches Shropshire Bury Ditches - Bury Ditches, located a few miles outside Bishops Castle and Clun is an impressive iron age hill fort on a beautiful site managed by the Forestry Commission. The ditches themselves are comprised of four massive earthwork ramparts and you can walk around the perimeter and really get a feel for what it would have been like …
Wenlock Priory Wenlock Priory - Wenlock Priory is a fantastically atmospheric ruined Anglo Saxon monastery outside Much Wenlock. It was founded in 680 by King Merewalh of Mercia. It was a ‘dual house’ in that it was a community of both monks and nuns. The Priory’s second abbess was Miburga, daughter of Anglo Saxon royalty who was later made a …
Flounders Folly Shropshire 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 …
Acton Scott Farm Shropshire Acton Scott Victorian Farm Shropshire - Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is a fascinating Shropshire attraction that was the setting of BBC2’s ‘Victorian Farm’. A trip Acton Scott is a fantastic family day out. There are daily demonstrations of period skills and the kids will love the animals including horses, cows, pigs and goats. Open from the 8th of April till …
Stokesay Castle Shropshire 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 …
Mammoth Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre 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 …
Wilderhope Manor Wilderhope Manor - Wilderhope Manor is a grade 1 listed Elizabethan gabled manor house nestled in the beautiful countryside around Apedale just on the other side of Wenlock Edge from Sutton Court Farm. It was owned by the Smallman family who built it from the surrounding limestone in1585. Major Thomas Smallman owned it during the Civil War – …

Towns and villages in and around the Shropshire Hills

Much Wenlock Much Wenlock - Much Wenlock is a delightful little market town situated between Bridgnorth and Shrewsbury about 25 minutes drive from Sutton Court Farm Holiday Cottages. It’s main attraction is Wenlock Priory but the town itself is well worth a visit and one of the finest medieval towns in shropshire with an array of beautiful half timbered buildings …
Bishops Castle Shropshire Bishops Castle Shropshire - Bishops Castle, Shropshire is a delightful and quirky town to the west of the Shropshire Hills. It has something of and alternative feel, with shops such as the Poetry Pharmacy and It’s individually painted townhouses giving it a left field vibe. It makes a great day out – as well as an array of great …
Craven Arms Shropshire Craven Arms Shropshire - 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 …

For more information see the official website of the Shropshire Hills AONB