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Shropshire

Although Shropshire could be considered a quiet corner of England, this rural county near the Welsh border has plenty of visitor attractions, a rich cultural and historical heritage, beautiful gardens and fascinating museums.

Shropshire has many picturesque historical towns and villages, for example Ludlow, which John Betjeman once described as “the loveliest town in England”. This bustling market town has a huge number of listed buildings, mostly from the Georgian period, fine restaurants, traditional inns and speciality shops.

Shrewsbury, the counties principal town is of Saxon heritage which was further developed by the Tudors. Located close to the River Severn the town is renowned for its castle, rising spires, abbey and green open parkland. It’s also the perfect place to see some wonderful medieval buildings.

The county is the epitome of the most perfect rural countryside you can find, a place that has been formed over millions of years into a tranquil landscape of rolling hills and river gorges. Speaking of which the Iron Bridge Gorge Museums are a series of museums located in the Iron Bridge Gorge near the town of Telford. It’s here that the beginning of the industrial revolution first took hold. Spanning the River Severn the outdoor and indoor museums offer a fascinating glimpse into the past.

The regions strategic location tells the tale of a turbulent past, evidenced by the hill forts, earthworks and castles which can be found throughout the Welsh borders. These include Ludlow Castle which was built in the 11th century and the Iron Age Hill Fort at Oswestry which covers some forty acres. Moreton Corbet Castle built in the 13th century was later extended in the 16th century. As well as these fascinating structures to Shropshire’s past, the county has some lovely English Heritage properties like Stokesay Castle.

Other great days out ideas include a visit to the RAF Museum at Cosford, where you can see over 70 historical aircraft housed in 3 wartime hangers including world’s oldest Spitfire and Lincoln Bomber. For more nostalgia visit the Severn Valley Railway, which run steam trains along the line from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster.

So if you hanker after a relaxing self-catering break in a most beautiful, untouched part of England, take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Shropshire today.
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  • Church Stretton, Shropshire
    Church Stretton, Shropshire×

    Hayloft

    Church Stretton, Shropshire

    Church Stretton, Shropshire

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    Ref: 26253
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    For couples loving the outdoors, this is the ideal location, in an AONB, short drive to the Marches, Craven Arms and Ludlow are nearby.
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    9.3 8 reviews

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  • Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Morrells Wood Farm - Shepherds Rest

    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30774
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Woodburning Stove
    With plenty of attractions nearby, this unique shepherd hut offers a relaxing and quirky holiday base.
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    Morrells Wood Farm - The Barn
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  • Seifton, Craven Arms, Shropshire
    Seifton, Craven Arms, Shropshire×

    Middle Barn Cottage

    Seifton, Craven Arms, Shropshire

    Seifton, Craven Arms, Shropshire

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    Ref: E2835
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This 19th-century barn conversion offers ground floor accommodation, wood burner and panoramic views over the countryside.
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    8 4 reviews

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  • Wem, Shropshire
    Wem, Shropshire×

    Grange Farmhouse Cottage

    Wem, Shropshire

    Wem, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC1508
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This rural cottage is perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway, and has its own private wood-fuelled hot tub.
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    8.4 10 reviews

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  • Bitterley, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Bitterley, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Angel Barn

    Bitterley, near Ludlow, Shropshire

    Bitterley, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: 29172
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    On the slopes of Clee Hill, with fabulous views and peaceful surroundings, excellent footpaths and cycle ways, Tenbury Wells and Leominster easily reached.
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    8.9 10 reviews

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  • Oldfield, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Oldfield, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire×

    The Little House

    Oldfield, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

    Oldfield, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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    Ref: W43994
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    A charming and cosy, single storey cottage in the quiet hamlet of Oldfield, ideal for excellent walks, right from the door.
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    6.7 9 reviews

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  • Hyssington, Shropshire
    Hyssington, Shropshire×

    Pultheley Farm

    Hyssington, Shropshire

    Hyssington, Shropshire

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    Ref: RBBA
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Great for walkers with Long Mynd and glider centre is close by, as are Bishops Castle, Craven Arms and Ludlow.
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    8.9 14 reviews

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  • Ironbridge, Shropshire
    Ironbridge, Shropshire×

    Eleys of Ironbridge - Garden Apartment

    Ironbridge, Shropshire

    Ironbridge, Shropshire

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    Ref: 27518
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    In the heart of rural Shropshire, Ironbridge has craft shops and museums, Madeley just 1 mile, home to the grand Madeley Court.
    Prices from
    9.2 14 reviews

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    Eleys of Ironbridge - Baker’s Cottage
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    Eleys of Ironbridge - The Coracle
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  • Highley, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Highley, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire×

    The Holiday Cottage

    Highley, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

    Highley, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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    Ref: W8946
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Local walks, cycle trails and horse riding close by, with Clee and Caradoc Hills within easy reach, Wroxeter Roman city and Ironbridge Gorge within easy reach.
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    8.9 14 reviews

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  • Bicton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Bicton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Lavender Cottage

    Bicton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    Bicton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 26497
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location
    Built around 1890, this detached cottage is ideal for couples wishing to enjoy glorious countryside near the Welsh Borders, Shrewsbury is nearby.
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    9.8 12 reviews

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  • Kenley, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Kenley, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Lloyd Barns - Old Hall Barn

    Kenley, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    Kenley, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: RGG5
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Rural Location
    Dating back hundreds of years, this Grade II listed barn, is close to Much Wenlock, and Shrewsbury and Ludlow are easily reached.
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    9.6 11 reviews

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    Lloyds Barns - Ridge Barn
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  • Tyrley, near Market Drayton, Shropshire
    Tyrley, near Market Drayton, Shropshire×

    The Nook

    Tyrley, near Market Drayton, Shropshire

    Tyrley, near Market Drayton, Shropshire

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    Ref: 29688
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location
    This beautiful holiday studio offers cosy accommodation for two guests. Set in stunning countryside, it is ideal for keen walkers.
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    8.7 25 reviews

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