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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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  • Ashford Bowdler, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Ashford Bowdler, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    The Roost

    Ashford Bowdler, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC753
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Head off on a romantic adventure for two, where you can leave your worries at the door and delve in to a haven of peace and tranquility.
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  • Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow,
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    White Cottage

    Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow,

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    Ref: E4785
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This comfortable cottage is just 8 miles from Ludlow and under an hours drive from Shrewsbury.
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    White Lodge
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  • 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.
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    Eleys of Ironbridge - Baker’s Cottage
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    Eleys of Ironbridge - The Coracle
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  • Bridgnorth, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Bridgnorth, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Damson Lodge

    Bridgnorth, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: W41298
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Rural Location
    Designed with couples in mind, with large south facing sun lounge, Wroxeter vineyards, Ludlow Castle and race course, and Ironbridge all easily accessible.
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  • Maesbrook, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Maesbrook, near Oswestry, Shropshire×
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    Swallows Nest

    Swallows Nest

    Maesbrook, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC2568
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This is an ideal cosy retreat for a couple wishing to discover mid Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire with many attractions within easy reach.
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  • Whittingham, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Whittingham, near Oswestry, Shropshire×

    Gable Croft Wing

    Whittingham, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC376
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    In an idyllic location for a romantic getaway, in the delightful village of Whittington, with many attractions close by to keep you entertained for days.
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  • Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Netley Hall - Peach Tree

    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC455
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities
    Enjoy a romantic break at Peach Tree, surrounded by lush countryside, set in the beautiful, Shropshire countryside.
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    Netley Hall - Camelia
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    Netley Hall - Angelica
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    Netley Hall - Rose
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    Netley Hall - Jasmine
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    Netley Hall - Rosemary
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    Netley Hall - Poppy
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    Netley Hall - Honeysuckle
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  • Seifton, Craven Arms, Shropshire
    Seifton, Craven Arms, Shropshire×

    Middle Barn Cottage

    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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  • Ludlow, Shropshire
    Ludlow, Shropshire×
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    Ref: 28538
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    Don’t miss the famous Ludlow Food Festival in September, easily accessible from this holiday cottage situated in the heart of Ludlow.
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    Streatley Lodge
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  • Wall Bank, Hope Bowdler, near Church Stretton, Shropshire
    Wall Bank, Hope Bowdler, near Church Stretton, Shropshire×
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    Woodgate Cottages - The Old Stables

    Woodgate Cottages - The Old Stables

    Wall Bank, Hope Bowdler, near Church Stretton, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC2049
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A cosy cottage for a couple, complete with a wood burner, making it ideal for all year use, with walking direct from your door.
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    Woodgate Cottages - The Old Barn
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  • Ironbridge, Shropshire
    Ironbridge, Shropshire×

    Eleys of Ironbridge - The Coracle

    Ironbridge, Shropshire

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    Ref: 27520
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Perfect for a couple, this single-storey property is well placed to explore the many attractions of rural Shropshire.
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    Eleys of Ironbridge - Garden Apartment
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    Eleys of Ironbridge - Baker’s Cottage
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  • Walcot, Shropshire
    Walcot, Shropshire×

    Lees Farm Apartment

    Walcot, Shropshire

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    Ref: 26068
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Right on the edge of the National Cycle Route and with walks along the River Tern from the door,Telford, Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale easily reached.
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