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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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  • 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

    Situated right in the heart of the market town of Ludlow, the perfect holiday location to enjoy all amenities...

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  • Tyrley, near Market Drayton, Shropshire
    Tyrley, near Market Drayton, Shropshire×

    The Nook

    Tyrley, near Market Drayton, Shropshire

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    Ref: 29688
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location

    Amidst the beautiful Shropshire countryside, just a short stroll from Tyrley locks on the Shropshire Union Canal,...

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  • Corfton, near Craven Arms, Shropshire
    Corfton, near Craven Arms, Shropshire×

    Goosefoot Barns - Munslow Cottage

    Corfton, near Craven Arms, Shropshire

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    Ref: 31023
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    Nestling in a secluded valley in beautiful Corvedale, these delightful holiday properties (refs 31023, 31024, 31025...

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  • Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow,
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    White Lodge

    Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow,

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    Ref: E5112
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Ideally located for relaxing breaks exploring the delights of southern Shropshire, these comfortable holiday...

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  • Hyssington, Shropshire
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    Pultheley Farm

    Hyssington, Shropshire

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    - Luxury Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Pultheley Farm nestles in delightful countryside with views over the rolling hills of Shropshire. This beautiful...

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

    Morrells Wood Farm - The Dairy

    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30769
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities

    Dating back to the 1600’s, originally a dairy farm and now a beef, cattle, and sheep enterprise, the...

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

    Morrells Wood Farm - Rickyard Cottage

    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30770
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities

    Dating back to the 1600’s, originally a dairy farm and now a beef, cattle, and sheep enterprise, the...

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

    Morrells Wood Farm - Shepherds Retreat

    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30775
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Woodburning Stove

    Dating back to the 1600’s, originally a dairy farm and now a beef, cattle, and sheep enterprise, the...

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

    Angel Barn

    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

    This detached cottage is nestled away in the grounds of the owner’s home and situated in an area of...

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

    The Little House

    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 detached holiday cottage, on the site of the owner’s home, in the quiet village of Oldfield...

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  • Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow,
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    White Cottage

    Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow,

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    Ref: E4785
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Ideally located for relaxing breaks exploring the delights of southern Shropshire, these comfortable holiday...

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

    Morrells Wood Farm - Shepherds Hut

    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30773
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Woodburning Stove

    Dating back to the 1600’s, originally a dairy farm and now a beef, cattle, and sheep enterprise, the...

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