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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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  • Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire
    Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire×

    Riverside Apartments - Cottage Studio

    Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire

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

    Situated on the banks of the River Severn, close to the beautiful historic Ironbridge, these three properties (Ref...

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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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  • Hopton Cangeford, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Hopton Cangeford, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    The Old Church

    Hopton Cangeford, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: 28611
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location


    For a truly unique and memorable self catering holiday experience, The Old Church is a property that is hard...

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  • Walcot, Shropshire
    Walcot, Shropshire×

    Lees Farm Apartment

    Walcot, Shropshire

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    Ref: 26068
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This cosy and well appointed holiday apartment has been thoughtfully furnished and provides an excellent holiday base...

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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
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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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  • Church Stretton, Shropshire
    Church Stretton, Shropshire×

    Hayloft

    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

    A well positioned first floor detached holiday apartment situated within the grounds of the owner’s home, in an...

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

    Morrells Wood Farm - The Byre

    Leighton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30771
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - 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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  • Pennerley, Minsterley, Shropshire
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    Meadow Barn

    Pennerley, Minsterley, Shropshire

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    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Meadow Barn is set in a beautiful rural location and has all the ingredients needed for a relaxing break for two....

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  • Ironbridge, Shropshire
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    Ref: 27518
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Ideal touring base

    Situated in the historic town of Ironbridge, in the heart of rural Shropshire, these two...

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  • Ludlow, Shropshire
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    Ref: 28539
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    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - 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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  • Whitchurch, Shropshire
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    Shire’s Loft

    Whitchurch, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC171
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Surrounded by open fields yet just 1 mile from Whitchurch, Shire’s Loft is the perfect base for couples seeking...

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  • Hyssington, Shropshire
    Hyssington, Shropshire×

    Pultheley Farm

    Hyssington, Shropshire

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    Ref: RBBA
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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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