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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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  • Montford Bridge, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Montford Bridge, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Allens Cottage

    Montford Bridge, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: W43422
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location


    This well-positioned, detached holiday cottage is located in the Montford Bridge area of Shrewsbury. Adjacent to...

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  • Orleton, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Orleton, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Ford House Cottage

    Orleton, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: 2757
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Situated in the pretty village of Orleton, with its 16th-century pub, this semi-detached, 17th century holiday cottage...

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  • Norbury, near Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire
    Norbury, near Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire×

    Walkmill Holiday Cottages - Walkmill Lodge

    Norbury, near Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire

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    Ref: RVV7
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Winners of 2010/2011 tourist board Gold Awards, these two delightful, detached holiday cottages are tucked away in...

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

    Eleys of Ironbridge Holidays - Severnside Apartment

    Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire

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    Ref: 27516
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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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  • Selattyn, near Oswestry,
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    Honeysuckle Cottage

    Selattyn, near Oswestry,

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    Ref: E4792
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Amidst the beautiful rolling countryside of the borderlands of England and Wales, these charming renovated...

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  • Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Netley Hall - Poppy

    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC454
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile

    These four thoughtfully designed cottages lie in a courtyard setting, on the Netley Hall Estate, in a designated area....

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  • Little Hereford, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Little Hereford, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Little Gable

    Little Hereford, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: E5490
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Enjoying a supremely peaceful location, this smartly furnished and tasteful, detached barn conversion offers a...

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  • Tetchill, near Ellesmere, Shropshire
    Tetchill, near Ellesmere, Shropshire×

    Canal View

    Tetchill, near Ellesmere, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC404
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This perfectly positioned, single-storey barn conversion is set on the banks of the Llangollen Canal and boasts its...

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  • Bromlow, near Minsterley, Shropshire
    Bromlow, near Minsterley, Shropshire×

    Callow Lodge

    Bromlow, near Minsterley, Shropshire

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    Ref: W44273
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    A stand alone lodge, adjacent to the owner’s home, overlooking the magnificent Shropshire and Powys...

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  • Clun, near Craven Arms, Shropshire
    Clun, near Craven Arms, Shropshire×

    Bicton Cottage

    Clun, near Craven Arms, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30447
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    In the quiet hamlet of Bicton, nearby to Clun this lovely detached, rural holiday cottage offers homely...

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  • Norbury, near Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire
    Norbury, near Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire×

    Walkmill Holiday Cottages - Walkmill House

    Norbury, near Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire

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    Ref: RVV6
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Winners of 2010/2011 tourist board Gold Awards, these two delightful, detached holiday cottages are tucked away in...

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  • Clee St Margaret, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Clee St Margaret, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Titchbourne Cottage

    Clee St Margaret, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: 9882
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    An ’away from it all’ commoner’s stone cottage on a 200-acre farm and on the edge of a 560-acre...

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