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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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  • Whatmore, near Tenbury Wells, Shropshire
    Whatmore, near Tenbury Wells, Shropshire×

    The Oast House

    Whatmore, near Tenbury Wells, Shropshire

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    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Deep in wooded country, between Ludlow and Tenbury Wells, walks from the door and a trout stream nearby, Ironbridge Gorge a short drive.
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  • Upton Cressett, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Upton Cressett, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire×

    Upton Cressett Hall Cottages - The Gatehouse

    Upton Cressett, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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    Ref: UKC770
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    This 16th century gatehouse is full of history and has seen many famous residents including the former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
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    Upton Cressett Hall Cottages - The Coach House
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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’ stone cottage on the edge of 560-acre common with walks straight from the door in an AONB with outstanding views.
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  • Sodylt Hall, Sodylt, Ellesmere, Shropshire
    Sodylt Hall, Sodylt, Ellesmere, Shropshire×

    Sodylt Hall Cottages - Stable Cottage

    Sodylt Hall, Sodylt, Ellesmere, Shropshire

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Open Fire
    On unspoilt Border country, with Ellesmere close by, and Llangollen with the International Eisteddfod a short drive.
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    Sodylt Hall Cottages - The Lodge
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  • Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Garden Cottage

    Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 31146
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Well positioned within walking distance of Quarry Park and Shrewsbury town centre, this lovely, semi-detached holiday property has well-designed spaces inside and outside.
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  • Maesbury Marsh, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Maesbury Marsh, near Oswestry, Shropshire×

    The Stables

    Maesbury Marsh, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30776
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    A Grade II listed barn conversion, situated in Maesbury Marsh, provides the ideal location for exploring the borderlands of England and Wales.
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  • Acton Scott, near Church Stretton, Shropshire
    Acton Scott, near Church Stretton, Shropshire×

    The Acton Scott Estate - Henley Cottage

    Acton Scott, near Church Stretton, Shropshire

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    For a truly unique experience this farm labourer’s cottage has original features, cast-iron range for cooking, and oil lamps and candles for lighting.
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    The Acton Scott Estate - Henley Farmhouse
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  • Oswestry, Shropshire
    Oswestry, Shropshire×
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    Ref: 30847
    Key Features:
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    Retaining oak beams and stone features, this converted barn is ideally located from which to explore this beautiful area.
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    Parc Uchaf Cottages - Stable Cottage
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  • Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Felin Rhosyn

    Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: W41604
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Two miles along the tow path brings you to either the town centre, or Haughmond Hill and Abbey, Attingham Hall is a short drive.
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  • Dudleston, near Ellesmere, Shropshire
    Dudleston, near Ellesmere, Shropshire×

    Castle Farm Cottages - Woodpecker

    Dudleston, near Ellesmere, Shropshire

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    Ref: 29364
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Explore the surrounding border country of Cheshire and North Wales, Ellesmere Lakes, Old Hill Fort Oswestry, Park Hall and Hawkstone Park all close by.
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    Castle Farm Cottages - Nuthatch
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  • Ludlow, Shropshire
    Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Clee View Cottage

    Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: 29393
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A great location for families who enjoy walking, cycling and exploring with many attractions nearby.
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  • Much Wenlock, Shropshire
    Much Wenlock, Shropshire×

    Havelock Cottage

    Much Wenlock, Shropshire

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    Ref: RY6
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Limestone cottage on the outskirts of Much Wenlock, with walks from the door along Wenlock Edge.
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