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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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  • Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow,
    Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow, ×

    White Lodge

    Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow,

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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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  • Bridgnorth, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Bridgnorth, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Damson Lodge

    Bridgnorth, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: W41298
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    - Car parking on site - Rural Location

    Rural location

    This holiday property has been designed with couples in mind and allows them all extra living...

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  • Minsterley, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Minsterley, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Honeysuckle Cottage

    Minsterley, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 23774
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Built in the 1850s, this semi-detached holiday cottage has been upgraded and is located on the outskirts of...

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  • Trefonen, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Trefonen, near Oswestry, Shropshire×

    Hilltop

    Trefonen, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: 24252
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Located on the edge of Trefonen in an elevated position to take in the border countryside this holiday cottage provides...

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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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  • Oswestry, Shropshire
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    The Pigsty Cottage

    Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: E2783
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Stunning views over open countryside towards the Welsh border are enjoyed by visitors to this delightful and...

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  • Wheathill, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Wheathill, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire×

    The Malthouse

    Wheathill, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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    Ref: 24830
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This old, terraced Malthouse has been converted to provide spacious holiday accommodation. It has an open-plan...

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

    The Bothy

    Clun, near Craven Arms, Shropshire

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    Ref: E2934
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this historic 18th-century, Grade II listed cottage stands in the centre of...

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  • Bicton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Bicton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire×

    Lavender Cottage

    Bicton, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Ref: 26497
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location

    Originally a farm building built around 1890, this detached holiday cottage now lovingly converted to provide a very...

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  • Ironbridge, Shropshire
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    Ref: 27518
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • 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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  • Nantmawr, near Oswestry, Shropshire
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    Bramble Barn

    Nantmawr, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: W43501
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location


    A well-presented, detached barn conversion, adjacent to the owner’s home, with lovely views and a...

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