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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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  • Coalport, near Ironbridge, Shropshire
    Coalport, near Ironbridge, Shropshire×

    The Old Toll House

    Coalport, near Ironbridge, Shropshire

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    Ref: 30125
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove


    The Old Toll House is a traditional, detached country holiday cottage in the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge and...

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  • Knockin, near Oswestry, Shropshire
    Knockin, near Oswestry, Shropshire×

    The Old Forge

    Knockin, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: 25686
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This beautiful detached holiday barn has been restored from a former cow shed and pig sty. Situated in the garden of...

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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
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    - 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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  • 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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    Rose Cottage

    Selattyn, near Oswestry,

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    Ref: E4791
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

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

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  • Middleton Scriven, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Middleton Scriven, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire×

    Old Castle Farm - Castle Clover

    Middleton Scriven, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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    Ref: 26069
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Baby and Toddler Friendly

    These two well appointed, semi-detached bungalows (refs 26069 and 26070), lie in the hamlet of Middleton Scriven on...

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  • Craven Arms,
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    The Livery

    Craven Arms,

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    Ref: 28958
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    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    In a quiet street close to the centre of Craven Arms, this single-storey holiday cottage is ideally situated for...

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  • Chapel Lawn, near Bucknell, Shropshire
    Chapel Lawn, near Bucknell, Shropshire×

    Masher’s Barn

    Chapel Lawn, near Bucknell, Shropshire

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    Ref: 25772
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Conveniently appointed in the small rural hamlet of Chapel Lawn, between Clun and Bucknell, this fine example of...

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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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  • Culmington, near Ludlow, Shropshire
    Culmington, near Ludlow, Shropshire×

    Apple Cottage

    Culmington, near Ludlow, Shropshire

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    Ref: W43460
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Nestling in the small village of Culmington in the picturesque Corve Dale Valley, this single-storey, beamed...

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

    Oak Cottage

    Trefonen, near Oswestry, Shropshire

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    Ref: 28764
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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This 18th-century, stone-built, mid-terrace barn conversion is set within a courtyard in a rural location overlooking...

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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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