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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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    Church House Farm Holiday Cottages - The Granary

    Milson, near Ludlow, Shropshire

    10 1 reviews
    10 1 reviews
    Ref: UK12219
    Luxury Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Garden / Patio Rural Location Baby and Toddler Friendly
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    The Summer House at Woodgate Cottage

    Brown Heath, near Wem, Shropshire

    9.9 13 reviews
    9.9 13 reviews
    Ref: UK10669
    Wifi Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Detached Garden / Patio Rural Location Woodburning Stove
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    The Old Church

    Hopton Cangeford, near Ludlow, Shropshire

    8 1 reviews
    8 1 reviews
    Ref: 28611
    Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Garden / Patio Rural Location
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    Cow Shed

    Ludlow, Shropshire

    9.2 15 reviews
    9.2 15 reviews
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    Luxury Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Detached Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities Rural Location
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    The Old Forge

    Knockin, near Oswestry, Shropshire

    8.4 8 reviews
    8.4 8 reviews
    Ref: 25686
    Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Pub within 1 mile Detached Garden / Patio Woodburning Stove
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    The Larches

    Nr. Bishops Castle, Shropshire

    10 16 reviews
    10 16 reviews
    Ref: E4651
    Hot Tub Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Detached Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities Rural Location Woodburning Stove
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    Ludlow Castle Lodgings - Comus

    Ludlow, Shropshire

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    10 2 reviews
    Ref: UKC4034
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    Ludlow Castle Lodgings - Prince Arthur & Catherine
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    Castle Farm Cottages - Nuthatch

    Dudleston, near Ellesmere, Shropshire

    8.8 19 reviews
    8.8 19 reviews
    Ref: 29363
    Hot Tub Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities Rural Location
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    Castle Farm Cottages - Woodpecker
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    Masher’s Barn

    Chapel Lawn, near Bucknell, Shropshire

    9.7 23 reviews
    9.7 23 reviews
    Ref: 25772
    Luxury Wifi Car parking on site Detached Garden / Patio Rural Location Woodburning Stove
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    Crabapple Cottage

    Nantmawr, near Oswestry, Shropshire

    9.2 20 reviews
    9.2 20 reviews
    Ref: 28394
    Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Detached Rural Location Woodburning Stove
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    Netley Hall - Jasmine

    Dorrington, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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    Netley Hall - Camelia
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    Riverbank Cottage

    Ironbridge, Shropshire

    8.7 17 reviews
    8.7 17 reviews
    Ref: UKC166
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