Top 84 attractions to explore in Shropshire
Shropshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. It is bordered by Wales to the west and the English counties of Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, Worcestershire to the southeast, and Herefordshire to the south.
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is a wonderful visitor attraction with daily activities, traditional craft and trade courses and special events. It offers a fascinating insight into rural life at the turn of the 19th century, as farm life unfolds daily and the land around is worked by heavy horses. There are daily demonstrations of period skills and visits from the Wheelwright, Farrier and Blacksmith, providing a picture of life as it might have been on a Victorian country estate.
Battlefield Falconry Centre has a wonderful collection of over 30 birds, and a good variety of species of owl, hawk, and falcon. There is a Hawk Walk, a Bird of Prey Experience, and a Bird Handling session to choose from, all of which give older kids a chance to get close to, and even fly some beautiful birds. Full training and equipment are provided, plus some interesting information about the birds from the experienced falconer.
Blists Hill Victorian Town is one of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums set within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.The museum attempts to recreate the sights, sounds and smells of a Victorian Shropshire town in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is like stepping back in time, with the historic streets lined with shops, cottages and places of work. This town also hosts events, such themed festivals, outdoor theatre and sporting trials.
Boscobel House and its Royal Oak tree became famous as hiding places of King Charles II after defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. It has been, at various times, a farmhouse, a hunting lodge, and a holiday home; but it is most famous for its role in the escape of Charles II after the Battle of Worcester in 1651. Today it is managed by English Heritage.
Bridgnorth Castle was founded in 1101 by Robert de Belleme, the son of the French Earl, Roger de Montgomery, who succeeded his father to become the Earl of Shrewsbury. Parts of the great tower still remain, but because of the damage caused during the Civil War, it now leans at an angle of 15 degrees, four times the lean of the leaning tower of Pisa.
The Bridgnorth Cliff Railway, also known as the Bridgnorth Funicular Railway or Castle Hill Railway, is a funicular railway in the town of Bridgnorth in the English county of Shropshire. The line links the Low Town of Bridgnorth, adjacent to the River Severn, with the High Town, adjacent to the ruins of Bridgnorth Castle. It is one of the steepest railways in the country, and at least one source claims it is both the steepest and shortest.
Broseley was the centre of the clay tobacco pipe-making world – now this former factory is a time-capsule museum of the curious industry. The museum preserves the details of the industry of clay tobacco pipe making and has a display of clay tobacco pipes including the Churchwarden and Dutch Long Straw pipes.
Brown Clee Hill at 540m is the county top of Shropshire. its summit is marred by a microwave relay station, However, it commands some outstanding views across to its sister and also across to the Long Mynd. Several air traffic control radar masts on the summit of the hill can be seen for many miles around. They, along with the ones on top of Titterstone Clee Hill build up a picture of all the aircraft in a hundred-mile radius.
The extensive remains of the 12th-century Cistercian abbey of Buildwas stand in a water meadow beside the River Severn. It was founded in 1135 as a Savignac monastery by Roger de Clinton, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. Substantial remains of the abbey church and monk's quarters remain and are in the care of English Heritage.
Bury Ditches is home to one of the best-preserved hill forts in the country! Located near the town of Clun in the Shropshire Hills Area of Natural Beauty, Bury Ditches isn't short of stunning views, ancient history and blood-pumping walks. Dating from around 500 BC the site is managed by the Forestry Commission.
Caer Caradoc is a hill in the English county of Shropshire. It overlooks the town of Church Stretton and the village of All Stretton and offers panoramic views to the north towards the Wrekin, east to Wenlock Edge, and west over the nearby Long Mynd. On a clear day it is possible to see the hills of north-east Wales to the north, the high-rise buildings of Birmingham to the east, Worcester Beacon in the Malvern Hills to the south-east, and Hay Bluff in the Black Mountains and the peaks of the Br
The Cambrian Heritage Railways operate a 1200 metre section of line from a replica, period station at Llynclys South, to Pen-y-Garreg Lane, Pant. All passenger trains are heritage diesel multiple units. It also operates the Cambrian Railways Museum in the Oswestry railway station's former goods depot. Displays include photographs, signs, lamps, signal box fittings and artefacts related to the history of the Cambrian Railways.
Carding Mill Valley is a great place to begin your exploration of the beautiful Shropshire Hills. One of the p0luylar location with walkers and mountain bikers. The Long Mynd is a heath and moorland plateau that forms part of the Shropshire Hills in Shropshire, England. Unique locations and is famous among the adventure lovers.
The church of St Mary's is one of the tallest in England and for over 500 years it has dominated the skyline of Shrewsbury's old town. The church is now the only complete medieval church in Shrewsbury. It dates from Saxon times and has beautiful additions from the twelfth-century onwards. It was now one of the iconic attraction in this area as well as a pilgrimage site.
The Clee Hills are a distinct area of uplands separated from those further west. There are some significant areas of common land including Clee Liberty, Clee Hill and Catherton Commons. The hills are surrounded by a high plateau of sandstone with red soils and mostly enclosed pastoral land. The hills stretch over 15 miles and run north - south, and for about this distance the lowest point along the hills is just under 984 feet. Titterstone Clee Hill is around five miles south of Brown Clee Hil
Clun Castle is a Welsh Border fortress in a dramatic location overlooking the River Clun. The impressive castle enclosure consists of a motte and no less than three baileys, or earthwork enclosures, with a narrow causeway leading from one bailey to the next. It was used as a hunting lodge in the 14th century, but was increasingly neglected, and by 1539 the castle was reported as ruinous. Today the castle is classed as a Grade I listed building and as a Scheduled Monument.
The Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron in Shropshire is one of the ten museums that make up the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. As the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Coalbrookdale changed the world forever. The museum shows you how with trails galleries and interactive displays. This is also the location of the Darby furnace where ground breaking technology was used to smelt iron with coke resulting in the construction of the worlds first Iron Bridge.
he Coalport China MThe Coalport China Museum is one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums administered by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. It was home to the famous firm until 1926 and is filled with the finest examples of their work. The factory's unusual buildings contain colourful displays depicting a history of china-making, as well as demonstration workshops where, during school holidays, you'll be able to have a go yourself.useum is one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums administered by t
Daniels Mill and it’s impressive waterwheel have been carefully restored to it’s former glory. The watermill is virtually unaltered since the 18th Century and was in the ownership of the same family for over 250 years. It is now a Charitable Trust whose purpose is to operate and maintain the Mill for future generations.
Map of attractions in Shropshire