The historic town of Shrewsbury is the county town for Shropshire. Set amidst glorious countryside near to the Welsh Borders, it is one of England’s finest medieval market towns with over 600 listed buildings including the Castle and the world famous Shrewsbury Abbey, home of the fictional Brother Cadfael.
Shrewsbury is the birthplace of Charles Darwin. A Darwin Festival is held each year and you will find various artefacts around Shrewsbury.
Shrewsbury is home to a large number of independent shops and excellent restaurants and cafes.
Shrewsbury Food Festival
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2019
Shrewsbury Flower Show
Friday 9th and Saturday 10th August 2019
Much Wenlock is a stunningly beautiful medieval town and played a major part in the 19th Century revival of the Olympic Games. It is the home town of Dr William Penny Brookes, the inspiration for the modern Olympic Movement and founder of the Wenlock Olympian Society.
Much Wenlock has been a market town for over 700 years and has a history that stretches back much further. Visit the dramatic ruins of Wenlock Priory (English Heritage), laid upon the site of St Milburga’s Abbey at around 680 AD.
Numerous museums marking the birth of the industrial revolution, Blists Hill, Enginuity and Victorian Village. You can easily spend a whole day here.
Ludlow is a thriving medieval town and an architectural gem with a lively community feel. The historic town centre is situated on a cliff above the River Teme and is surrounded by beautiful countryside of South Shropshire and the Welsh Marches.
Ludlow Food & Drink Festival 8th, 9th & 10th September 2017
The popular National Trust property Attingham Park is less than 2 miles from the cottage. Powys Castle, Chirk Castle and Erdigg are also well worth a visit.
You are are in the perfect location from which to explore the beautiful Shropshire Hills and local countryside. The Wenlock Edge,Shropshire Way, Lawley. Caradoc, Longmynd, Carding Mill Valley and Stiperstones provide wonderful walks.
As well as plenty of cycle routes directly from the house along quiet country lanes the 185 mile on-road Shropshire Cycleway route follows Shropshire’s Border through beautiful countryside.