It is difficult to know what to include when one is recommending Shropshire to the unacquainted. As a county of ‘two halves’ characterised by the flat and fertile North and strikingly different rural rugged South, it is a delightful county to explore with an abundance of history and natural beauty.
♦ The County town of Shrewsbury has the greatest number of Tudor buildings of any town in England and the longest river in England runs through it.
♦ Viroconium Cornoviorum (Wroxeter) was one of the largest settlements in Britain during Roman times.
♦ The Shropshire Hills is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and includes The Long Mynd a plateau of 516m.
♦ The area around Coalbrookdale is regarded as one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution and alongside Ironbridge forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
♦ The National Trust has properties including Attingham, Dudmaston and Benthall, all unique and worthy of a visit.