5 Nov

Review: Shropshire Star

Celebrating the very best of local produce, The Raven serves up fine food in stylish surroundings.   Consistently holding two AA rosettes, The Raven ranks alongside a starry group of loved and respected Shropshire restaurants –   Few restaurants in Shropshire pay as much attention to provenance as The Raven. Its ingredients are delightful, celebrating the […]

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15 Oct

Other Activities

‘The most peaceful way to enjoy one of the least crowded counties of England is up, up, up on a horse!’ – Shropshire Tourism   There are over twenty riding centres including Wenlock Edge Riding Centre, Hughley (just five miles from Much Wenlock) and some of the loveliest routes including the Jack Mytton Way, to be […]

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5 Oct

Much Wenlock

Arriving in Much Wenlock twenty three years ago to view The Raven Hotel, we were immediately struck by the unspoilt beauty of the town, the rich and varied landscape which surrounded it and its unique history.     Meander the streets and discover the eclectic collection of independent shops including award winning bookshops, galleries, traditional […]

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5 Oct

Explore Shropshire

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 […]

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1 Oct

Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Once described as ‘the most extraordinary district in the world’, the Ironbridge Gorge is a fascinating and beautiful place to visit.  Nowhere is the ‘Enginuity’ of man more artfully expressed than in the graceful lines and soaring arches of the world’s first cast iron bridge.   A fun and informative day out is guaranteed as […]

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28 Sep

Walking in Shropshire

Shropshire Council produces a super book entitled Wenlock Walks.  This details five circular walks around Much Wenlock and the introduction to this great little publication says it all.   ‘Much Wenlock is special.  Parts of Wenlock Edge are over 400 million years old, formed as part of a coral reef close to the equator.  In […]

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15 Sep

Wroxeter Roman City

Visited by Charles Dickens when he stayed in Shrewsbury the site of the fourth largest Roman city in Britain has fascinated visitors since excavations began in 1859.   Situated in beautiful countryside the historic attraction has been greatly developed over the years. The latest addition was the building of a new Roman town house which […]

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5 Sep

Historic Shropshire

Shropshire has some real gems when it comes to exploring the past and there are great web-sites which can do far more justice to each than we able on one page.  This is by no means an exhaustive list, but rather a taster of some of our own favourite places of interest.   Ptolemy’s 2nd Century […]

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