Shropshire’s bursting with entertaining attractions, such as the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, a World Heritage Site, and Hawkstone Park and Follies, the museum at RAF Cosford, the Severn Valley Railway and Stokesay Court.
There are some 32 castles and stately homes – some of the best can be found at Ludlow, Stokesay and at Attingham Park, Shrewsbury and there’s even a Roman City at Wroxeter.
Shropshire also blooms with many national garden collections and speciality gardens like Wollerton Old Hall and Stapeley Water Gardens.
For the more active, cruising the Llangollen canal is definitely good for the soul and Shropshire’s walking, cycling, riding, golf, fishing, gliding and hot-air ballooning are legendary.
Shrewsbury, birthplace of Charles Darwin, looped by the River Severn. Just down-stream is the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, and birthplace of the industrial revolution. Bridgnorth can also be found in the Severn Valley. Nearby is Ludlow, Shropshire’s food and drink capital and host to the Ludlow Festival, and Much Wenlock, home of William Penny Brookes who inspired the Modern Olympic Games.
The Ironbridge Gorge Museums
A series of ten amazing museums located in the beautiful Ironbridge gorge. The seperate museums are: Blists Hill Victorian Town, Broseley Pipeworks, Coalport China Museum, Darby Houses, Enginuity, Jackfield Tile Museum, Museum of The Gorge, Museum of Iron, The Iron Bridge & Tollhouse and The Tar Tunnel. These museums allow visitors to step back in history and experience the sights and sounds of the past and stand as a testament to the Ironbridge Gorge which 300 years ago, changed the world forever.
Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Telford, TF8 7DQ
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
One of the largest aviation collections in the UK with 70 historic aircraft on display in three wartime hangars and within the National Cold War Exhibition. A major feature Britain´s three V-Bombers; Vulcan, Victor and Valiant. Children and adults alike will be fascinated by fun ´n´ flight – packed with hands on excitement, it´s the easy way to answer all those questions about how aircraft stay up in the air. The advanced flight simulator is also a great way to get an instant flying experience.
Cosford, Shifnal, TF11 8UP
For more information on Shropshire, visit the official tourist information website
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