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The stunning Ironbridge in Shropshire

The stunning Ironbridge in Shropshire

Shropshire is one of England’s most sparsely populated and quieter counties located on the Welsh borders in unspoilt countryside. The county town is Shrewsbury, a medieval place steeped in history and absolutely worth a visit. It is also the birthplace of Charles Darwin, a man who needs little introduction.

Other well known Shropshire towns that are worth a visit include Ludlow (famous for its castle, gourmet and culinary links), Bridgnorth and Much Wenlock. In fact Much Wenlock is where the modern Olympic Games were born – the brainchild of William Penny Brookes.

Shropshire is the perfect place for walkers and boasts over 3,500 miles of rights of way. Those who choose to walk the county will discover some of the most beautiful landscapes anywhere in England. From the gorges of the Severn Way to the famous Offa’s Dyke, there is splendid scenery to impress the hardest to please tourist!