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County Town: Shrewsbury
Population: 283,173
Area: 3,197 sq km - 1,346 sq miles
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Arbor Day
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Plant Hunters Fair
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Shropshire & West Mid Show
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Church Stretton & South Shropshire Arts Festival
Cosford Food Festival
Hole in the Wall Festival
International Large Model Aircraft Rally
Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival
Ludlow Festival
Roman Festival
Shrewsbury Abbey Summer Fair
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St Martins Summer Fayre
Total Football Show
Wenlock Olympian Games

Burwarton Show
Clun Carnival
County of Salop Steam Rally
Farmer Phil's Festival
Minsterley Show
Oswestry Show
Plant Hunters Fair
Screwfix Go-Kart Rally
Shrewsbury Flower Show
Shrewsbury Folk Festival
Shropshire Festival of Transport
V Festival

Bishops Castle Michaelmas Fair
Heritage Open Days
Ludlow Marches Food and Drink Festival
Midlands Game Fair
Shrewsbury Carriage Parade
Shrewsbury International Street Theatre Festival
Shrewsbury Real Ale Festival

Annual Craft Exhibition
Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft

Bonfire Night
Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre

Christmas Food and Craft Fayre
Much Wenlock Christmas Fayre
Oswestry Christmas Live
St Chads Christmas Tree Festival

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Principal towns: Shrewsbury Oswestry Telford Ludlow

If you want to visit the county in England with the largest number of castles and manor houses and boasting an Industrial Heritage that helped contribute to the Industrial Revolution then Shropshire is the County for you. On the other hand if you are looking for country pubs, long walks, some stunning scenery and picturesque villages, a wide range of outdoor activities then maybe you should also be looking to visit Shropshire, a county wedged between the Welsh Marches and Birmingham that has been attracting visitors since before Norman Times not all of them welcome at the start!

The castles and fortified manor houses were built to keep out the Welsh today the Welsh, together with visitors from all over the world, are welcome to enjoy the towns, villages and scenery in this historical County. From Wenlock Edge , one of the most famous geological sites in the world, to the County town of Shrewsbury with the River Severn meandering through the town, ideal for an afternoon stroll before venturing into the town with its range of quaint black and white Tudor buildings, in fact there are around 600 Listed buildings in this vibrant market town together with its Castle and Shrewsbury Abbey home to the fictional Brother Cadfael . Truly a town to enjoy at your leisure, a vast choice of cafes, bars and restaurants and an excellent night life this is a town that holds great appeal. No matter where you visit in Shropshire it is always a delight, Ludlow , Craven Arms, Church Stretton and Minsterley all place names that evoke thoughts of towns and villages with thatched cottages and a pace of life that is to be enjoyed and appreciated. Ludlow is found overlooking the River Teme in South Shropshire, a market town brimming with some enchanting architecture and the beautiful countryside of the Welsh Marches the town has an enviable reputation for good food and drink. There is Bridgnorth to visit, an unusual town that is really two towns, High Town and Low Town, High Town was the location for its castle, today the remains leaning somewhat precariously whilst Low Town once an important port is now a haven for anglers and walkers joining Low Town to High Town there are the steps or the old Cartway for those who prefer to travel in style then why not use the funicular which is not as unusual form of transport as you may think. If you want to explore Shropshire at a leisurely pace then why not take a trip from here on the Severn Valley Railway . Maybe you would like to experience Victorian life in which case a trip to Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale should be very high on your list of places to visit. The Blists Hill Open Air museum opened in 1973 lying adjacent to the River Severn the site contained the remains of heavy industrial activity, an old blast furnace and a brick and tile works, soon they started to acquire other Victorian buildings recreating them in great detail on the site here and the idea of recreating a Victorian town evolved from a concept into reality. Today there are shops and stores on site, working examples of Victorian industry and it is a great place to visit, especially with the children. Ironbridge is home to Thomas Telford s original ironbridge, built in 1779, from where the town takes its name, still spanning the River Severn the bridge is testament to the contribution that the whole of this area made to the Industrial Revolution although today as you stroll along the river bank deciding which restaurant, bar or cafe to visit there is little evidence of the contribution that this part of Shropshire made unless you visit one of its museums. No matter where you visit in Shropshire it is a delight, it could be an early morning autumnal stroll along Long Mynd, the frost crackling beneath every footstep, as you make your way up to the summit. It could be a springtime visit to Hawksmoor Park to delight in the Victorian follies that abound or a trip up The Monument, a 100 tall tower from the top of which you can see, on a clear day, some 13 counties. No matter what the season Shropshire is a county that can be enjoyed by everyone, cyclists , horse riders , walkers, hikers, canoeists, name any activity and there is sure to be somewhere in Shropshire that will cater for your needs. Alternatively you could be like me and find a nice local pub, Shropshire has plenty, enjoy a meal, chat to the locals and contemplate the Universe. Easy to access by road or rail the many towns and villages of Shropshire hold a myriad of delights for anyone who visits

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