The birthplace of the modern Olympic Games who’s founding father was Dr.William Penny Brookes, Much Wenlock is steeped in history boasting amongst other things its own abbey dating back to AD 680. It sports some fine eating and drinking places as well as an award winning butcher. Much Wenlock also has many local walks for you to work off your meal afterwards!
The birthplace of industry, Ironbridge was the real starting point for the Industrial Revolution. Now a tourist hot-spot, Ironbridge Gorge boasts among other things 10 museums which are a very enjoyable and educational visit.
A town made from two towns, one up (high town) and the other down (low town). Both are worth a visit and are connected together by the steepest inland funicular railway in Britain. Don’t forget while you are there to visit the Severn Valley Railway and travel back to the steam age!
The county town for Shropshire. Shrewsbury is a town full of black and white timber buildings, 600 listed buildings, a castle and an abbey (home to the fictional Brother Cadfael). This ‘Town of Flowers’ is also the birthplace of Charles Darwin.
With an excellent reputation for both food and drink with award winning restaurants, Ludlow is a ‘lively and unspoilt market town with great character’. It has many Georgian and medieval buildings, a castle and church and was described by John Betjeman as, “The most perfect town in England”.