Shropshire wenlock edge shropshire hills
Shropshire is well known as a county full of history as well as beauty but its fame goes much deeper than this because it is the birthplace of the industrial revolution, it was also on the river Severn that the world’s first iron bridge was built spanning the gorge. Today this area is a major tourist destination with its numerous museums displaying the many innovations that shaped the industrial world, the area is now a world heritage site.
Visitors to the area might be surprised to learn that this industrial heritage goes right back to roman times lead was mines here and in medieval time’s coal. Shropshire with its border next to wales is in an area once known as the Marches, the area had a turbulent history with wars between the Welsh and English and later the war of the roses it is an area with plenty of history to discover.
The Shropshire’s gently rolling hills are perfect for outdoor pursuits. Cycling is especially popular in this area. The three upland areas of Wenlock edge the long Mynd and the Wrekin are all popular with walkers and cyclists alike.
Shropshire was made famous by the poet AE Houseman.and his blue remembered hills, there is a memorial to him in St Lawrence’s church Ludlow. Other famous poets include Wilfrid Owen and the author and poet Mary Webb who wrote stories about rural life with local towns such as Bishops castle the fictitious mallards keep used as settings for her novels.
Ludlow was once described as the loveliest town in England the architecture in Broad Street is outstanding covering many styles, the town also has a famous food festival, other places of interest include Much Wenlock and the county town of Shrewsbury.
Towns in Shropshire
|Bishops Castle||Much Wenlock||Church Stretton|
Activities in Shropshire
Stokesay Castle - Castle Fortified Manor House
Park Hall - Countryside Experience
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