Shropshire is situated in central England between Birmingham city and the Welsh border. With a population of 498,073 people, this lively city is brimming with culture, intriguing history, colourful festivals, stunning scenic landscapes and more. Whether you visit Shrewsbury Castle or Bishops Castle, there are still plenty of things to do in Shropshire to guarantee an extraordinary family trip. The kids will love Wonderland Telford, a magical world of play, exploration and immersive activities.
From immersing yourself in historic sites, wandering around the scenic Shropshire Hills, or exploring the pretty market towns, there's something all the family can enjoy, even if it's just digging into some tasty food and drink. If you're looking for something fun, check out Shropshire Raft Tours, or you can hire a canoe.
Why not try out Elsie's Vintage Tea Room and Parlour, Planet Doughnut and Sebastian's Restaurant for great dining experiences. For some cultural flavour, check out Ludlow Market; bursting with stalls and local produce ready for you to try.
Shropshire is accessible via train and can be reached from London and beyond, from Shrewsbury, Telford, Wellington, Albrighton, Cosford, Shifnal, Wem, Whitchurch, Oswestry (Gobowen), Welshpool, Ludlow, Church Stretton and Craven Arms, which all border Shropshire. It's about a three hour train and car journey from London. The M54 motorway has easy access to Shropshire via the M6.