Discover England’s secret county

The green countryside of Shropshire is one of England’s best-kept secrets. Nestled against the Welsh border, Shropshire is rural, peaceful and the perfect destination for a getting-away-from-it-all break. From walking holidays in the ‘secret hills’  of southern Shropshire to foodie breaks in pretty Ludlow, this is an area with lots to offer the visitor. In Shropshire you can enjoy a slower pace of life, in a green English landscape which will take you back in time.

The Shropshire hills

The hills at the heart of south Shropshire are designated an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). This historic farmed landscape is perfect for exploring on foot along networks of footpaths.

Foodie breaks

This is a very good area for eating well, and locally. Shropshire’s farmers and growers produce a wide range of good food which can be enjoyed in unpretentious country pubs and speciality restaurants. You can discover tasty products with minimal food miles at farm shops and local markets, as well as meeting the producers and makers. The attractive historic town of Ludlow has become a renowned foodie destination with lots of locally-sourced products to eat, drink and buy. Shrewsbury, too, has excellent restaurants and cafés for sampling some of the region’s finest foodstuffs, and throughout the county at shops, markets and eateries, you’ll find an emphasis on specialities from Shropshire, as well as neighbouring parts of Herefordshire and Wales.

A rainbow over the Long Mynd