Shropshire Self Catering
Shropshire self catering cottages and holiday properties are available from the rental agents listed below. They've been sorted in ascending order according to the numbers offered and include both large and medium-size companies. Check the sites for information about availability as well as the latest deals.
Cottages 4 You
- 80 Shropshire holiday cottages
situated all over the county in places such as Aston-on-Clun, Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Burford. Many of their cottages are in the £300 price range for low season bookings and have at least three star ratings.
Cottages Direct -
About 30 Shropshire cottages
starting at around £200 for week-long self catering holiday breaks. Start days are on Fridays or Saturdays and pets are allowed in most cases. Smokers are also permitted for selected cottages.
Independent Cottages -
Around 20 Shropshire cottage properties and holiday accommodation including traditional stone-built cottages and 17th century barn conversions. Prices start at about £225 p/w with many attaining stat ratings for standards, amenities and quality.
- More than 20 cottages in Shropshire from Hoseasons including a collection of timber-framed holiday cottages. Locations include Marbury, Orleton and Clunbury. Some of the holiday properties can accommodate up to 24 people for large parties. Rates start at £230 p/w.
The county of Shropshire consists of green hills and valleys, punctuated by picturesque little towns such as Ludlow. The limestone ridge of Wenlock Edge dominates the South East while the River Severn meaners lazily through this charming county. Holidays and weekend breaks in Shropshire offer a rich variety of plush settings and historical attractions.
The twin hills of Titterstone Clee
and Brown Clee add variety to the rural beauty of the county while the Corvedale region, with its collection of 15th and 16th century manor farms, is an idyllic spot. There are also extensive remains of a huge 11th century sandstone keep, Ludlow Castle, which stands near the River Teme.
Ironbridge, birth place of the industrial revolution boasts 10 museums while Charles Darwin's birthplace, Shrewsbury
is the cultural capital of Shropshire. It's also one of the finest Tudor Towns in the United Kingdom. Traditional market towns like Bishops Castle, Bridgnorth
and Cleobury Mortimer have a long history and offer a large selection of timbered 18th century buildings and houses.
The hills of South Shropshire are designated as areas of outstanding natural beauty and Caer Caradoc and the Stipersones
offer a certain untouched, romantic beauty. Shropshire can also boast 32 castles in all, which include Stokesay and Clun.
Shropshire visitor attractions
This section contains details of the most popular visitor attractions, outdoor activities, restaurants and pubs in the county of Shropshire. We've provided links where possible.
Gliding and hot air ballooning are both very popular in Shropshire - the Real Ballooning Experience
offers balloon excursions from £100. Hawkstone Historic Park
, voted Family Attraction of 2004, is also notable and features a rich landscape of wooded gorges, caves and crags.
Food, drink and entertainment
The Boathouse in Shrewsbury, which is situated on the River Severn is delightfully informal and serves local cask ales and traditional pub food. Other good pubs include The Six Bells
in Bishop’s Castle, with its Fidget Pie
house special, and the La Laterna in Shrewsbury, which serves authentic Italian food.
History and Culture
Stokesay Castle is located in South Shropshire. It was constructed in the 12th century and features a well-preserved Great Hall. The moated fortress of Whittington Castle
is of the same period and is also worth seeing. Other historical attractions include Attingham Park and Shrewsbury Abbey
– the latter was made famous as the home of Brother Cadfael and was founded in the eleventh century.