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How to use www.visitshropshirehills.co.uk to market your business

As a member of www.visitshropshirehills.co.uk you will know that we work together to promote the Shropshire Hills and our local market towns to encourage visitors to visit our wonderful area. Make the most of the website and our social media campaigns to promote your business – we really do want you to join in our activities… …

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CoVid19

We will add any information which is relevant to the pandemic below.  As an organisation we are open to hearing ideas as to how we can kick start business once the current self-isolation ends. Free Money – well the government grants of £10k or £25k for business The application form for the COVID-19 business grants …

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Tourism Expo

The Tourism Expo, leaflet swap and much more  on Monday 30 March has been cancelled This year we had planned a series of talks, workshops, and food and drink tastings across the day plus the opportunity to network, have a cuppa with friends and sample some scones from the award winning cream tea at Jemima’s …

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Environmental aspects to Greenaway Touring and Glamping Park

Greenway Touring and Glamping site is based near Craven Arms.  Set up in 2014 by Jane and Brian offering touring pitches for caravans, motorhomes, campervans, tents and trailer tents and has equipped Glamping pods. Since then business has boomed, and Greenway welcome campers and glampers all year. Based in the Shropshire Hills AONB, Jane and …

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Finalists revealed for inaugural West Midlands Tourism Awards

43 finalists from across the region shortlisted for tourism gongs in 15 categories West Midlands’ tourism successes to be celebrated on 26 February 2020 at University of Birmingham’s Great Hall The shortlist for 2020’s inaugural West Midlands Tourism Awards has been announced, with 43 finalists vying for prizes in 15 categories. One of these finalists …

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Branding

What branding is all about On 3rd April 2019 we  launched a complete rebrand for the Shropshire Hills destination. The aim of the destination rebrand is to create a consistent, meaningful and inspirational vision for the area. We hope that the rebrand will encourage organisations across the region to use a consistent approach based on the …

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Visitor Guides

These are the guides which are useful for a quick reference of members by business and area, often used by the Tourism Information Centres. Accommodation 2019 by location Attractions Food and Drink venues

The Best Cycling in Europe – Shropshire & the Welsh Borders

Miles from a motorway, the Shropshire/Herefordshire borderlands have remained unspoilt with little traffic.  Add in fantastic scenery and great food, and not surprisingly, it has become a mecca for cyclists.   Here’s some & ideas for great cycle rides. Wheely Wonderful Cycling has been based here for the past 25 years, providing cycling holidays to thousands …

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Big turnout for Shropshire Hills Tourism leaflet swap shop at Stokesay Court

Well over 100 local tourism businesses turned out in force to swap leaflets and ideas at Stokesay Court to start the new tourism season off with a swing. Paul Davis chair of Shropshire Hills Tourism, said “This is an annual event for our Shropshire Hills tourism group, it’s a great opportunity for tourism businesses to …

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Cash in on Geocaching

 Do you own a B&B, guest house, cottage or hotel in South Shropshire? If so then you should be cashing in on the phenomena that is Geocaching. So, what is Geocaching? Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to …

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Visitor Information

Shropshire Hills Tourism Association have not printed an accommodation guide this year, but a downloadable copy of all accommodation providers is available here Accommodation Directory. A list of all member Attractions and Activities can be printed off here (coming) Print a  map of Ludlow town centre , Shrewsbury, Craven Arms, Church Stretton , Wellington Town Map and Walker’s Map And do …

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Absorb Historic Shropshire with a Tour of our Castles

Shropshire’s colourful, interesting and turbulent past has littered this beautiful rural county with hillforts, abbeys and castles, all of which displaying the wounds and marks of a stormy history. Shropshire is home to 32 castles in all, which is quite something. I intend to shine a spotlight on 5 of South Shropshire’s finest and most …

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Eat & Drink Your Way Through The Shropshire Summer

The beautiful, rural county of Shropshire is home to some of the most renowned food and drink producers in the country. Whether you are looking for locally brewed beers, luxury chocolate, artisan bread, exquisite cheeses or Michelin Star chefs, Shropshire has it all. Over the summer months, why not spend some quality time treating yourself …

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Walk the Hills

Walking in the Hills The Shropshire Hills has great walking, and so it’s not unreasonable that there are some great walking festivals, plus a number of towns that are accredited as “Walkers are Welcome Towns”.  In addition Shropshire Council has a great resource with Shropshire Great Outdoors Walking Video Some great views and a good …

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