Shropshire Hills & Ludlow


Discover the heritage of the Shropshire Hills

The heritage of the Shropshire Hills, as witnessed by the area’s buildings, can be traced back to the very earliest civilisations to make their home in the British Isles.

Ancient hill forts and other ancient fortifications, and medieval castles bear testimony to conflict, real or threatened – this is classic border country, or Marches, with Offa’s Dyke the most visible evidence of the “hard border” between England and Wales.

But not all historic buildings in the Shropshire Hills are military in nature – the area’s rich geology gave rise to an important mining industry and remnants of this activity give a fascinating insight into those times.

The following is a selection of some of the best places to visit to open a window onto the extraordinary history of the Shropshire Hills.

Haughmond Abbey

Tudor Corvedale and the Reformation

Bishops Castle Town Hall

The Bog Visitor Centre

Stokesay Castle

Religious History

Stokesay Court

Wroxeter Roman City

The Judge’s Lodging

Mitchell’s Fold Stone Circle

Daniel’s Mill

Exploring Railway History

Iron Age Shropshire

Homes and Gardens

Ludlow Castle

Industrial Heritage

Famous Shropshire Folk

Tenbury Wells


Ancient Sites

Pitchford Hall & Tree House

Clun Castle

Wenlock Priory

Buildwas Abbey