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.

Wroxeter Roman City

Buildwas Abbey

Pitchford Hall & Tree House

Ludlow Castle

Clun Castle

Daniel’s Mill


Stokesay Castle

Wenlock Priory

Stokesay Court

The Bog Visitor Centre

Famous Shropshire Folk

Mitchell’s Fold Stone Circle

Haughmond Abbey

Religious History

Bishops Castle Town Hall

Tenbury Wells

Homes and Gardens

Industrial Heritage

Tudor Corvedale and the Reformation

Ancient Sites

Iron Age Shropshire

Exploring Railway History

The Judge’s Lodging