Shropshire is home to many sights, so when visiting this West Midlands county, it can be tricky to narrow down the top sights. After all, you want to invest your time and energy in the best things to do; you do not want to spend your time hopping from one place to the other, seeing everything but not really ‘seeing.’ Therefore, when you plan your trip to Shropshire, it is advised that you decide where you want to go in advance and savour your time rather than rush it.
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Ludlow Castle is a fine, medieval fortress dating back from 1086, and is considered one of the first stone castles to be built in England. Spend your day touring the castle and its castle grounds, and see the ancient houses of all royalty, including kings, queens, princes and princesses. Through a small admission fee, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of the noble life such powerful people used to live, and gain knowledge of the medieval society. Events to catch are the Battle Heritage and the Heritage Cup, where the knights will fight one another for the Heritage Cup. Other activities include a treasure hunt, fancy dress, face painting and a hog roast for those who are hungry. Visitors can also choose to stay the night if they wish.
You can’t visit Shropshire without taking the time to enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding nature. Make sure you spend time researching walks for you to enjoy, and explore the area. Not only is walking the hills relaxing, but it’s also perfect for those who wish to combine exploration with exercise. Relish in the countryside; walk through the Onny Meadows and the Carding Mill Valley. Decide which of the hilltops you’d like to climb for picturesque views from the help of shropshirehillsaonb.com. With over 50 Shropshire hills to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the variety of hilltops to challenge you. You may even have to factor in a few returning visits if you wish to conquer them all.
Stokesay Castle is no typical castle; it is a fortified manor house built in the late 13th century. Visit these castle walls and climb the tower to view the breath-taking views of the surrounding Shropshire Hills. Explore the great hall, which has remained unchanged for 700 years, and discover the carvings in the timbers of the 17th century gate house; view the North Tower and contemplate the wall painting describing the manor’s past life and what went on behind its fortified walls. Visitors can also relax and refuel in the quintessential English tea room before venturing out into the rest of Shropshire.