50 Fabulous Things to Do in Shropshire

Whether you are planning a holiday or just a day out, there's lots to see and do in Shropshire, one of England's most rural counties.

The Iron Bridge over the River Severn, one of many fabulous things to do in Shropshire

You might not know much about Shropshire, it’s one of those places that people have heard of, but aren’t quite sure where it is. Lying on the border with Wales, north west of Birmingham, Shropshire is one of England’s most rural counties. I also think that it’s one of England’s prettiest counties, but I am biased!

I’ve lived in Shropshire for most of my life, and it’s easy to take it for granted. But there are lots of exciting things to do in Shropshire, from exploring ruined castles to kayaking down the River Severn. We also have amazing landscapes, beautiful country houses, and some fantastic food festivals.

Whether you are spending a day out in Shropshire or planning a holiday, here’s my list of 50 fabulous things to do in Shropshire:


Surround Yourself with History

Explore Shropshire’s Castles

Shrewsbury food festivalFoodie Days Out in Shropshire

Discover Museums in Shropshire

** The Bridge is under wraps throughout 2018, as it is undergoing a major conservation project, the largest ever undertaken by English Heritage.

A view from the Stiperstones in ShropshireWalks around Shropshire

  • Walk up the Wrekin to the highest point in Shropshire.
  • Walk the Stiperstones and see the Devil’s Chair.
  • Climb to the top of the Long Mynd for amazing views over the county.
  • Visit Hawkestone Park and see the 18th Century Follies.
  • Walk through the woodlands along the Wenlock Edge.
  • Climb to Caer Caradoc, site of Caractacus’ last stand against the Romans.
  • Visit the Llanymynech rocks near Oswestry and see Offa’s Dyke.

Out and About in Shropshire

Beautiful Houses and Gardens

  • Visit the 18th century mansion and estate at Attingham Park.
  • Explore the Elizabethan manor and gardens at Upton Cresset Hall.
  • Visit Weston Park, a 17th century mansion with Capability Brown-designed gardens.
  • Tour the house and gardens at Benthall Hall in Broseley.
  • Visit the Rose Gardens and take tea at David Austin Roses.

Have you done any of my 50 things to do in Shropshire? Or do you think I’ve missed anything off my list? Let me know in the comments below.

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