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The many reasons why you should visit Shropshire

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Shropshire stands as a hidden gem that is waiting to be discovered. The county borders Wales and boasts spectacular natural beauty, combined with historical charm. From endless walking routes to historical towns and places to visit, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Shropshire. In this blog, we will delve into just some of the reasons why you need to add Shropshire to your places to travel list.

Endless landscape

Shropshire is home to some of the most breathtaking hikes in England. With so many routes all over Shropshire, there is something for everyone to enjoy whether it’s a leisurely stroll around Attingham Park or a more strenuous hill walk up The Wrekin or Cardingmill Valley. Read our previous blog Shropshire Walking Guide for some of the best routes we would recommend whilst you stay at Ellerton Hall.

New adventures waiting

Whilst the countryside offers the perfect place to unwind from day-to-day stresses, there is also lots of adventurous activities you could try in Shropshire. If you are planning on visiting in the warmer months then why not try some water activities including paddleboarding in the River Severn or the aquapark at Alderford? If you are looking for something with a bit less of a splash then Shropshire is also home to some fantastic family-run vineyards and gin distilleries, all of which offer tours and tasting days.

The home of heritage

Shropshire is nestled between two UNESCO World Heritage sites, meaning it is overflowing with historical sites to explore. Step back in time by visiting one of the 32 castles found in Shropshire, not to mention the manor houses found at the national trust parks throughout.

The endless amounts of restaurants and bars

No matter what budget you have in mind, or your food preferences, Shropshire offers a diverse range of dining options. From discovering your new favourite restaurant or enjoying the warmth of a longstanding pub, Shropshire boards to the perfect blend of local and international flavours

Discover local businesses

With lots of small towns in Shropshire, there are an endless number of local independent businesses, including small shops, cafes, and restaurants. There are also market stalls that run throughout the week and on Saturdays meaning you can stock the fridge at Ellerton Hall full of local produce.

Award-winning attractions

If you are travelling with family there are lots of family-friendly attractions to attend. Ironbridge Gorge is a UNESCO World Heritage site, offering miles of history and interactive museums including the Blists Hill Victorian Town or the Enginuity Centre. If history isn’t something you are looking for the exotic zoo is an award-winning family favourite.

At Ellerton Hall we want all our guests to enjoy their stay as much as possible. That’s why we ensure you will have all the information you need about local activities you could get up to whilst you stay. For further information about some local outdoor activities click here, or for more things to do in Shropshire or Staffordshire click here.