Best Western have 1 hotels in Shropshire
Best Western has one hotel in Shropshire, the beautiful, rural Midlands county, blessed with spatterings of ancient and proud castles and red sandstone churches. The area is important both geographically and historically. Mortimer Forest and Wenlock Edge, for example, are two places that are extremely geologically and fossil rich.
Town and city breaks in Shropshire
A large and sparsely populated county, Shropshire has no cities. There are, however, numerous market towns, small and large, dotted throughout the countryside. Shrewsbury is the cultural, geographical and economic capital of the county, and a great day out from your Shropshire hotel. It is home to the impressive 15th-century Shrewsbury Castle, constructed out of magnificent red sandstone, as well as the ancient Shrewsbury Abbey, a former Benedictine Monastery. The historic town centre still holds its medieval street layout, an interesting and interlocking network of small twisting backstreets and passages. Shrewsbury is almost entirely circled by the River Severn and has nine bridges including Welsh Bridge, Porthill Bridge and Kingsland Bridge. As well as wandering around some of these, make sure you visit The Quarry, a well-known park in the area. While staying in a hotel in Shropshire, why not visit some of the other small towns. Ludlow is a foodie's paradise with frequent markets and award-winning restaurants. For a dose of history, strike out from modern Telford to Ironbridge Gorge, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Oswestry and Bridgenorth, traditional and firm favourites of ramblers and sight-seeing travellers, should certainly be visited from your Shropshire, at least for a pub lunch on a Sunday afternoon.
Holidays in the Shropshire countryside
Our Best Western hotel in Shropshire has a beautiful rural backdrop, set cosily in between the small towns and villages of Dawley, Madely, Broseley and Much Wenlock, giving you easy access to all areas of the luscious and serene surrounding greenery. Adventurous hikers can scramble up the Wrekin Hill or amble along the impressive Offa's Dyke, thought to be an ancient divide and defensive boundary between the Anglian kingdom of Mercia and the Welsh kingdom of Powys. If you're more comfortable in a deck chair than hiking boots, take a ride in a one of the many narrow boats down the Shropshire Union Canal. Some of the best activities involve simply walking or taking a drive from your Shropshire hotel, down the winding hedge-lined lanes, simply taking in the sights and enjoying the crisp, fresh air.
Attractions in Shropshire
Shropshire houses 20 national collections, with contributions from well-known names like Gertrude Jekyll and Capability Brown. Keen golfers are in luck as the county that produced legends Sandy Lyle and Ian Woosnam is golf course rich. Enthusiasts and aspiring players should certainly head towards Market Drayton from their hotel in Shropshire and have a go at Hawkstone Park which was voted one of the best golf courses in the world. For those who prefer other sports, Shropshire is a great base for cycling, horse riding and fishing. Fans of fine dining will appreciate the quality of the local produce available in the local markets and restaurants. Indeed, apart from London, Ludlow is the town with the most Michelin-starred restaurants. At the moment there are no fewer than seven eateries recommended in the Michelin Guide, a phenomenal amount for such a small town. Book a Best Western hotel in Shropshire to experience the wealth of attractions and landmarks the region has to offer.
Hotels in Shropshire
Attractions in Shropshire:
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