One of England's largest and least populated counties borders on
Wales and the Black Country. Stay in our hotel in Shropshire and
you'll be close to an astounding industrial heritage, beautiful
country towns and a honey-pot for gourmets. (Not to mention 32
In Shropshire, you can visit the very crucible of the Industrial
Revolution, where iron smelting and forging was perfected. In those
days, more engines, rails and wheels came from this wooded valley
than anywhere in the world. Now it's the most extensive industrial
heritage site in England. Medieval Shrewsbury, the birthplace of
Charles Darwin, is not to be missed either. It's a fascinating
country town on a loop of the River Severn.
Another town is the gastronomic capital of Shropshire. Ludlow's
lively market, food fairs, speciality food shops and dozens of
restaurants and inns are all pretty tasty. For foodies from across
the country, it all culminates in the Ludlow Food and Drink
Festival every September.