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Macdonald Hotels in Shropshire

About Our Macdonald Hotel in Shropshire

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 different castles.)

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.