‘Must see’ UK Towns/Villages – Shropshire
Shropshire is one of the less well-known English counties, this lovely area sits on the border of Wales and boasts incredible scenery, picturesque towns and amazing sights.
Stokesay Castle is a true highlight. Nestled near the town of Ludlow, this fortified manor house offers an amazing insight into country living and the excellent audioguide will make you feel like you are right at home. Walk from the cellar to the top of the tower with a view over the surrounding countryside. With a tearoom onsite, this is a fascinating place to spend a couple of hours.
Nearby, you will find Ironbridge – both the actual bridge and the surrounding community. The Iron Bridge spans the River Severn and was the first bridge in the world to made of cast iron and is a significant icon for the Industrial Revolution. Tolls were collected from those wishing to cross the bridge, of which the most noticeable must be an elephant in 1932! . Also recommended is the Tollhouse, now a small museum dedicated to the history of the bridge.
You can also visit the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, a collection of museums located nearby. These include places such as Blists Hill Victorian Town, which is designed to recreate life as it would have been in Victorian times and the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron.