The Local Area
Church Stretton's picturesque setting in a narrow valley through the South Shropshire hills earned it the name of "Little Switzerland" when the Victorians tried to establish it as a spa.
The town is a perfect base for exploring the Shropshire Hills.
From the town centre, Burway Road climbs steeply over the Long Mynd's 500 acres of heather covered moorland. giving panoramic views of the town.
The National Trust visitor centre in nearby Carding Mill Valley provides car parking and good access for walkers.
Around and about Shropshire
There is a myriad of attractions and places to visit around Shropshire during your stay.
The beautiful "black & white" town of Much Wenlock has much to offer throughout the year including shops, restaurants & pubs with great food. It was also the home of Dr William Penny Brookes, one of the most influential pioneers of the modern day Olympic Games and you will find many Olympian related artefacts in the local museum and around the town. The spectacular ruins of Wenlock Priory (English Heritage) are located a short walk from the town square.
Shropshire's county town is famous for its mediaeval buildings, including Shrewsbury Abbey (fictional home of Brother Cadfael). The river, with riverside walks, almost circles the town, which has good shopping facilities, museums and a castle.
The World Heritage Site at Ironbridge comprises of 9 museums dedicated to the history of he Industrial Revolution.
Occupies one of the most spectacular inland town settings in England. In 1642 King Charles I described the view from the town as "the finest in my domain". The lower part of the town is linked by a unique cliff railway and is home to the Severn Valley Steam railway.
The ruins of its castle dominate Ludlow, a mediaeval market town in South Shropshire.. The town is renown for its quality eating places, plus market and a collection of antique shops.
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Virtual Shropshire Tourist Guide