England’s largest inland county and the most beautiful and unspoilt part of Britain you could imagine.
Take some to time explore our spectacular countryside and historic towns, visit the remains of Roman Cities, Medieval Castles and Abbeys plus magnificent houses and gardens, all within easy reach of The Mill House
The county town of Shropshire, Shrewsbury lies on the river Severn. The historic market town is well worth a visit. The town centre has a largely unaltered medieval street plan and over 660 listed buildings, including several examples of timber framing from the 15th and 16th centuries.
Shrewsbury Castle, a red sandstone fortification, and Shrewsbury Abbey, a former Benedictine monastery, were founded in 1074 and 1083 respectively by the Norman Earl of Shrewsbury, Roger de Montgomery.
We have a wealth of national Trust properties on our doorstep: Benthall Hall, Dudmaston Hall, Attingham Park, Stokesey Castle and Berrington Hall.
Near Shrewsbury is Attingham Park which was built for the 1st Lord Berwick in 1785 and owned by the same family for more than 160 years.
Also worth a visit are Upton Cressett Hall, Morville Hall Gardens and Wightwick Manor all close by.
Just a short drive away, Ironbridge is home to the world’s first iron bridge and The World Heritage Site, comprising nine museums dedicated to the history of the Industrial Revolution.
Set in the beautiful River Severn gorge you can also spend time in the town of Ironbridge with riverside walks
Don’t miss the amazing Blists Hill Victorian Town where the staff dress in period costume.
Photos by Sabine Hutchinson, Virtual Shropshire