An Overview of Shropshire

Shropshire in England, borders Wales and is a beautiful county steeped in history. It remains one of the most beautiful areas in England. The Shropshire hills, infamous with hill climbers & walkers include the Long Mynd, Clee Hill, Wenlock Edge and the Wrekin. They are all regarded as areas of outstanding natural beauty.

 

Shrewsbury (the county town) features over 660 historic listed buildings including Shrewsbury Castle, Shrewsbury Abbey and Rowleys House.

 

Shrewsbury, known as "the town of flowers" is home to one of the oldest horticultural events in the UK - the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show set in the Quarry park is a two day event in August and attracts around 100,000 visitors each year.
Organised by the Shropshire Horticultural Society it is one of the largest events of its type in the United Kingdom. It is also one of the longest running shows in the country and featured in the 2005 Guinness Book of Records as the "longest running flower show" in the world.

 


However, Shrewsbury isn't the only place of interest in Shropshire, each and every town has it's own interesting historic background and places to visit as well as annual calendar events giving you a reason to visit, whatever your looking for.

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