Explore Shropshire

Wisteria holiday cottages are an ideal base to explore the Shropshire countryside. Trips to the Stiperstones, Long Mynd, Wenlock Edge and Offa's Dyke which are renowned for great walks make great days out. Shropshire has many English Heritage and National Trust sites too, including Attingham Park and Wroxeter Roman City. Castles including Stokesay Castle, Ludlow Castle and Whittington are all an easy drive from Wisteria Cottages.

Shrewsbury, 9 miles

Shrewsbury has over 600 listed buildings, many of them independent shops, cafés and restaurants. Explore the ancient shuts and passageways of Charles Darwin's home town, or enjoy a walk along the riverside or a trip aboard Sabrina Boat. The Old Market Hall in The Square houses one of the UK's smallest and most historic cinemas and a café bar.

Church Stretton & the Shropshire Hills, 7 miles

Church Stretton in Shropshire has traditional tea rooms, restaurants, pubs and inns, as well as a host of independent shops. Discover the unique four storey antiques emporium and the Church Stretton Town Trail. There are Shuttle Buses in the summer as well as both bridleways and footpaths directly from the town so that you can explore the Shropshire Hills. Visit Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, a must-see attraction which offers insight into rural life at the turn of the 19th century, as farm life unfolds.

Attingham Park, 9 miles

A beautiful Grade I listed English country house and deer park, Attingham Park has extensive grounds, beautiful walks, children’s play area and a coffee shop. Managed by the National Trust and with events held all year round, this is well worth a visit

The Ironbridge Gorge, 18 miles

Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution with ten award-winning Museums spread along the valley beside the River Severn; plenty to see and do during your stay at Wisteria Cottages Shrewsbury.

Ludlow, 20 miles

Ludlow is a thriving medieval market town and an architectural gem with a lively community feel, busy with events and festivals throughout the year. The historic town centre and the 11th century Ludlow Castle are situated on a cliff above the River Teme and are surrounded by the beautiful countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh Marches.

Welshpool, 26 miles

Powis Castle is a medieval castle, fortress and grand country house near Welshpool, in Powys, Wales. The seat of the Herbert family, Earl of Powis, the castle is known for its formal gardens and for its interiors, the former having been described as “the most important”, and the latter "the most magnificent”, in Wales. The castle and garden are under the care of the National Trust.

Looking for a more active holiday? There are many activities on offer for the more adventurous.

Shropshire's great outdoors is a great place to start or click on the activities here to find out more details.  Check out these circular walks across the county.