Clun is our picturesque local village with a medieval bridge and friendly pubs. The small market town of Bishop’s Castle has gift and book shops and two breweries, one of which is the classic tower brewery The Three Tuns.

A thirty minute drive away is Ludlow, often called ‘the perfect historic town’ with nearly 500 listed buildings. Close by is Stokesay Castle, a fortified 13th-century manor house. Our largest town is Shrewsbury with cafes, independent shops and annual flower show.

Natural areas of beauty include The Long Mynd, a ridge of hills and open heathland known as ‘Little Switzerland’ with the market town of Church Stretton just below, and Stiperstones, a quartzite ridge of boulder-strewn rocks forming a series of jagged tors. The woods of Wenlock Edge run north-west to Much Wenlock and the atmospheric remains of medieval Wenlock Priory.

Working museums include Acton Scott, an historic farm made famous by the television series ‘Victorian Farm’. Ironbridge Gorge, with Thomas Telford’s beautiful bridge spanning the River Severn and nearby museums celebrating our industrial heritage.

Over the border into Wales, Powis Castle sits on a high rock above the world-famous gardens and terraces overhung by enormous yew hedges. Enroute is the charming Georgian town of Montgomery.

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Walking

For lovers of walking the extensive network of way-marked footpaths and spectacular scenery directly accessed from the cottages are hard to beat. The best section of Offa’s Dyke, an ancient linear trail running along the English-Welsh border, is a mile away and The Shropshire Way is just above us.