Welcome to The Official Tourism Website For Shropshire
Shropshire is a great place to Hibernate
When you think about a winter short break do you come over all 'Alpinesque' and think about snow covered slopes you can throw yourself down? There is an alternative that carries decidedly less risk, is a lot less strenuous but is no less rewarding. Firstly you need to find us on a map (the one opposite will help) and see that Shropshire is only a short drive away from almost anywhere. What will also immediately be apparent is that a visit to Shropshire will not involve planes, ferries, tunnels or passports.
Shropshire has been providing welcome hospitality to the well-travelled since the Romans first visited. It's a tradition that continues today. Of course, after several thousand years we think that we have perfected the art which is why today Shropshire has more than its fair share of award winning B&Bs, comfy hotels and equally accommodating self-catering cottages. But there is more to it than that. Shropshire also has superb quality food and drink too and there are plenty of establishments all turning fresh local produce into mouth-watering meals.
So what can you do when you're here? There's gastronomic Ludlow, the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, and the medieval town of Shrewsbury (birthplace of Charles Darwin and home to numerous independent shops). You may even find yourself singing carols in the Square.
Warm yourself in front of a fire whilst sampling some real ale in one of our real market towns, like Bishops Castle, and take in some shopping in some proper shops - yes we still have them in Shropshire! We also still have traditional markets, real food and old fashioned service. How can you resist?
And if you are still missing the Alps, you could try Church Stretton. After all it's not called Little Switzerland for nothing and has the added advantage of being totally devoid of wolves and avalanches.