World Heritage Sites
Shropshire has not one but two World Heritage Sites. It's an exclusive club that includes world famous sites like the Taj Mahal, the Pyramids and the Great Wall of China!
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site
Eleven miles of World Heritage on the border of Shropshire and North Wales; the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal (including Chirk Aqueduct near Oswestry and the Horseshoe Falls at Llantysilio, near Llangollen) was awarded official UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2009.
Ironbridge World Heritage Site
Ten award-winning Museums spread along the valley beside the River Severn - still spanned by the world's first Iron Bridge. In 1986, the Ironbridge Gorge became one of the first group of 7 UK sites to be awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO, recognising the area's unique contribution to the birth of the Industrial Revolution.