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Swiss Bridge Re-opens at Shropshire Tourist Attraction

A bridge which is a favourite with visitors to a Shropshire tourist attraction is to re-open this month following major renovation work.

Date Posted: 22nd August 2011

Move over Russell Crowe - Britainnia's Gladiators are coming to Wroxeter!

In Roman society, Gladiatorial combat was seen as the ultimate spectator sport, with two well-trained warriors facing each other in mortal combat. Over the August bank holiday weekend, English Heritage is inviting the public to witness the unique spectacle for themselves as Wroxeter Roman City welcomes the Gladiators!

Date Posted: 19th August 2011

Civil War Face Off at Stokesay Castle!

The clock will turn back 366 years at Stokesay Castle, near Ludlow, on Sunday 28 and bank holiday Monday 29 August, when Royalists will face off against Parliamentarians in a dramatic recreation of the siege of Stokesay!

Date Posted: 19th August 2011

Time flies when you’re having fun!

After a hectic summer of thrilling activities at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, next week’s final August Activity is dedicated to a flying theme guaranteed to excite youngsters - ‘Mini Kites and Windmills’, a hands-on workshop to get all the family working together that will run from 22nd to 26th of August.

Date Posted: 18th August 2011

Discover rural attractions on Much Wenlock’s ‘Marathon Trails’

Fifty one Shropshire-based rural tourist attractions are giving their businesses an extra boost in the run up to the 2012 Olympic Games through an initiative funded by the Rural Development Programme for England. All are within the magic 26 mile ‘marathon’ radius of Much Wenlock, home of the Wenlock Olympian Games and inspiration for the modern day Olympics. And all the businesses are included in a series of four ‘Marathon Trail’ guides, which tell visitors about special places to go and things to do in the county.

Date Posted: 18th August 2011

Hercules makes final flight into Cosford

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford took delivery of its latest acquisition last week, an RAF Hercules C130K Mk.3 transport aircraft. The aircraft made its final flight into RAF Cosford at 11.30am on 12th August after a farewell flypast over the Museum.

Date Posted: 18th August 2011

Shropshire back where it belongs on Google Maps

Shropshire Tourism is delighted to report that Shrewsbury is not in a river in Powys anymore!

Date Posted: 18th August 2011

Fun Kids, PURE, Ironbridge and Chuck the Eco Duck launch summer story writing competition

Fun Kids, the UK’s only radio station for kids, has teamed up with Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Chuck the Eco Duck and PURE to help promote literacy through a summer story writing competition.

Date Posted: 17th August 2011

Dorothy Clive Garden is to host the popular Plant Hunters' Fair

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting the popular Plant Hunters’ Fair on Sunday 28th and bank holiday Monday 29th August 2011. This fund raising event, which is now in its third year, will feature sixteen specialist nurseries with a national standing as well as small local plant growers from around the country.

Date Posted: 17th August 2011

Severn Valley Railway statement on media speculation about an extension to Ironbridge

Proposals for an extension of the Severn Valley Railway into the Ironbridge Gorge have been mooted for a very long time; however the Railway has always had more important priorities.

Date Posted: 11th August 2011