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Ludlow Food Centre celebrate National BBQ Week

Alfresco eaters all over the country are looking forward to the 14th ‘National Barbeque Week’. This celebration of all things char grilled runs from May 31st to June 6th but this year it has been renamed ‘National Braai Week’.

Date Posted: 21st May 2010


Tourism Chief’s Delight at New Olympic Mascot

Chief Executive of Shropshire Tourism Simon McCloy has expressed his delight that the new official 2012 Olympic mascot has been named ‘Wenlock’, firmly putting Much Wenlock and Shropshire’s Olympic connection on the map.

Date Posted: 20th May 2010


Blists Hill Victorian Town Short-Listed for £100,000

Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, is one of four institutions short-listed for the £100,000 Art Fund Prize, the UK’s largest single arts prize.

Date Posted: 14th May 2010


Herons, Blue Tits and Coal Tits seen hatch live on Shropshire's very own nestcam and even Cygnets.

The staff at the newly refurbished Boathouse Visitor Centre in Ellesmere were thrilled to see 5 Blue Tit chicks hatch yesterday in front of their very own eyes whilst watching the spectacular site via CCTV.

Date Posted: 13th May 2010


Heart of England Excellence in Tourism Awards officially launched

The Heart of England Excellence in Tourism Awards have been officially launched at Drayton Manor Theme Park.

Date Posted: 6th May 2010


Website Warning

A number of our members have contacted us with concerns about search engine optimisation on their own websites. They have been stung by companies offering to increase the traffic to their website and after months of paying large bills they have nothing more to show than receipts. If you feel you are in a similar situation, have been contacted about search engine optimisation or about increasing traffic to your website please read on.

Date Posted: 6th May 2010


Northern Area Partnership Campaign

Shropshire Tourism has been commissioned by Shropshire Council to undertake a promotional campaign for Oswestry and the North Shropshire area with the focus of generating footfall into the market towns.

Date Posted: 6th May 2010


Shropshire & the Welsh Borders brochure

Over the past 12 months the team at Shropshire Tourism has handled 19,050 direct requests for the Shropshire & the Welsh Borders brochure and we are continuing to respond to requests on a daily basis. You will receive your booking forms for the 2011 brochure in the next couple of weeks so please keep an eye out for them.

Date Posted: 6th May 2010


2009/10 a record breaking year for Shropshire Tourism

It’s been a bumper year for press coverage and website traffic.

Date Posted: 6th May 2010


Thousands Expected at Shrewsbury Caravan Show

Thousands of visitors from all over the UK are expected to attend the biggest caravan and motorhome show ever seen in Shropshire which opens in Shrewsbury on Friday.

Date Posted: 29th April 2010