Craven Arms

Craven Arms - Gateway to the Marches

On the edge of the old Marcher kingdom, Craven Arms grew into an important frontier trading post between Wales and England.

Surrounded by hills, Craven Arms is the natural start point for many long distance and shorter circular walks it was almost inevitable that it also became the home of the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

Here you can experience a virtual balloon ride over Shropshire and meet the Shropshire Mammoth - hairy, very hairy!

Just out of the town is the romantic Stokesay Castle - a 13th Century fortified manor house said to be so beautiful that when attacked no-one had the heart to destroy it - Be prepared to fall in love.

For more information about Craven Arms and the rest of South Shropshire, please click the link to visit the Ludlow & South Shropshire website

Please click here to view a map of Craven Arms town centre.

Attractions in Craven Arms

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Stokesay Castle, near Craven Arms, nestles in peaceful South Shropshire countryside near the Welsh Border. It is one of more than a dozen English Heritage properties in the county.

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Get up close and personal to Shropshire’s larger than life mammoth and step back into the Iron Age. If you're looking for somewhere to take the kids or grandkids during the summer holidays we have several family events to keep children and adults amused and entertained.

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Shropshire is blessed with many beautiful gardens – from grand estates to exquisitely designed town gardens – and many are open for charity as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

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Onny Meadows is part of the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. The meadow takes its name from the River Onny which runs along its boundary.

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A lovely church next to the beautiful Stokesay Castle.


Accommodation in Craven Arms

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Stable Cottage at Upper Heath Farm is situated in the ancient hamlet of Heath, nestling beneath the gaze of the Brown Clee Hill in this unspoilt corner of South Shropshire.

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Sun Cottage is a characterful grade 2 listed building, nestled in the conservation village of Norbury which is in the South Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or AONB.

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Sykes Cottages

Holidaycottages.co.uk offer over 60 holiday cottages in Shropshire, each hand-picked for their quality, comfort  and location.  Whether you're looking to stay in the rolling hills of the Shropshire countryside or in a charming market  town such as Ludlow or Shrewsbury, holidaycottages.co.uk has places to stay in a variety of stunning  locations.  Choose from a diverse collection of cottages, ranging from cosy cottages for couples right up to big beautiful  barns perfect for group gatherings and even pet-friendly properties suitable for furry family members. Head to our website to see the full collection. Website:  https://www.holidaycottages.co.uk/shropshire Email: bookings@holidaycottages.co.uk

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Map of Craven Arms Town

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