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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The Museum is unlike any other. Quaint and quirky are the usual epithets attributed to it even though there is a serious basis to Stella Mitchell’s collection.

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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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Large comfortable Victorian stone house close to Stokesay Castle and Shropshire Way. Six miles from Ludlow on A49, Excellent Views. Garden, Private Parking, Close Pubs/food. Local Home made produce.

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DTS B&B 4 Star Accommodation Grading

Spacious farmhouse in peaceful setting with outstanding views, Wenlock Edge to Long Mynd Hills. Central base from which to tour the Welsh Borders. Tastefully decorated bedrooms, all en-suite.

01588 672383     Contact via Email    

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Idyllically located in a lovely hamlet in the heart of South Shropshire’s glorious, rolling countryside, Orchard Cottage is the perfect holiday retreat. 

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Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the tiny village of Hopesay lies nestled in the South Shropshire Hills.

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Lower house dates from the early 17th century and is situated on a quiet country lane amongst the hills of the Welsh borders. There is excellent walking from the house and lots of interesting places to visit in the area.

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Visit Britain Guest Accommodation 4 Star Accommodation Grading Visit Britain Pets Welcome Award

A choice of 6 accommodations. Old barns on two separate sites converted self-contained units to accommodate families of all sizes. Comfortably furnished and well-equipped. Also a spacious 10-bedroom farmhouse.

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17th Century historic country inn. Comfortable en-suite rooms, award winning meals from local produce, traditional beers. Ideal location for exploring the Shropshire countryside.

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The AA Inn 4 Star Accommodation Grading

Wagtail and Dipper Cottages are two converted beamed cottages on the owner's working farm, nestling by a river with kingfishers in the beautiful Clun Valley.

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Dower Cottage is a lovely stone built, oak beamed cottage just outside the Roman village of Leintwardine, set on a peaceful country lane and about fifteen minutes drive from Ludlow.

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The Dairy and The Byre, newly converted, well appointed, 18th Century barns (each sleeps 2 + cot). In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty halfway between Ludlow and Church Stretton. Stunning views from the lengh of Wenlock Edge.

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